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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 15, 2015-- Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, has completed its 29th semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens research survey, which highlights spending trends amongst 6,200 U.S. teens.

Since the survey’s inception, Piper Jaffray has surveyed approximately 120,000 teens and collected nearly 32 million data points on teen spending in fashion, beauty and personal care, digital media, food, gaming and entertainment.

Teens in this spring’s survey exhibited stronger views of economic improvement with females slightly less optimistic than their male counterparts. Even unemployed teens reflected consistently optimistic economic views to their employed friends, albeit not as strongly positive.

Other key findings from the survey include:

For an infographic and more information regarding the survey, please visit www.piperjaffray.com/teens.

About the Survey
The Taking Stock With Teens survey is a semi-annual research project comprised of gathering input from approximately 6,200 teens with an average age of 16.3 years. Teen spending patterns, fashion trends, and brand and media preferences were assessed through visits to a geographically diverse subset of high schools across the U.S.

About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is an investment bank and asset management firm headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S. and in London, Hong Kong* and Zurich. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the United States through Piper Jaffray & Co., member NYSE and SIPC, and in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Asset management products and services are offered through three separate investment advisory affiliates registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Advisory Research Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC and PJC Capital Partners LLC.

Piper Jaffray does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decisions. This report should be read in conjunction with important disclosure information, including an attestation under Regulation Analyst Certification, found at: www.piperjaffray.com/researchdisclosures.

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