Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> August 19, 2002

Home Improvement & Home Furnishing Stores: Ozarslan Tangun – Sws Securities

OZARSLAN TANGUN, CFA, is Senior VP, Director of Research for SWS Securities. He has been covering the retail industry for over 10 years. Mr. Tangun was Associate Director of Research from 1997 and has been Director of Research since 1999. He received his MBA from the University of Iowa and worked as an analyst/portfolio manager for the university's endowment fund. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Instanbul Technical University. Mr. Tangun had worked as a research analyst in Europe before coming to the US. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he has been widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and Barron's. Profile
TWST: Would you begin today by telling us what you include in

your coverage universe?

Mr. Tangun: We cover two primary groups: home furnishings/gifts

and apparel. In the home furnishing group