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Drexel Hamilton Research Analysts Earn Top Rankings in Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards

NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 – Drexel Hamilton, LLC equity research analysts, Barry Sine, CFA, CMT and Peter Skibitski, have received Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards signifying the highest standard of excellence in research across the globe. The analysts were highly ranked in two categories: stock recommendation performance relative to specific industry benchmarks (“Stock Pickers”) and accuracy in forecasting earnings as compared with peers (“Earnings Estimators”). In the Top Stock Pickers category, Sine, Managing Director of equity research, is ranked second in the Diversified Telecommunication Services industry. In the Top Earnings Estimators category, Skibitski, senior equity research analyst, is ranked third in the Aerospace & Defense Industry. The Thomson Reuters Awards are presented to the top 3 analysts in each category.

“I’m honored to have received my second Thompson Research award, but the real credit goes to Drexel Hamilton and the service members that it employs following their personal sacrifices for our country. I would also thank Drexel’s top-notch sales force, which has helped to dramatically build-out our distribution channels over the past five years,” shared Skibitski.

“It is my honor to receive my fourth Thomson Reuters Analyst Award in ten years. I echo Pete’s sentiments and thank the team at Drexel Hamilton for supporting our research,” commented Sine.

About Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards
Based on StarMine methodology, the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards are globally recognized as the gold standard in objective measurement of sell-side analyst performance. The awards recognize the world’s top individual sell-side analysts and firms, and they can also be used by buy-side firms to identify the leading analysts at sell-side firms. The Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards measure the performance of sell-side analysts based on the returns of their buy and sell recommendations relative to industry benchmarks; and the accuracy of their earnings estimates in 14 regions across the globe. For more information on StarMine’s quantitative analytics, click here.

Drexel Hamilton Hosts Aerospace & Defense Conference
The announcement comes the same day Drexel Hamilton hosts its hallmark Aerospace & Defense Conference June 15, 2017 at the Westin in Times Square, New York. The event will feature executives from nearly 20 commercial aerospace, federal IT and defense firms facilitating discussions on the state of the industry as well as a keynote presentation by Rear Admiral John B. Mustin of the United States Navy.

The presenting companies include:
• Albany International Corp. – AIN
• Barnes Group Inc. – B
• BWX Technologies Inc. – BWXT
• CPI Aerostructures Inc. – CVU
• CSRA Inc. – CSRA
• Engility Holdings, Inc. – EGL
• Esterline Technologies – ESL
• FLIR Systems Inc. – FLIR
• Kaman Corp. – KAMN
• KBR Inc. – KBR
• Leidos Holdings Inc. – LDOS
• ManTech International Corp. – MANT
• Mercury Systems Inc. – MRCY
• Oshkosh Corp. – OSK
• OSIS Systems Inc. – OSIS
• Science Applications International Corp.- SAIC
• The KEYW Holding Corp. – KEYW
• Vectrus Inc. – VEC

About Barry Sine, CFA, CMT
Sine oversees equity research with a focus on technical analysis and telecommunications services. Ranked a top analyst by the financial press several times throughout the past decade, he has managed start-up research operations for a number of firms and worked at some of the leading US investment banks. Prior to joining Drexel Hamilton, Sine worked at CapStone Investments, where he ran the firm’s equity research business beginning in 2008 and ultimately grew it to 17 analysts with 24 institutional sales people. He previously managed start-up research operations for Kaufman Bros. LP. Sine’s coverage focus is telecommunications, and he has twice been a top ranked analyst by the Wall Street Journal in the past five years. He also publishes technical analysis reports on equities, currencies and commodities. He has previously held positions with JP Morgan, Prudential, UBS and Oppenheimer. He is currently a director of the Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation and is a past director of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Market Technicians Association. He has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations and holds the FINRA series 7, 16, 24, 63, 86 and 87 licenses.

About Peter Skibitski
Skibitski is the lead aerospace and defense analyst at Drexel Hamilton. He has 17 years of experience following the defense industry in various capacities, beginning at trade newsletter Inside the Navy in 1998. He also worked for the Washington, D.C. consulting firm DFI International (now Avascent) from 2000-2003, conducting budgetary, strategic, and price-to-win analysis for leading defense firms. Skibitski entered equity research in 2003 as associate analyst at Wachovia before moving to Credit Suisse in 2005, where he helped launch coverage of the federal IT sector. He also served as the lead aerospace and defense analyst for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey from 2010-2012 before joining Drexel Hamilton. Skibitski finished first in the 2014 Thomson Reuters/Starmine aerospace and defense stock picker program.

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