Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> January 24, 2011
Anthony F. Cristello is Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst, Consumer Group at BB&T Capital Markets. Mr. Cristello has spent 14 of the last 16 years at BB&T Capital Markets, where he follows the automotive aftermarket sector. BB&T Capital Markets' approach to the sector is unique in that the firm views the automotive aftermarket as does its participants - as its own fully integrated industry. Forbes.com, in its 2010 "Blue Chip Analyst" awards, ranked Mr. Cristello number two in the nonfood retailers and wholesalers industry (performance is based on three years of both earnings estimates and recommendations). In its "World's Top Analysts" survey recognizing the top analysts in 2010, Financial Times/StarMine named Mr. Cristello number three in specialty retail for estimate accuracy; he was named number two in 2008. Mr. Cristello is a regular contributor to Aftermarket Business magazine, as well as a featured speaker at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium. Before rejoining BB&T in 2000, he was an Analyst on the retail/consumer team at ABN AMRO in Chicago. Mr. Cristello is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Profile
TWST: How was 2010 for the automotive aftermarket?
Mr. Cristello: 2010 was a great year for the automotive aftermarket. When you look at the returns and the performance of the stocks, they