Argus Research Company
Jacob Kilstein is an associate analyst for Argus Research covering the insurance and REIT sectors. Prior to joining Argus, he spent five years as a business analyst at OTC Publishing, a web consultancy. Mr. Kilstein also worked for a year as an analyst at Casimir Capital, a metals and mining investment bank, where he earned the Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses. He volunteers with special needs causes and ran the New York and Miami half marathons as fundraisers. Mr. Kilstein is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Society of South Florida. He received a BS in marketing from Yeshiva University, where he was manager of the basketball team. Mr. Kilstein is also a CFA charterholder.
We like utilities relative to other sectors in the current environment, as low interest rates make utility dividends more attractive. We also believe that demand for electricity and gas will hold up better during the pandemic than discretionary consumer spending, notes Jacob Kilstein, analyst with Argus Research.
We are raising our rating on FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), a diversified energy company based in Ohio, to "buy" from "hold", suggests Jacob Kilstein, an analyst with the leading independent Wall Street firm, Argus Research.
Argus Research analyst Jacob Kilstein selected CMS Energy (CMS) as his Top Pick last year. He continues to rate the stock — which rose 26% last year — as a "buy" based on strong growth in earnings and dividends. For 2020, his top idea is a REIT.
Ventas Inc. (VTR) is a real estate investment trust that invests primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry, notes Jacob Kilstein, and analyst with Argus Research.