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.
Founded in 1998, Lululemon Athletica (LULU) is based in Vancouver, Canada, though it is incorporated in Delaware and its financial results are reported in U.S. dollars, notes John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research, an independent Wall Street research firm.
Darden Restaurants (DRI), based in Orlando, is a leading U.S. restaurant operator; the buy-rated stock has a a market cap of $20.7 billion, notes John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research — a leading independent Wall Street research firm.
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) operates more than 2,000 restaurants; it offers quick service, but maintains traditional cooking methods and utilizes high-quality ingredients, notes John Staszak, an analyst with leading independent Wall Street research firm, Argus Research.
We think that Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ) is better positioned than most competitors during the pandemic, given its strong brand and emphasis on online ordering, explains John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research — a leading independent Wall Street research firm.