Los Angeles, CA – October 5, 2021 – Wedbush Securities, one of the nation’s leading independent diversified financial services firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Nikic, Senior Equity Research Analyst in the consumer group. His addition to the firm’s robust, award-winning Equity Research team represents a commitment to the Footwear and Apparel categories, which includes his coverage of Adidas AG (ADR), Carter’s Inc. (CRI), Deckers Outdoor Corp (DECK), Farfetch Ltd. (FTCH), Foot Locker Inc. (FL), Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI), Nike, Inc. (NKE), Poshmark Inc. (POSH), PVH Corp (PVH), Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL), RealReal Inc. (REAL), Revolve Group Inc. (RVLV), Sketchers USA Inc. (SKX), Steve Madden, Ltd. (SHOO), Stitch Fix Inc. (SFIX), ThredUp Inc. (TDUP), Under Armor (UAA), and VF Corporation (VFC). Tom is based in Wedbush’s New York office and reports to Managing Director and Director of Research, Kevin Meritt.
Tom has over a decade of experience in the consumer sector, with a focus on footwear and has recently assumed coverage of apparel and is one of a few research analysts that covers the e-commerce in the space. Prior to joining Wedbush, Tom worked sell-side at Wells Fargo, Sterne Agee and Cowen & Company covering an array of product categories and market capitalizations from domestic to international companies.
Tom states, “I was drawn to Wedbush because its equity research team is one of the best on The Street. The ability to expand my coverage into apparel and e-commerce is an exciting opportunity to leverage my mathematical approach and translate that into opportunities for our investors.”
Kevin Meritt adds, “Tom represents a strong addition to our excellent consumer research franchise. His significant experience and depth of industry knowledge will add substantial value for our clients.”
Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Economic Analysis from the State University of New York, at Binghamton. He also holds the CFA® distinction.
Senior Equity Research Analyst – Covering Footwear and Apparel
Coverage Includes: ADR, CRI, DECK, FTCH, FL, HBI, NKE, POSH, PVH, RL, REAL, RVLV, SKX, SHOO, SFIX, TDUP, UAA, and VFC
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