Stephen Biggar is currently director of product strategy at Argus Research. He is a member of the Argus Investment Policy Committee and Senior Portfolio Group, and frequently appears in print and broadcast media discussing the equity markets. Previously, he was the global director of equity research for S&P Capital IQ. He holds a degree in economics from Rutgers University.
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Argus Research is a leading independent investment research organization providing quality research since 1934. Argus analysts, economists, and portfolio strategists forecast and monitor economic trends, analyze industries, and issue recommendations (buy, hold or sell) on a universe of 500 stocks. Each Argus rating must have a clear, reasonable, and adequate basis. The process starts with the analyst's application of our rigorous six-point system which includes meetings with senior managers. This methodology combined with our independence enables us to develop ideas which are then communicated in a straight forward manner to our clients, making them compete effectively in the marketplace.
Our rating on Fiserv (FI) is “Buy” with a target price of $150 (raised from $140). We believe that Fiserv, a financial services firm, benefits from a highly scalable business model. Over the last several years, it has consistently turned single-digit revenue growth into double-digit EPS growth with help from strong margins and share buybacks, notes Stephen Biggar, analyst at Argus Research.
Charles Schwab (SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with 33.8 million active brokerage accounts and approximately $7.0 trillion in client assets, notes Stephen Biggar, an analyst with the leading independent Wall Street research firm, Argus Research.
Blackstone Group (BX) — my Top Pick for 2023 — is one of the world's leading managers of alternative assets, including private equity, real estate, hedge funds, credit-oriented funds, and closed-end mutual funds, notes analyst Stephen Biggar, at Argus Research, a leading independent Wall Street research firm.
Founded in 1976, KKR & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment management firm; it manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes, mostly private equity, explains Stephen Biggar, at Argus Research.
Join Argus' director of product strategy, Stephen Biggar, as he discusses the current Argus Research 30-Stock Focus List and a few of the firm's thematic research portfolios, including the Innovation and Millennial Generation portfolios.