Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> April 27, 1998

Specialty Retail Stocks : Thomas A. Filandro – Gerard Klauer Mattison

Thomas A. Filandro joined Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, in September 2003. His primary responsibility is coverage of the specialty retailing sector. He currently provides fundamental research and analysis on 12 retail/consumer companies. He also conducts extensive institutional marketing trips, sponsors numerous company events and hosts an annual conference, called the Consumer Focus Forum. He has over 20 years of professional experience covering retail companies and has earned many accolades throughout his career. Most recently he was ranked number one in The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street Survey," registering a sector return of 134%. His sector expertise has earned frequent appearances on national television programs including CNBC, Bloomberg TV & Radio, CNNfn, CNN, and FOXfn. In addition, his work on the specialty retailing sector has been widely cited in national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Women's Wear Daily, BusinessWeek, and The New York Times. He earned his BS degree at Ashland University, Ohio. Profile
TWST: Tom, how have the retailers in general, and more specifically the

retailers in your universe performed in the first quarter of 1998?

Mr. Filandro: The GKM index of BUY-rated specialty