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Wedbush Hosts California Dreamin' Management Access Conference, Highlights Consumer Performance Trends

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wedbush Securities, one of the nation's leading financial services providers and award-winning equity research firms, will host its 15th annual California Dreamin' Consumer Management Access Conference in New York on September 23, 2014. The conference connects institutional investors with management teams and senior executives from prominent public and private companies across sectors including consumer products, footwear, apparel, media, healthy living, restaurants and specialty retail.

The California Dreamin' conference will also feature a panel discussion, "Dynamics & Evolution of Internet Retail and Digital Media," hosted by Senior Analyst Shyam Patil, that will explore the many facets of Internet retail with a focus on relevance to investors and retailers alike. The panel will highlight thoughts from leading consumer Internet and media expert, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder and CEO of JOYUS.

"Our team is consistently recognized for its forward-thinking and award-winning research with coverage of about 300 stocks, a dedicated retail channel checking team, focus group and survey-based research, and insightful research on private companies," said Mark Benson, Director of Research, Wedbush Securities.

The following companies are scheduled to present at the Wedbush California Dreamin' Management Access Conference: 4moms, AMC Entertainment, Amira Nature Foods, BuildDirect, Calavo Growers, Carmike Cinemas, Cherokee, Denny's, Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inter Parfums, Inventure Foods, Jamba, Kirkland's, Kona Grill, Landec Corp, LIN Media, Marcus Corporation, Media General, Medifast, Nature's Sunshine, NuSkin Enterprises, Performance Sports Group, PFSweb, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Speed Commerce, The One Group Hospitality, Turtle Beach, Viggle, and Voxx.

Wedbush Equity Research offers in-depth and differentiated research coverage across the consumer, life sciences, technology and industrial growth sectors. The team, comprised of 25 publishing analysts, generates timely, insightful analyses and the firm's award-winning Wedbush Best Ideas List, an actively monitored compilation of stock ideas identifying outperformance trends over the forward 6 to 12 month period. Wedbush Equity Research consistently ranks among the industry's leading performance surveys including Barron's and Zacks Investment Research's "Top Stock Picking Firm," Financial Times' "Top Analysts," Institutional Investor's "Rising Stars of Wall Street Research," Wall Street Journal's "Best of the Street," and StarMine's "Analyst Awards for Excellence.

The Wedbush California Dreamin' Management Access Conference is by invitation only. Please contact the Wedbush Equity Research team at (213)688-4529 for additional information.

About Wedbush Securities

Founded in 1955, Wedbush Securities is a leading financial firm that provides brokerage, clearing, investment banking, equity research, public finance, fixed income sales and trading, and asset management to individual, institutional and issuing clients. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with over 100 registered offices, the firm focuses on relentless service, client financial safety, continuity, and advanced technology. Wedbush Securities is the largest subsidiary of holding company WEDBUSH, Inc., which also includes affiliated firms Wedbush Asset Management, Wedbush Capital Partners, Wedbush Opportunity Partners, and Lime Brokerage LLC. Follow us on Twitter @Wedbush.

CONTACT: Brittany Price (213)688-8057 publicrelations@wedbush.comSource:Wedbush Securities