Director of Research at Zacks

Sheraz Mian is the Director of Research at Zacks, in which capacity he leads the 60 analyst equity research team covering over 1,000 stocks, including the entire S&P 500.

He oversees the creation of all commentary as well as the various subscription ... more


EC Why Are Large-Cap Stocks Beating Small Caps?
The Q1 earnings season provided all-around strength, as we have been pointing out repeatedly. Not only did growth reach the highest level in over 5 years but it was driven by a cross section of sectors and not concentrated in one area.
The Retail Sector's Q1 Earnings Scorecard
We have Q1 results from 463 S&P 500 members or 92.6% of the index’s total membership. Total earnings for these companies are up +13.4%year over year on +7.3% higher revenues, with 72.6% beating EPS estimates and 65.9% beating revenue estimates.
EC Not Every Retailer Is Suffering This Earnings Season
It's been the accepted wisdom for a while that it is only a question of time before Amazon mops up traditional brick-and-mortar retailers' every last sales dollar. But not every retailer is suffering the 'Amazon effect'.
EC Retail Sector's Disappointing Earnings Results
The earnings focus lately has been on the Retail sector, with J.C. Penney becoming the latest department store to follow the lead set by Macy’s, Kohl’s and Nordstrom. These reports reconfirm that these operators needed to reinvent their businesses.
EC A Positive & Reassuring Earnings Picture In Q1
The Q1 earnings season has turned out to be very good. Not only is growth very strong and the highest in many years, but a bigger proportion of companies have come out with positive surprises, particularly on the revenues front.
The Tech Sector's Strong Earnings Power
Apple will report results after the market’s close on Tuesday, May 2nd.The company is expected to report $2.01 per share on $52.6 billion in revenues, up +5.9% and +4.1% from the year-earlier levels, respectively.


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Work Experience

Director of Research
Zacks Investment Research
July 2009 - Present (8 years 1 month)
I manage the equity research team
Senior Analyst
Zacks Investment Research
April 2003 - June 2009 (6 years 4 months)
I covered the oil and natural gas industry