Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> September 7, 2009

Outlook For Specialty Retail – Christine Chen – Needham & Company, Llc

Christine Chen joined Needham & Company in 2007; she is a Principal and Senior Research Analyst with over 12 years of experience following retail. Ms. Chen joined Needham from Pacific Growth Equities, where she also covered specialty apparel retailers. Previously, she was an analyst at Tiburon Research Group, an independent equity research group also focused on retail. Before TRG, she was a retail and consumer investment banker in Credit Suisse's corporate finance department. Ms. Chen also spent three years in Morgan Stanley's M&A department in New York and Hong Kong. She holds a B.A. degree in economics from Berkeley and an MBA in finance from Wharton. She is also a frequent guest on both CNBC and Bloomberg TV. Her current coverage universe is: ANF, AEO, ARO, BEBE, COH, GES, GPS, HOTT, JCG, PSUN, RL, TRLG, URBN, VLCM. Profile
TWST: As a broad definition, where do you focus your attention in specialty


Ms. Chen: Teen retailers, predominantly teen and contemporary.

TWST: Here we are halfway through the