October 05, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
Earnings Forecast Alerts: Microsoft, Vringo, Arch Coal, Halliburton, Alpha Natural Resources, and Annaly Capital Management

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EarningForecast.com has issued consensus earnings forecast reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Vringo (AMEX:VRNG), Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR), and Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY).

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Report Highlights:

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced on October 4 that it has acquired PhoneFactor, a recognized leader in multi-factor authentication solutions. On that same day, Microsoft also announced the company and Barnes & Noble completed their strategic partnership in NOOK Media LLC, a recently formed Barnes & Noble subsidiary and a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. Through the collaboration between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble, the parties will enable their jointly served customers to enhance world-class digital reading experiences. What's more, Microsoft is scheduled to release its financial results for first quarter fiscal 2013 on Thursday, October 18, 2012. At the close of the trading day, Microsoft shares gained 0.57% to US$30.03 while the stock traded within the range of US$29.57 - US$30.03. There were 43.64 million shares of Microsoft exchanging hands as compared to its average daily volume of 42.15 million shares. In the past 52 weeks, Microsoft share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$24.30 and a high of US$32.95, and are now at US$30.03 (24% above that low price). Do you think now is a good time to buy or sell the stock? See MSFT earnings forecast report here.

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/100512A/MSFT/Microsoft.pdf

Vringo, Inc. (AMEX:VRNG): Shares of Vringo, Inc. (AMEX:VRNG) continued to soar on Thursday after a federal judge removed one of the last hurdles that could have halted Vringo from going to trial on October 16. The company filed a patent suit against Google Inc. and others. The judge threw out the defendants' motion for summary judgment, which could have prevented a trial. By market close, shares of Vringo soared 22.09% to US$5.25 and made a new 52-week high of US$5.55. Abnormal trading volume of Vringo was found 35.21 million shares, 9.5 times heavier than usual day trading. Vringo is engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property. Investors may want to find out where VRNG will go from here. Observing comprehensive Vringo earnings forecast report here.

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/100512A/VRNG/Vringo.pdf

Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI): Coal stocks Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) advanced 7.9% to end at US$6.69 following Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments that were supportive of the coal industry during Wednesday night's presidential debate. By the end of Thursday's trading, shares of Arch Coal soared US$0.49 or 7.90% to close at US$6.69. The stock has a 52-week low of US$5.16 and a 52-week high of US$20.37. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 30% compared with the 52-week low and was 204% below the 52-week high. Arch Coal was traded above average volume with 19.98 million shares traded, 7.33 million shares more than its daily average. Can ACI continue to soar? Want to monitor this company on an on-going basis? Investors could check Arch Coal earnings forecast report here.

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/100512A/ACI/ArchCoal.pdf

Today EarningForecast.com also observed abnormal trade volume for the following companies; insiders may involve trading in these companies. Check out the consensus earnings forecast reports below:

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL):

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/100512A/HAL/Halliburton.pdf

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR):

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/100512A/ANR/AlphaNaturalResources.pdf

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY):

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/100512A/NLY/AnnalyCapitalManagement.pdf

Insider Filing Source Reference: All observations, analysis and reports are based on public information released by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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