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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2016-- Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, completed its 31st semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens research survey, which highlights spending trends and brand preferences amongst 6,500 U.S. teens across 46 U.S. states.

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Taking Stock With Teens, Spring 2016 Infographic (Source: Piper Jaffray)

Taking Stock With Teens, Spring 2016 Infographic (Source: Piper Jaffray)

Since the project began in the spring of 2001, Piper Jaffray has surveyed more than 130,000 teens and collected more than 35 million data points on teen spending in fashion, beauty and personal care, digital media, food, gaming and entertainment.

“While total spending among the teen demographic appears to be down versus last year, we are encouraged that overall teen employment appears to be on the rise; 39% of teens indicate they hold a part-time job, which is up 400 basis points over last year’s levels. As they take more control over their discretionary spending, we believe it is critically important to watch for category shifts and brand preferences,” said Neely Tamminga, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst.

Spring 2016 Key Findings

Fashion and Beauty:

Digital Media, Gaming, Food and Entertainment:

For an infographic and more information regarding the fall survey, please visit

About the Survey
The Taking Stock With Teens survey is a semi-annual research project comprised of gathering input from approximately 6,500 teens with an average age of 16.5 years. Teen spending patterns, fashion trends, and brand and media preferences were assessed through surveying a geographically diverse subset of high schools across the United States.

About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading, international investment bank and asset management firm. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the U.S. through Piper Jaffray & Co., member SIPC and FINRA; in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and Simmons & Company International Limited, authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and the Dubai Financial Services Authority; in Hong Kong through Piper Jaffray Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission. Asset management products and services are offered through four separate investment advisory affiliates―U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered Advisory Research, Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC and PJC Capital Partners LLC; and Guernsey-based Parallel General Partners Limited, authorized and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

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