Kevin W. Hocevar, CFA
Director, Equity Research Analyst
Kevin joined Northcoast Research in May 2011 as a member of the Industrial & Basic Material team covering the Specialty Chemicals sector. Since that time, Kevin has leveraged his experience and knowledge to expand coverage into the broader Specialty Chemical and Building Products sectors. Prior to joining Northcoast Research, Kevin was a Risk Analyst at KeyBank Capital Markets from 2009-2011, American International Group (AIG) from 2008-2009 and Smith Barney from 2007-2008.
Kevin and his team have developed an extensive array of industry contacts to draw from, including thousands of architectural coatings industry professionals, U.S. residential roofing distributors and contractors, U.S. commercial roofing distributors and contractors, U.S. residential insulation distributors, U.S. wallboard distributors, U.S. door distributors and U.S. specialty flooring retailers. Additionally, he has developed proprietary indexes that analyze DIY asphalt shingle pricing, asphalt cost, DIY insulation pricing and DIY wallboard pricing, and a Carbon Black Shipment Index.
In addition to providing proprietary equity research and custom research data to institutional investors, Kevin has also been quoted in industry publications such as Plastics News and Bloomberg, and his proprietary U.S. Architectural Coatings Reports can be found in Coatings World Magazine, where it is published on a quarterly basis. Kevin holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Kevin has been recognized by StarMine in 2017 & 2018 as a number two (2017) and number three (2018) earnings estimator nationally for the Chemicals Industry.
Kevin has been recognized by StarMine in 2017 & 2018 as a number two (2017) and number three (2018) earnings estimator nationally for the Chemicals Industry.
Specialty Chemical manufacturers
Cabot Corporation – CBT
Orion Engineered Carbons – OEC
PPG Industries, Inc – PPG
RPM International, Inc – RPM
Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. – BECN
Carlisle Companies, Inc. – CSL
Eagle Materials, Inc. – EXP
GMS Inc. – GMS
Masonite International Corp. – DOOR
Mohawk Industries, Inc. – MHK
Owens-Corning – OC
A.O. Smith – AOS
Sherwin-Williams Co. – SHW