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John Staszak

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

About John

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.

John's Articles

We are upgrading Wayfair Inc. (W) to “Buy” from “Hold,” with a price target of $83. Home furnishing sales began the year weak; however, growth in orders and active users − customers who have purchased at least once over the past year − should act as a catalyst for revenue, highlights John Staszak, analyst at Argus Research.
We are upgrading Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) to “Buy” from “Hold” with a target price of $530. Our upgrade reflects the company’s economies of scale, early entry into the pizza delivery business, and prospects for growth in international and domestic markets, explains John Staszak, analyst at Argus Research.
We are maintaining our “Buy” rating on DraftKings (DKNG) with a target price of $34. Reflecting the legalization of online sports betting in additional states, we expect DKNG's revenue to jump to $3.2 billion in 2023 from $2.2 billion in 2022. Tailwinds include market share gains and greater customer retention, notes John Staszak, analyst at Argus Research.
Centene (CNC) — a Top Pick for 2023 — is an international healthcare company; the firm offers services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare providers, notes John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research.