Securities Analyst: Consumer Discretionary & Consumer Staples,
Argus Research Corporation
- Specializes in Gaming, Lodging, and Restaurant Groups with the Consumer Discretionary Sector
- Previously with Standard & Poor's, the Bank of New York, Harris Nesbitt Gerard, and Merrill Lynch
- Awards from Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times/Star Mine
John Staszak's specialty at Argus includes the gaming, lodging, and restaurant groups within the consumer discretionary sector. Mr. Staszak earned an MBA from the University of Texas and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In the financial services industry, he has worked as an analyst and consultant for firms including Standard & Poor's, the Bank of New York, Harris Nesbitt Gerard, and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Staszak is a CFA charterholder. Forbes magazine named him as the second-best stock picker among restaurant analysts in 2006. He was also ranked the second-best analyst covering the restaurant sector by The Wall Street Journal in 2007, a year in which a Financial Times/StarMine survey also ranked him that same way. In 2008, the Journal again listed Mr. Staszak as an award winner, with a third-best designation among hotel industry analysts and a fifth-best designation among restaurant analysts.
Wendy’s Co. (WEN) operates quick-service restaurants, with approximately 6,500 franchise and company-owned restaurants in the U.S. and 30 other countries, notes John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research, a leading independent Wall Street research firm.
Restaurant Brands International (QSR) owns three major restaurant chains — Burger King, Tim Horton’s, and Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen — and has more than 26,000 restaurants worldwide, notes John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research.
Boyd Gaming (BYD) owns and operates 29 gaming properties, up from 16 in 2011. The company’s properties are located in Nevada, Iowa, Mississippi, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Louisiana, notes John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) develops and operates casino resorts in Macau and Las Vegas, notes John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research, a leading independent Wall Street research firm.