2008 Best Sector Performers

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 New York – As we continue to assess the performance of the research recommendations of research providers, our attention turns to the performance of these recommendations within individual sectors.  The data used in this analysis is received from Investars, the analysis and conclusions are those of Integrity Research Associates.

The table below presents the top three firms in each sector in terms of overall returns within each sector. We have filtered out those firms that have under 100 recommendations over the one year term of the analysis (period ended December 31, 2008). The return upon which the firms are ranked is the total of returns from the buy recommendations and the sell recommendations.

Oil & Gas Rank
Capital One Services 1
Hilliard Lyons 2
Key Bank Capital Markets 3
Basic Materials Rank
B Riley & Co 1
Haugen Custom Financial Systems 2
Susquehanna Financial 3
Industrials Rank
Janney Montgomery Scott 1
Market Profile Theorems 2
Stanford Research 3
Consumer Goods Rank
Keefe Bruyette & Woods 1
Market Profile Theorems 2
Stifel Nicolaus 3
Healthcare Rank
American Technology Research 1
Market Profile Theorems 2
Caris & Co 3
Consumer Services Rank
B Riley & Co 1
Market Profile Theorems 2
Needham & Co 3
Telecommunications Rank
Market Profile Theorems 1
Trading Central 2
Sterne, Agee & Leach 3
Utilities Rank
Brean Murray Carret & Co 1
Soleil 2
Market Profile Theorems 3
Financials Rank
B Riley & Co 1
Soleil 2
Market Profile Theorems 3
Technology Rank
Key Bank Capital Markets 1
Market Profile Theorems 2
Barrington Research 3

In addition to the abilities of the research providers within each sector, it is also helpful to assess the general abilities of the research providers across all sectors. This analysis is prejudiced against sector specialist firms, but adds value to the analysis nevertheless.

The standout firm for sector performance across the 10 sectors was Market Profile Theorems, which was in the top three firms in 8 of the 10 sectors. MPT provides behavioral financial models – integrating insider, earnings, technicals and style aspects in its analysis for over 5000 U.S. companies.

 Other notable performers were B Riley & Co which had 3 top three finishes and then by both Soleil and Key Bank, which had 2 top three finishes in the sectors.

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