North America Automotive: “Investor Takeaways from CES and NAIAS Events”


Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “North America Automotive: Investor Takeaways from CES and NAIAS Events” features David Leiker, Global Auto & Truck Markets Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at BAIRD.

In the 15-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Leiker discusses and answers these questions:

  • Let’s start with your background. What do you do?
  • CES is the Consumer Electronics Show. Why does an automotive research analyst spend any time at this event?
  • What are some the things you took away from your time at CES and implications for the auto industry?
  • It seems CES and the North American International Auto Show are competing with each other. Are they?
  • What did you take away from the Detroit Auto Show?
  • What are your thoughts for the global auto industry in 2018?

Audio Interview Guest
Mr. David Leiker, CFA
Global Auto & Truck Markets
Managing Director – Senior Research Analyst

Download BAIRD reports on North America Automotive (2018)

  • Detroit Auto Show Recap – Better Appreciation of Content Opportunities” review
  • Global Automotive: Key Highlights from CES 2018” review
  • Trucks: A Strong Finish in North America” report

About David Leiker, CFA, Senior Research Analyst
David Leiker is Baird’s senior analyst covering Global Auto & Truck. David rejoined Baird in 1997 after nine years at Cleary Gull Reiland & McDevitt, Inc. and two earlier years at Baird. In 2017, he was recognized by Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards (StarMine) as the No. 2 earnings estimator for Machinery, and in 2016, he was recognized as the No. 1 earnings estimator for Machinery. In 2014, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 3 stock picker in Auto Components.  He was named runner-up in the Reuters Institutional Investor survey in the Autos & Auto Parts industry among Boutique investment firms; was four times selected for The Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street Analyst Survey; and recognized many times by Forbes as a Blue Chip Analyst for stock picking and earnings estimating. He received a BSBA degree in Finance from Creighton University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he participated in the Applied Security Analysis Program.