Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> March 3, 2003

Outlook For Gaming Stocks: David Anders – Merrill Lynch Global Securities

DAVID W. ANDERS is employed at Merrill Lynch as a First Vice President covering the lodging and gaming sectors. Prior to this, he was employed by Credit Suisse First Boston for just over three years, where he covered gaming, lodging and leisure companies. Mr. Anders started his career with Montgomery Securities in 1992. He earned a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Applied Securities Analysis Program. For the last five years Institutional Investor magazine has ranked Mr. Anders as one of the top gaming and lodging analysts. He has been widely quoted in many other trade publications. Additionally, Mr. Anders has appeared on CNBC, CNNfn and Bloomberg Television. Profile
TWST: How did the gaming stocks perform in 2002?

Mr. Anders: For 2002 it's a tale of two halves. Obviously, the

first half started off out strongly for most consumer cyclical

stocks, with