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Paul Swinand

Paul Swinand is an equity analyst for Morningstar, covering department stores, luxury retailers, and sports apparel and footwear companies. Before joining Morningstar in 2010, he was an equity analyst for Stephens Inc. for four years, where he covered specialty retailers and consumer leisure and sporting goods companies, and spent six years in management consulting.

Swinand holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


With its strong portfolio of brands and potential for growth in Asia, narrow-moat Ralph Lauren may reward long-term investors.

Poised to focus more resources on its own brands and further invest in production technologies, Swatch Group should see margins continuing to expand.