Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> July 16, 2015

Consumer Discretionary Stocks Offering More Value Than Staples

Joseph Altobello
Joseph Altobello, CFA, is a Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering household and personal care product suppliers at Raymond James & Associates, Inc. He joined the firm in October 2014. Prior to his current position, Mr. Altobello covered the HPC sector at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. — formerly CIBC World Markets — from 2002 to 2014, and was a member of CIBC’s wireline telecom services research team from 2000 to 2002. Before joining CIBC World Markets in early 2000, he was an Associate at Schroders covering major domestic local and long-distance telecom service providers. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Altobello was at Salomon Smith Barney, covering the oil and natural gas exploration and production sector. Mr. Altobello has been recognized in both The Wall Street Journal Best on the Street survey and the StarMine survey. He graduated summa cum laude from Penn State University in 1995 with a B.S. in finance and a minor in economics. Profile
TWST: Please introduce your coverage and a broad view of the subsectors you watch.

Mr. Altobello: In terms of our coverage universe, we currently cover 14 stocks across the household