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.
Constellation Brands (STZ) is a global manufacturer and marketer of wine, spirits, and beer with a wide range of brands, including Clos du Bois, Ruffino, Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford and SVEDKA vodka, notes John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research.
Darden Restaurants (DRI) is one of the best-managed casual dining companies in our coverage group, asserts John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research, a leading independent Wall Street research firm.
Boyd Gaming (BYD), based in Las Vegas, owns and operates 29 gaming properties, up from 16 in 2011, explains John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research, a leading independent Wall Street research firm.
Skechers (SKX) is an athletic shoe and accessories manufacturer and retailer; it designs and distributes performance footwear for men and women, explains John Staszak, an analyst with independent Wall Street research firm, Argus Research.