February 15, 2013 at 08:00 AM EST
A Look Inside The Year Ahead - Research Report On Applied Materials Inc., The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Blackrock, Inc., Kb Home and Lennar Corporation

NEW YORK, February 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), Blackrock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), KB Home (NASDAQ: KBH) and Lennar Corporation (NASDAQ: LEN). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

APPLIED MATERIALS INC. Research Report

Applied possesses the "idea," and with that, bright ideas to produce innovative and leading solutions for the industry. Its portfolio includes services and software for semiconductors, flat panel displays and solar photovoltaic equipment. Applied's portfolio is promising as it leads to providing real solutions for future generations. But, its portfolio cannot buoy the company from bear inflection during an economic crisis. What Applied needs to do is to develop its portfolio during this opportune time. Analysts and investors are expecting the second half of 2013 to be brighter for the US economy, and that is presumably a bull time for Applied. But, just waiting around for bullish days won't do any cyclical business any good. Applied needs to keep its executives busy. A new marketing plan that applies the strengths of Broadcom's effective strategy may give Applied its well-deserved buoyancy. The Full Research Report on Applied Materials Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/0482_AMAT]

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THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC. Research Report

Goldman remains rated as "neutral" by Zacks even after surpassing their estimated earnings per share at $5.60 compared to Zacks' $3.47 estimate. It also posted record revenue of $9.24 billion and client activity saw some improvement. What got the company pulled down are the increased operational expenses. Zacks adds that Goldman will bounce back with the help of its "well-managed global franchise, strong capital base, and recent investments in the near future." An investor place report suggests the company's stock "looks to have plenty of room to run and earn profits" for investors since Goldman "knows how to make money". Reports also indicate that the company has managed to beat the system by ignoring the recently signed Volcker Rule, a law intended to prevent banks from gambling their own money, including in areas like private equity and hedge fund investing. This generated a truckload of profit for Goldman, after raising a $20.3 billion private equity fund and not investing its interest in the fund. The Full Research Report on The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/1516_GS]

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BLACKROCK, INC. Research Report

BlackRock is given a "buy" rating by Zacks, after earning 14 percent more in revenue at $2.54 billion compared to the previous year and posting earnings per share of $3.96, both surpassing expectations made by Zacks. The company announced a 12 percent hike in its quarterly dividend at $1.68 per share, to be paid out on March 25 this year to shareholders. The company recently provided funding for a wind farm being developed by Renewable Energy Generation (REG), at a total of £32.1 million ($50.8 billion). The asset management deal will have REG manage any other wind farms it sold to BlackRock, and may include others owned by BlackRock but now developed by REG. The Full Research Report on Blackrock, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/8d8c_BLK]

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KB HOME  Research Report

KB Home achieved a 54 percent housing demand upsurge in a span of seven weeks of its fiscal quarter, serving as the company's high in almost three years. Moreover, the company's stock went up by 8.9 percent to $18.63 at the close of New York Stock Exchange, as of this writing. The stock was able to top the homebuilding index presented by Standard & Poor's, Out of optimism brought by the favorable turn of trends and events, the company is planning to offer about $100 million worth of shares to the public and $150 million of convertible senior notes, of which earnings would be utilized to funding land acquisition and property development. With the improving economy comes stronger purchasing power for the market that poses a higher demand for housing and real estate. The US economy is expected to take off in the second half of 2013. This gives ample time for KB Home. The Full Research KB Home - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/ef61_KBH]

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LENNAR CORPORATION Research Report

Lennar is presenting bullish trends that cannot be ignored as its stock price increased by 1.3 percent, to close at $42.61. "After seven years of navigating an unprecedented market downturn, we finally saw stabilization and recovery in 2012," Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar Corp., declared during a January 15 earnings call, further adding that the year 2012 is just the beginning of recovery despite the previous and present political and economic challenges. The continuing successes of the housing sector serves as a big rebound from the depressing dip it experienced since midyear of 2008. The Full Research Report on Lennar Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/74dc_LEN]

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