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Brian Bernard

Brian Bernard, CFA, CPA, is director of industrials equity research for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. Before assuming his current role in 2019, he was an equity analyst covering homebuilding, building products, and industrial distribution industries.

Before joining Morningstar in 2016, Bernard was a mergers and acquisitions analyst for FIS. Previously, he was a research analyst for Heartland Advisors. Bernard also has experience as a corporate financial auditor for Fiserv and a staff auditor for Deloitte & Touche.

Bernard holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance, investment, and banking and a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in applied security analysis from the University of Wisconsin. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.


This firm's shares are currently undervalued pending its acquisition of Anixter. We suggest buying in before the market realizes the potential of this combined entity.

Brian Bernard says there's more to housing demand than just rising prices and higher mortgage rates, but we are bullish on our long-term housing outlook.

The company shared detailed financial projections during its inaugural investor day, signaling management's confidence in its strategy.