Movers and SHAKERS
An equity analyst is someone who studies and analyzes financial information and trends for an organization or an industry, in this case for Noble Capital Markets (Noble). Analysts’ work typically includes reviewing of the annual statements (the balance sheet, the profit and loss statement, the cash flow statement, the notes to accounts, etc.), revenue figures and future projections, intelligence concerning key clients (channel checks… thus the name of this site), amount of debt the company is carrying, any legal liabilities, present market trends, the products or services presented by the firm and a forecast of the organization’s impending financial needs. They write reports on the organization’s fundamentals, finances and define, in their opinion, the business’s investment potential in terms of providing an assessment of return potential. Most analysts become specialists in the analysis of specific industry sectors thereby understanding the trends and nuances associated with the sector. Equity analysts must be licensed (Series 86/87) by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or must be a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA).
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Michael Kupinski, MBA
Director of Research. Senior Equity Analyst specializing in Media & Entertainment. 34 years of experience as an analyst. Member of the National Cable Television Society Foundation and the National Association of Broadcasters. BS in Management Science, Computer Science Certificate and MBA specializing in Finance from St. Louis University.
Named WSJ 'Best on the Street' Analyst six times.
FINRA Series Licenses 7, 24, 66, 86, 87.
Michael Heim, MBA, CFA
Senior Equity Analyst focusing on energy and utility stocks. 24 years of experience as an analyst. Chartered Financial Analyst. MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and BA in Economics from Carleton College in Minnesota. Professor at St. Louis University's MBA program.
Named WSJ 'Best on the Street' Analyst four times. Named Forbes/StarMine's "Best Brokerage Analyst" three times.
Holds FINRA licenses 7, 63, 86, 87.
Mark Reichman, MBA
Senior Equity Analyst focusing on Basic Materials & Mining. 20 years of experience in equity research. BA in Business Administration from Westminster College. MBA with a Finance concentration from the University of Missouri. MA in International Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis.
Named WSJ 'Best on the Street' Analyst and Forbes/StarMine's "Best Brokerage Analyst."
Holds FINRA licenses 7, 24, 63, 87.
Poe Fratt, MBA
Senior Equity Analyst focused in the Transportation & Logistics sector. More than 25 years of experience on the buy-side and sell-side. Holds a history degree from Stanford University and earned an MBA from Cornell University (Johnson School).
Named WSJ 'Best on the Street' Analyst twice.
Holds FINRA licenses 7, 63, 65, 86, 87.
Joe Gomes, MBA, CFA
Senior Generalist Equity Analyst. Chartered Financial Analyst. Over 20 years experience as a Generalist Analyst focused in the small to mid-cap space. MBA in Finance from Pace University and a BS in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University.
Holds FINRA licenses 6, 7, 24, 63, 87.
Ahu Demir, Ph.D
Equity Research Analyst focusing on the Life Sciences sector. 5 years of industry experience. PhD in Chemistry from University of Florida.Post-Doctoral training at Columbia University and New York University. Her scientific training focused on antiviral therapy, oncology and immuno-oncology.
Holds FINRA licenses 7, 63, 86, 87.
Life Sciences & Biotechnology: Ahu Demir Ph.D.ǀNatural Resources: Mark ReichmanǀMedia & Entertainment: Michael KupinskiǀTransportation & Logistics: Poe FrattǀGeneralist – Various Sectors: Joe GomesǀUtilities: Michael Heim