LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC ( www.brileyco.com), a leading independent investment bank which provides a full array of corporate finance, research, sales, and trading services, has announced that its 14th Annual Investor Conference will feature management presentations from nearly 200 public companies, with a concentration in the technology and consumer sectors. The event is scheduled for May 20-22, 2013 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
Industry sectors represented include: Consumer Products; Retail; Apparel & Footwear; Restaurants; Internet; Auto, Marine, Trucking & Power Sports; Media, Entertainment, and Advertising; Telecommunications; Optical Components; Software & Services; Semiconductors; Special Situations; and Aerospace & Defense. Many are appearing at B. RILEY for the first time; covered by top ranked analysts who joined as part of B. RILEY's recent acquisition of Caris & Company.
The invitation-only, institutional investor conference draws capacity attendance thanks to B. RILEY's reputation in Research. Its analysts top the charts in stock performance surveys conducted by Institutional Investor, Forbes All Star Analyst Survey, Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street Survey and Zacks Profit from the Pros.Recent rankings in the Wall Street Journal Best on the Street surveys show B. RILEY as follows: 2012: Ranked #2 in the "Household & Personal Products" category, #3 in the "Retailers: Broad Line & Apparel" and the "Semiconductor-Equipment Manufacturing" categories. 2011: Ranked #1 in "Software and Household & Personal Products", #2 in "Telecommunications Equipment", and #4 in "Semi-Cap Equipment" categories. For investors interested in undiscovered opportunities, B. RILEY analysts have scoured the market for ideas that are below the radar of most Wall Street institutions. About 40 such companies with market caps up to $400 million will appear in a Discovery Day lineup on opening day, May 20th. The partial list of conference sponsors includes: Wells Fargo Capital Finance, PR Newswire, Lowenstein Sandler PC, Medley Capital Corp., Bloomberg, Innerworkings, Inc., Loeb & Loeb LLP, Marcum LLP, Mergermarket, NYSE Euronext, Opus Bank, RR Donnelley, Weinberg & Company and Moss Adams. PR Newswire is the official news wire service provider for B. RILEY's 14 th Annual Investor Conference. For more information on the conference, the most current list of presenting companies, or registration information, contact your B. RILEY representative or visit www.brileyco.com. For sponsorship information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information contained herein should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. About B. RILEY & CO.: B. Riley & Co. is a leading independent investment bank which provides a full array of corporate finance, research, sales, trading and otcqx dad services to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisitions advisory to public and private middle market companies. Its Corporate Governance Advisory Services Group is engaged by both companies and investors to help maximize value for shareholders. The firm is recognized for its distinguished Equity Research. Founded in 1997, B. RILEY is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains offices in Newport Beach, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Boston and Atlanta. It is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com CONFIRMED PRESENTING COMPANIES (As of March 21, 2013) 8x8 Inc. (EGHT)Accelrys Inc. (ACCL)Accuride Corp. (ACW)Actuate Corporation (BIRT)AdCare Health Systems Inc. (ADK)Advanced Photonix Inc. (API)Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (AFOP)Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Inc. (AOSL)Alteva (ALTV)American Apparel (APP)American Software Inc. Cl A (AMSWA)Anaren Inc. (ANEN)API Technologies Corp. (ATNY)Arotech Corporation (ARTX)Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Ballantyne Strong, Inc (BTN)BofI Holding, Inc. (BOFI)Brooks Automation Inc. (BRKS)BSM Technologies Inc. (GPS.V)BSQUARE Corp. (BSQR)Burcon Nutrascience Corporation (BUR)Cadiz Inc. (CDZI)CalAmp Corp. (CAMP)Callidus Software Inc. (CALD)Carmike Cinemas Inc. (CKEC)CBS Corp (Cl B) (CBS)Chanticleer Holdings Inc (HOTR)Cherokee Group (CHKE)Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM)ClearOne, Inc. (CLRO)Cogent Communications Group Inc. (CCOI)Coherent