Little Rock-based Stephens Inc. has named Drew Lipke the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) research analyst for the investment firm’s equity research practice.
His coverage will include a broad range of leading commercial aerospace, defense and government services companies.
As part of his defense and tactical products focus, Lipke will also cover gun manufacturers and select outdoor products companies. This appointment is part of Stephens’ growing A&D offering across research and investment banking, company officials said.
Stephens’ international A&D coverage targets high-quality companies at a time when the commercial aerospace sector has strong multi-year backlogs and there are demonstrated secular growth stories in defense, space, and small arms.
Lipke will launch coverage in the first quarter of 2017.