Industrial Research Analysts
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Steve Barger is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. He joined the company in 2004 as a research associate, covering automotive parts suppliers. He was promoted to research analyst in January 2006, and his research coverage is focused on industrial manufacturers.
Barger’s previous experience includes serving as general manager and partner at Cleveland Tank & Supply, Inc., as well as owning and operating a local business.
Prior to that, Barger served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment.
Barger earned a Bachelor of Science in Management, with a concentration in Finance, from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
In its May 2011 “Best on the Street” Analyst Survey, The Wall Street Journal ranked Barger as the #5 stock picker in the Heavy Machinery and Materials sector for 2010. This is Barger’s second WSJ award. Barger was also recognized as the #3 stock picker in the Machinery sector by the Financial Times/StarMine in May 2011.
Industrial Manufacturing Companies Under Research Coverage
|Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.||AEIS|
|Applied Materials, Inc.||AMAT|
|Federal Signal Corporation||FSS|
|HD Supply Holdings, Inc.||HDS|
|Herc Holdings Inc.||HRI|
|Joy Global Inc.||JOYG|
|Lam Research Corporation||LRCX|
|Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.||LECO|
|MKS Instruments, Inc.||MKSI|
|Myers Industries, Inc.||MYE|
|Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.||PKOH|
|RBC Bearings Incorporated||RBC|
|The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.||GBX|
|The Timken Company||TKR|
|Trinity Industries, Inc.||TRN|
|Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation||WAB|
Business Services, Construction & Engineering
Sean Eastman is an Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. His research coverage is focused on the engineering & construction sector, as well as the business services sector.
Prior to assuming coverage of the E&C sector in September 2019 and the business services sector in August 2018, Eastman worked at KBCM as a senior research associate covering the E&C sector since 2014, and he co-covered four companies.
Eastman earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Economics from Concordia University in Montreal. He holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 industry licenses.
Business Services, Construction & Engineering Companies Under Research Coverage
|ABM Industries Incorporated||ABM|
|AECOM Technology Corporation||ACM|
|Bloom Energy Corporation||BE|
|Casella Waste Systems, Inc.||CWST|
|Comfort Systems, USA, Inc.||FIX|
|Dycom Industries, Inc.||DY|
|Emcor Group, Inc.||EME|
|Jacobs Solutions Inc.||J|
|MYR Group Inc.||MYRG|
|Primoris Services Corporation||PRIM|
|Quanta Services, Inc.||PWR|
|Republic Services, Inc.||RSG|
|Sterling Infrastructure, Inc.||STRL|
|Tetra Tech, Inc.||TTEK|
|Waste Connections, Inc.||WCN|
|Waste Management, Inc.||WM|
Metals & Mining
Philip Gibbs is a Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With the company since May 2006, his research focuses on the metals & mining industry.
Prior to his promotion to Research Analyst, Gibbs worked as a Research Associate on KeyBanc Capital Markets’ metals & mining team. Previous professional experience includes working for A.G. Edwards & Sons Financial in Westlake, Ohio.
Gibbs earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 industry licenses, and is a CFA Level III candidate. He is also an active member of the CFA Society of Cleveland.
In its June 2017 Analyst Awards, Thomson Reuters StarMine recognized Gibbs as the #3 earnings estimator in the Metals & Mining sector. This was his second StarMine award. In Institutional Investor’s 2014 All America edition, Gibbs was named a Rising Star for his coverage of the Metals & Mining sector.
Metals & Mining Companies Under Research Coverage
|Carpenter Technology Corporation||CRS|
|Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.||CLF|
|Commercial Metals Company||CMC|
|Haynes International, Inc.||HAYN|
|Howmet Aerospace Inc.||HWM|
|Luxfer Holdings PLC||LXFR|
|Olympic Steel, Inc.||ZEUS|
|Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.||RS|
|Ryerson Holding Corporation||RYI|
|Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.||SCHN|
|Steel Dynamics, Inc.||STLD|
|United States Steel Corporation||X|
|Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.||USAP|
|Worthington Industries, Inc.||WOR|
Jeffrey D. Hammond
Jeffrey D. Hammond is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. He joined the Company in June 1999 as a research associate on the industrial team. He was promoted to research analyst in early 2001, and his research coverage is focused on diversified industrial companies.
Hammond was previously an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accountancy) from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Industrial Manufacturing Companies Under Research Coverage
|Altra Holdings, Inc.||AIMC|
|A.O. Smith Corporation||AOS|
|Carrier Global Corporation||CARR|
|EnPro Industries, Inc.||NPO|
|Gates Industrial Corporation plc||GTES|
|Generac Holdings Inc.||GNRC|
|Hayward Holdings, Inc.||HAYW|
|Janus International Group, Inc.||JBI|
|Lennox International Inc.||LII|
|The Middleby Corporation||MIDD|
|nVent Electric plc||NVT|
|Regal Rexnord Corporation||RRX|
|Trane Technologies plc||TT|
|Watts Water Technologies, Inc.||WTS|
|Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation||ZWS|
Industrial Distributors/Equipment Rental
Ken Newman is a Vice President and Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. His research coverage is focused on the industrial supply chain, including the Industrial Distributor and Equipment Rental sectors.
Ken joined KeyBanc Capital Markets as a research associate in 2014, covering the Industrial Machinery OEMs and Industrial Distributors. Prior to joining KBCM, Ken worked as an investment banking analyst at PNC Capital Markets Inc.
Ken earned his BBA from Ohio University with a double major in Finance and International Business. He holds the Series 7, 63, 52, 79, 86 and 87 industry licenses.
Industrial Distributors/Equipment Rental Companies Under Research Coverage
|Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.||AIT|
|Distribution Solutions Group, Inc.||DSGR|
|DMC Global Inc.||BOOM|
|Herc Holdings Inc.||HRI|
|MRC Global Inc.||MRC|
|MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.||MSM|
|United Rentals, Inc.||URI|
|W.W. Grainger, Inc.||GWW|
|WESCO International, Inc.||WCC|
Aleksey Yefremov is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With the Company since December 2019, his research coverage is focused on chemicals companies.
Prior to joining KeyBanc Capital Markets, Yefremov spent five years as a Senior Equity Research Analyst covering chemicals at Nomura Securities. Before that, he worked for BofA/Merrill Lynch, first as an Associate, then as an Analyst, covering chemicals. Other previous experience includes working as an Analysis Specialist at Accenture.
Yefremov earned a Master’s Degree in Finance from the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in Russia, as well as an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois. He also holds the Series 7, 63, 86 & 87 industry licenses.
Chemicals Companies Under Research Coverage
|Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.||AXTA|
|DuPont de Nemours, Inc.||DD|
|Eastman Chemical Company||EMN|
|LyondellBasell Industries N.V.||LYB|
|PPG Industries, Inc.||PPG|
|PQ Group Holdings Inc.||PQG|
|RPM International Inc.||RPM|
|Westlake Chemical Corporation||WLK|
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