NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB), Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), and Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE: NWL). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Research Report
To address the flu season that is reaching epidemic levels, Kimberly-Clark continues to increase production of face masks as well as its other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products in response to increasing customer demand. The company also anticipates continued increased demand for PPE, including face masks in 2013. The market leader in facial protection has been closely monitoring the data regarding the flu epidemic to adjust its manufacturing schedules and inventory management. The Personal Care Segment generated Q4 2012 sales of $2.4 billion, increasing by eight percent. In 2013, sales are expected to grow three to five percent. The Full Research Report on Kimberly-Clark Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/9fda_KMB]
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Research Report
Beauty products also seem to be doing well this year, as Estee Lauder reported a solid Q2 2013, reflecting the global appeal of its brands in all regions. Net sales increased by seven percent to $2.93 billion and 13 percent EPS increase of $1.13. The company began the second half of its fiscal year by launching another wave of its Strategic Modernization Initiative, a key driver to achieving additional long-term efficiencies. Increased strategic marketing spending behind key innovations and existing winning products with good momentum is seen to help boost sales growth for the remainder of the year. The Board of Directors of the company approved a quarterly dividend of 18 cents per share on the common stock, payable on March 15. The Full Research Report on Estee Lauder Companies Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/e8e5_EL]
Ecolab Inc. Research Report
Strong profits are anticipated as Ecolab soon closes on its planned $2.16 billion acquisition of Champion Technologies. The company recently announced, along with the announcement of substantial increases in its Q4 2012 sales and profits that it is close to receiving regulatory clearance for the acquisition of the specialty chemicals company. Ecolab expects to close on the Champion deal in Q1 2013. The company also acquired Nalco Holding Company in late 2011, contributing to the 63 percent Q4 earnings increase to $265.9 million, in line with analysts' expectations. The Full Research Report on Ecolab Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8a98_ECL]
Herbalife Ltd. Research Report
In line with the global nutrition company's strategy to increase self-manufacturing for its key products, Herbalife announced the completion of its acquisition of a manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The acquisition is expected to further expand the company's global manufacturing capacity. Over the next two years, investment on machinery and technology is expected to exceed $100 million. The facility is expected to begin production as early as June 2014, creating approximately 500 new jobs. The Full Research Report on Herbalife Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/68c9_HLF]
Newell Rubbermaid Inc. Research Report
The global consumer and commercial products marketer Newell Rubbermaid adds another category to its already diversified portfolio. The company announced its entry into the HVAC category, introducing its new brand Hilmor. The new brand is said to represent the third anchor brand within Newell Rubbermaid's Tools segment, and is also part of its Growth Game Plan. With the introduction of a new brand, the company posted an optimistic 2013 guidance, with an EPS growth of five percent to eight percent in the range of $1.78 to $1.84. Full Research Report on Newell Rubbermaid Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/db25_NWL]
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