NEW YORK, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR), Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY), Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) and HSBC Holdings plc. (NYSE:HBC). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Lockheed Martin Corporation Research Report
Lockheed does not have a commercial business to depend on when the potential cut in US defense spending happens. The company's shares fell 52 cents or .6 percent, to $86.70 in the last trading session. Lockheed acknowledged that defense budget cuts are expected to reduce the company's sales; and in order to overcome this, the company would cut enough costs that would allow its earnings to exceed expectations. Being Pentagon's biggest supplier and the largest defense contractor in the world, it is still optimistic and expecting its EPS to grow to $8.80 to $9.10 in 2013, beyond analysts' estimates. Lockheed may still be a decent investment and a particularly solid income opportunity, being a company with strong, multifaceted government contracts that subsidize its growth in other sectors. The company also has a good dividend history. The Full Research Report on Lockheed Martin 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/4185_LMT]
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Research Report
Pier 1 in reported 7.9 percent of growth in same-store sales, and 10.9 percent growth in total sales at $424.5 million. Analyst sentiment is bullish with an "outperform" rating across the board, with a price target of $22.90 which could be achieved within days. The Full Research Report on Pier 1 Imports, 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/340b_PIR]
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Research Report
Bed Bath & Beyond is the best performing company in its industry, making it more profitable than Pier 1 and the rest of the competition. It has gross margins similar to Pier 1 and another competitor Williams-Sonoma, but earns a much higher operating margin. It is also a more efficient operator having more sales per square foot, while having better merchandising and inventory management. And while its competitors have strong e-commerce presence and aggressive marketing through catalogs, Bed Bath & Beyond still has a far greater market share. The Full Research Report on Bed Bath & Beyond 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/2670_BBBY]
Barclays PLC Research Report
Barclays' "Transform Program" is reported to address and resolve the company's mistakes for the benefit of all stakeholders. From a new code of conduct which applies to all employees to focusing on both short and long term goals, there may be a chance for Barclays to become the "go-to" bank which it is dwelling on. Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins is expected to discuss further details on February 12, Tuesday, and investors may want to take a rain check for other engagements. The Full Research Report on Barclays PLC - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/77e5_BCS]
HSBC Holdings plc. Research Report
HSBC continues with its restructuring program that took effect in 2011. Compared to the broad "Transform Program," HSBC's plan seems to focus on improving the company's savings and penetrating fast-growing and profitable markets. Of course, there may be noticeable changes in terms of business efficiency, but the small-scope restructuring program has a great weight to propel the company in achieving its goals. The Full Research Report on HSBC Holdings plc. - Including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/4654_HBC]
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