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David Silver

David Silver, CFA, CPA, is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers diversified industrials, including producers of industrial gases, engineering and construction services, electronic materials, pumps and valves, and professional staffing.

Before joining Morningstar in 2014, Silver spent approximately 20 years covering the chemicals sector as a sell-side analyst for Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Securities, Credit Suisse, and Wertheim Schroder.

Silver holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration, with a major in finance, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Versum Materials has good business prospects and a sturdy economic moat, but the stock may stumble out of the gate, says Morningstar's David Silver.