This downgrade today is total BS. UBS and Oppenheimer are much larger firms that have great analysts and they both love this stock and have set high price targets. My personal opinion is when some fly by night firm downgrades a stock and goes against the big guys, they are trying to scoop up shares for themselves.
Meet our Research Team At Merriman, we have a research team dedicated to the on-going review and improvement of our investment programs and financial planning tools. The experience and knowledge this team brings helps us to maximize risk-adjusted returns for our clients.
Larry Katz, CFA Director of Research email@example.com Larry is responsible for the research and development, management and improvement of our buy-and-hold portfolios, active risk management programs and financial planning tools. Larry is a member of our investment committee and the hedge fund management team. He has an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, a bachelor's degree in economics from Binghamton University, and is a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst®).
Larry has an extensive background in portfolio management, financial analysis, asset valuation, risk assessment and money manager evaluation.
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Prior to joining our company, Dennis spent 11 years as an engineer doing research and development in electric propulsion. He published many papers and won numerous awards and patents in the field. Dennis holds a master's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and bachelor's and master's degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington.
Away from work, Dennis enjoys skiing, traveling and spending time with his wife and their two children.
Take a look at their website and their less than impressive employees and analysts. I guess anyone can give an opinion but this dude is just regurgitating the same dribble that has taken down the whole sector. Funny he doesn't even mention the medical applications for Rubicons sapphires. Oh well.