Inc. (COHR)Coinstar, Inc. (CSTR)Computer Programs & Systems Inc. (CPSI)Computer Task Group Inc. (CTGX)CoStar Group Inc. (CSGP)CPI Aerostructures Inc. (CVU)Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY)Demand Media, Inc. (DMD)Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (DCIN)Dot Hill Systems Corp. (HILL)Ducommun Inc. (DCO)Dynamics Research Corporation (DRCO)EarthLink Inc. (ELNK)Edgewater Technology Inc (EDGW)Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESIO)eMagin Corp. (EMAN)EMCORE Corporation (EMKR)Evolving Systems Inc. (EVOL)Exar Corp. (EXAR)Exponent Inc. (EXPO)Franklin Covey Co. (FC)Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. (FSNN)General Finance Corp. (GFN)GigOptix Inc. (GIG)Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. (GTLT)Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (GSM)Glu Mobile, Inc. (GLUU)GP Strategies Corp. (GPX)GSI Technology Inc. (GSIT)GSV Capital Corp. (GSVC)Guidance Software (GUID)Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT)IEC Electronics Corp. (IEC)II-VI Incorporated (IIVI)Ikanos Communications Inc. (IKAN)IMAX Corporation (IMAX)Imperva Inc (IMPV)Infinity Energy Resources Inc. (IFNY)InnerWorkings Inc. (INWK)Inter Parfums Inc. (IPAR)International Rectifier Corp (IRF)International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO)Inuvo, Inc. (INUV)Inventure Foods, Inc. (SNAK)Iteris Inc. (ITI)j2 Global Inc. (JCOM)Jamba, Inc. (JMBA)Joe's Jeans Inc. (JOEZ)Keating Capital Inc. (KIPO)Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. (KW)Keynote Systems Inc. (KEYN)Kofax PLC (KFX-GB)Kona Grill Inc. (KONA)Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)Lifetime Brands, Inc. (LCUT)Lightbridge Corp. (LTBR)Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF)Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. (LQMT)Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (LYV)LRAD Corporation (LRAD)LTX-Credence Corp. (LTXC)MAM Software Group, Inc. (MAMS)Marathon Patent Group (MARA)Marcus Corp. (MCS)Mattson Technology Inc. (MTSN)MaxLinear Inc. (MXL)Medidata Solutions, Inc. (MDSO)Merge Healthcare Inc. (MRGE)Methode Electronics Inc. (MEI)Mindspeed Technologies Inc. (MSPD)Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE)Motorcar Parts of America Inc. (MPAA)Napco Security Systems Inc. (NSSC)Nautilus Inc. (NLS)NeoPhotonics Corp. (NPTN)NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT)Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL)Newport Corp. (NEWP)Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR)OfficeMax Inc. (OMX)Omnicell Inc. (OMCL)Oplink Communications, Inc. (OPLK)Orbit International Corp. (ORBT)PCTEL, Inc. (PCTI)PNI Digital Media Inc. (PNDMF)Points International Ltd. (PCOM)Polaris Industries, Inc. (PII)PRGX Global, Inc. (PRGX)Progress Software Corp. (PRGS)Provectus Pharmaceutical Inc. (PVCT)Quality Systems Inc. (QSII)Rambus Inc. (RMBS)RDA Microelectronics Inc. ADS (RDA)Reis, Inc. (REIS)Remy International (REMY)Rimage Corp. (RIMG)Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (RMCF)Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE)Salem Communications Corp. (SALM)SanDisk Corp. (SNDK)SemiLEDS Corp. (LEDS)Signature Group Holdings (SGGH)Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB)Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (SIMO)Single Touch Systems Inc (SITO)Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX)Skechers USA Inc. (SKX)Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS)SoundBite Communications Inc. (SDBT)SPAR Group Inc. (SGRP)Spark Networks (LOV)Sparton Corp. (SPA)Stage Stores Inc. (SSI)Stamps.com Inc. (STMP)Stoneridge Inc. (SRI)Superior Industries International Inc. (SUP)Support.com Inc (SPRT)Symmetricom Inc. (SYMM)Telular Corp. (WRLS)The Female Health Company (FHCO)Walt Disney Co. (DIS)Top Image Systems Ltd. (TISA)Tronox Ltd (TROX)True Religion Apparel Inc. (TRLG)Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP)Tyler Technologies Inc. (TYL)U.S. Auto Parts Network Inc. (PRTS)Ultratech Inc. (UTEK)United Online, Inc. (UNTD)Universal Electronics Inc. (UEIC)University General Health System Inc. (UGHS) USA Technologies Inc. (USAT)Versar Inc. (VSR)ViaSat Inc. (VSAT)Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (VLTR)VOXX International Corp. (VOXX)Web.com Group, Inc. (WWWW)Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA)WidePoint Corp. (WYY)XO Group Inc. (XOXO) SOURCE B. Riley & Co., LLC