Stephens Adds Restaurant Analyst Joshua Long to Equity Research Team

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

Mr. Long, recently of Piper Sandler, began his career at Stephens as an equity research associate in 2007. He spent the last 11 years with Piper Sandler as an equity research analyst covering the restaurant and food distribution industries. During his tenure, Mr. Long was a top-ranked associate on the firm’s platform.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Joshua back to Stephens. His impressive industry knowledge and understanding of Stephens’ distinct approach to research are incredible assets,” stated 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 discerning research and stock selection will be significant to guiding our clients forward,” he concluded.

“It is great to be back at Stephens where research, industry expertise and management relationships are deeply valued. I look forward to growing the firm’s restaurant coverage, and to providing clients with the critical and independent analyses 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 Chartered Market Technician.

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