Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> November 23, 2009

Baked-in Recovery In Hotel Stocks – Chris Woronka – Deutsche Bank

Chris Woronka, Vice President, Equity Research, is the lead lodging and hotel REIT Analyst for Deutsche Bank. He has approximately eight years of sell-side research experience in the gaming, lodging, leisure and REIT sectors, including affiliations with teams previously ranked by Institutional Investor and The Wall Street Journal's annual "Best on the Street" survey. He is currently ranked as a five-star analyst by StarMine for earnings estimate accuracy and as a four-star analyst by StarMine for recommendations performance. His research has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Time, Reuters, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, SmartMoney, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He has been featured on CNBC's "Closing Bell" program and has also participated on Information Management Network and New York University Hospitality Conference panels. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2004, Mr. Woronka held equity research positions at CIBC World Markets and BB&T Capital Markets. He holds an MBA in finance and a B.S. in accounting from the R.B. Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. He is based at Deutsche Bank's New York headquarters. Profile
TWST: What's your general outlook for hotel companies right now?

Mr. Woronka: As is usually the case, stocks attempt to anticipate changes, in this case recovery. So I think you have seen that priced