Group Head, US Equity Research
S&P Capital IQ
Thomas Graves is group head for consumer staples coverage within S&P Capital IQ's US Equity Research. In this position, he oversees analysts who provide coverage of stocks in subject areas ranging from soft drinks to household products. Also, Mr. Graves personally covers stocks in the packaged foods area. Major companies and stocks within his coverage universe include General Mills, Kraft Foods, and Sara Lee. In 2008, he was recognized in The Wall Street Journal's annual "Best on the Street" rankings, based on stock opinions in 2007. Mr. Graves joined Standard & Poor's in 1983 and has been covering consumer-related stocks for more than 15 years. He has made numerous appearances in the news media, commenting on events and forecasts related to the industries and companies that he covers. Mr. Graves received a BA in English from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).