John Larkin, CFA, Managing Director and Head, Transportation Capital Markets Research, Stifel Financial Corp.
John Larkin, CFA, Managing Director and Head, Transportation Capital Markets Research, Stifel Financial Corp.'s details
John Larkin joined Legg Mason* in October 2001 to form and lead the firm’s entry into the transportation markets. Mr. Larkin was recognized as an all-star analyst by Institutional Investor magazine in 2006 and as a Wall Street Journal all-star analyst five times, most recently for his stock picks during the year 2010. In addition, he was rated as #1 by Forbes Starmine in EPS estimate accuracy in the Road & Rail Category in 2008 and as #1 stock picker in 2003 by Forbes Starmine in both the Road & Rail and the Airfreight & Logistics categories. Mr. Larkin also placed 3rd in the 2004 Forbes Starmine stock picking survey in the Road & Rail category. He received additional recognition in 2014 and 2015 by placing 2nd in the 2014 Starmine stock picking survey in the Road & Rail category, 3rd in the 2014 Starmine stock picking survey in the Air Freight and Logistics category, and 2nd in the 2015 Starmine stock picking survey in the Air Freight and Logistics category. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Larkin was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RailWorks Corporation, a publicly traded transportation services company with revenues of $800 million. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Larkin was a key member of Alex. Brown and Sons’ transportation team, serving as a Managing Director for the last five years. During that period, Mr. Larkin was recognized twice by The Wall Street Journal and twice by Institutional Investor magazine as an all-star analyst. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Larkin held various positions in planning and economic analysis at CSX Transportation, Inc.
Mr. Larkin began his career in the transportation industry in 1977, serving as a Research Assistant at the Center for Transportation at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined Day & Zimmermann, Inc., as a Transportation Systems Consultant in 1979, serving until 1982. Mr. Larkin earned his Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard University in 1984 and a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont and the University of Texas, respectively. Mr. Larkin is a CFA charterholder. In addition, he is a member of The Boards of Advisors for CRST International and Comcar Industries and is a member of the Baltimore CFA Society.
* Legg Mason’s capital markets group was sold in its entirety to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated on December 1, 2005.