Utilities, Power & Renewables Research Analysts

In-depth analysis of the energy market.

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Sophie Karp


Sophie Karp is a Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With the Company since March 2019, her research coverage is focused on utilities companies. Prior to joining KeyBanc Capital Markets, Karp spent three years as a Senior Equity Analyst covering alternative energy and power at Guggenheim Partners. Before that, Karp worked for Citi, first as an Associate, then as an Analyst, covering electric utilities and alternative energy. Other previous experience includes working as an Investment Analyst for Privet Capital and also for Permian Investment Partners. Karp earned an M.S. degree in Information Systems from North Caucasus Federal University in Russia, as well as an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. She also holds the Series 7, 63, 86 & 87 industry licenses. In both 2016 and 2017, Karp was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the alternative energy sector by Institutional Investor Magazine.

Utilities Companies under Research Coverage

Company Ticker
American Electric Power Company, Inc. AEP
Ameren Corporation AEE
Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure plc AY
Avangrid, Inc. AGR
Avista Corporation AVA
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. CNP
CMS Energy Corporation CMS
Consolidated Edison, Inc. ED
Constellation Energy Corporation CEG
Dominion Energy, Inc. D
DTE Energy Company DTE
Duke Energy Corporation DUK
Edison International EIX
Enphase Energy, Inc. ENPH
Entergy Corporation ETR
Eversource Energy ES
Exelon Corporation EXC
FirstEnergy Corp. FE
First Solar, Inc. FSLR
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure HASI
NextEra Energy, Inc. NEE
NextEra Energy Partners, LP NEP
NorthWestern Corp NWE
Otter Tail Corporation OTTR
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation PNW
Portland General Electric Company POR
Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated PEG
Sempra Energy SRE
Southern Company SO
Sunnova Energy International Inc. NOVA
Sunrun Inc. RUN
WEC Energy Group, Inc. WEC
XCEL Energy Inc. XEL

Leo Mariani, CFA

Oil & Gas

Leo Mariani is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.  With the Company since November 2018, his research coverage is focused on oil & gas exploration & production companies.

Mariani has roughly 20 years of experience following the energy sector including approximately 15 years of equity research experience and 5 years of investment banking experience.  He previously worked as an E&P analyst for NatAlliance Securities for just over one year, RBC Capital Markets for nearly 10 years, and Jefferies and Company for about 3 ½ years.  Prior to that time, he was an investment banker covering the energy sector for both UBS Warburg and PaineWebber.

Mariani graduated with an honors degree from Brown University with a double major in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior & Management, and is also a CFA charterholder.

Oil & Gas (Exploration & Production) Companies under Research Coverage

Company Ticker
APA Corporation APA
Berry Corporation BRY
Black Stone Minerals, L.P. BSM
Brigham Minerals, Inc. MNRL
California Resources Corporation CRC
Centennial Resource Development, Inc. CDEV
Civitas Resources, Inc. CIVI
CNX Resources Corporation CNX
Comstock Resources, Inc. CRK
ConocoPhillips COP
Continental Resources, Inc. CLR
Coterra Energy Inc. CTRA
Denbury Inc. DEN
Diamondback Energy, Inc. FANG
EOG Resources, Inc. EOG
Gulfport Energy Corporation GPOR
Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP KRP
Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation MGY
Murphy Oil Corporation MUR
Occidental Petroleum Corporation OXY
PDC Energy, Inc. PDCE
Pioneer Natural Resources Co. PXD
Plug Power Inc. PLUG
Range Resources Corporation RRC
SM Energy Company SM
Talos Energy Inc. TALO
Viper Energy Partners LP VNOM
Whiting Petroleum Corporation WLL

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