Research Capabilities

Stifel research focuses on all market caps, but is a leader in small- and mid-cap research.  The department is staffed predominantly with industry professionals from outside Wall Street.  In fact, many of its analysts have hands-on work experience in the industry that they research.  Stifel believes industry experience, its opportunistic approach, and broad market cap coverage drive excess returns and its award-winning franchise.

Stifel focuses on 12 sectors, covering more than 1,600 companies, and has the nation’s largest U.S. equity research platform.


Equity Research Analysts

Financial Institutions, Technology, Health Care, Consumer & Retail, Energy & Power, Diversified Industrials, Real Estate, Market Strategy, Internet, Media & Telecom, Business Services, Transportation, Materials, Aerospace, Defense & Government Services.  Market Cap Distribution:  Large Cap –  36%, Mid Cap – 35%, Small Cap – 29%.


Figures are as of 7/31/19 and include Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., and other firms acquired by Stifel.