Stephens adds restaurant analyst Joshua Long to equity research team

SMALL ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stephens, an independent financial services firm, today announced the arrival of Joshua Long, CFA, CMT as Managing Director within the firm’s equity research division. Mr. Long brings 14 years of sell-side restaurant industry expertise to the practice of Stephens’ Food & Agribusiness, where coverage spans small and mid-cap stocks across the food supply chain. He is based in the company’s Houston office.

Mr. Long, recently from Piper Sandler, began his career at Stephens as an equity research associate in 2007. He has spent the past 11 years with Piper Sandler as an equity research analyst covering catering and food distribution sectors. During his tenure, Mr. Long was a prominent partner on the firm’s platform.

“We are delighted to welcome Joshua to Stephens. His impressive industry knowledge and understanding of Stephens’ distinct approach to research are incredible assets,” said Nik Fisken, Executive Vice President and Head of Institutional Equities at Stephens “The restaurant industry continues to evolve and navigate complex business conditions. Josh’s disciplined research and stock selection will be important in guiding our clients into the future,” he said. he concluded.

“It’s great to be back at Stephens, where research, industry expertise and management relationships are deeply valued. I look forward to expanding the company’s restaurant coverage and providing customers with the critical, independent analysis they expect from Stephens,” commented Joshua Long.

Mr. Long graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in 2007. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Market Technician.

About Stephen

“Stephens” (the brand name of the company) is a leading family-owned investment company which includes Stephens Inc. (Member NYSE/SIPC), Stephens Investment Management Group, LLC, Stephens Insurance, LLC, Stephens Capital Partners LLC and Stephens Europe Limited.

Stephens Inc. is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1933, Stephens Inc. provides securities brokerage, investment banking and other financial services to a broad customer base that includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, investors institutional and individual investors in the United States and abroad. Stephens Inc. (Home Office: 111 Center Street, Little Rock, AR USA, 501-377-2000) is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. SIPC/NYSE member. For more information, visit www.stephens.com.

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