Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> September 5, 2011

Pricing Power Trends In Specialty Hardlines Retail – Peter Keith – Piper Jaffray & Co.

Peter Keith, a Senior Research Analyst for hardline retail and consumer products, is a Vice President at Piper Jaffray & Co. Before rejoining Piper Jaffray in July 2011, Mr. Keith worked as a Senior Analyst at JMP Securities. Previously, he worked at Piper Jaffray as a Research Associate on the hardline retail team from 2005 to 2009. From 1997 to 2003, he worked at RS Investment Management Co. LLC in San Francisco, where he led the company's institutional and retail mutual fund sales effort. Mr. Keith was awarded the "Best Up and Comer" in the retailing/hardlines category in Institutional Investor magazine's annual poll for 2010. Mr. Keith holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from The University of Vermont and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. Profile
TWST: Would you start with a snapshot of your coverage universe, which is hardline retail and consumer products, correct?

Mr. Keith: Yes. I just started off at Piper Jaffray about two weeks ago. My