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Eric Gonzalez is a Vice President, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With the Company since June 2018, his research coverage is focused on restaurant companies.
Prior to joining KeyBanc Capital Markets, Gonzalez spent seven years as a VP/Associate Analyst in Equity Research at RBC Capital Markets and UBS Securities. While there, he worked on the Institutional Investor-ranked research team covering the restaurant sector. Before that, Gonzalez was an Equity Research Associate at Oppenheimer & Co. Other previous experience includes working in Institutional Fixed Income Sales at International Strategy and Investment Group, in Interest Rate/Structured Product Sales at Nomura Securities International, and in Fixed Income Sales & Trading at Morgan Stanley.
Gonzalez earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School. He also holds the Series 7, 63, 86 & 87 industry licenses.
In 2017, Gonzalez was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the restaurant sector by Institutional Investor Magazine.
Restaurant Companies Under Research Coverage
|Brinker International, Inc.||EAT|
|Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.||CMG|
|Darden Restaurants, Inc.||DRI|
|Dine Brands Global, Inc.||DIN|
|Domino's Pizza, Inc.||DPZ|
|Jack in the Box Inc.||JACK|
|Papa Johns International, Inc.||PZZA|
|Restaurant Brands International Inc.||QSR|
|Texas Roadhouse, Inc.||TXRH|
|The Wendy's Company||WEN|
|YUM! Brands, Inc.||YUM|
Bradley Thomas, CFA
Bradley B. Thomas is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With the company since April 2008, his research coverage focuses on the retail hardlines industry.
Prior to joining the firm, Thomas was a vice president and senior analyst at Lehman Brothers in the retail sector. Thomas joined Lehman in 2001 and began his career on the Institutional Investor-ranked retail hardlines team.
In 2018, Thomas was ranked the #1 stock picker in the multiline retail sector by Thomson Reuters. In addition, in 2013, he was ranked #1 of 75 analysts in The Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street Survey in the specialty retailers & services category. This marked his second WSJ award. He ranked #2 in the home construction & furnishings category in 2012.
Thomas is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor in history. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Thomas is regularly featured in the media, appearing on CNBC and Bloomberg Television, and in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Barron’s.
Retail – Hardlines Companies Under Research Coverage
|Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.||BBBY|
|Best Buy Co., Inc.||BBY|
|Big Lots, Inc.||BIG|
|Central Garden & Pet Company||CENTA|
|Dollar General Corporation||DG|
|Dollar Tree, Inc.||DLTR|
|Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.||ETH|
|Five Below, Inc.||FIVE|
|Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.||HVT|
|The Home Depot, Inc.||HD|
|Lowe’s Companies, Inc.||LOW|
|Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.||OLLI|
|PROG Holdings, Inc.||PRG|
|Purple Innovation, Inc.||PRPL|
|Sleep Number Corporation||SNBR|
|Tempur Sealy International Inc.||TPX|
|Tractor Supply Company||TSCO|
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