NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS), Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES), Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) and Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
The Gap Inc. Research Report
Gap opened its first outlet stores in China in the latter part of 2012, and is expected to produce tremendous growth like how competitors Abercrombie & Fitch and high-end retailer Coach have performed in the country with their stores. In addition, Gap's namesake brand and its higher-priced Banana Republic brand would easily expand there with a significant lack of competition. In addition, Trefis predicts that the company's European and Japanese sales could improve this year, as the European Commission expects a gradual improvement in the region's economy this year until 2014, while the launch of e-commerce will help improve sales from the still-recovering Japan. A report from India Times indicates that Gap is set to open up stores in the Indian subcontinent soon, as rival retailers H&M and Zara also penetrate the potentially lucrative market. The country's middle class has been growing steadily for being a popular outsourcing destination for more than a decade now. The Full Research Report on The Gap 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/57e3_GPS]
Guess?, Inc. Research Report
Guess has seen its Asian business post exponential growth amid a relatively weak fiscal year. However, its revenues from that market comprise only about 10 percent of Guess' total revenue of $250 million for the previous quarter. The growth is driven by its aggressive expansion during fiscal Q3 for this year, opening 21 stores and 45 concession shops, with an additional 40 in its planning stages. Guess also partnered with a Chinese licensee, positioning itself in China to fuel long-term growth. Its licensing business has also been growing while its competitors are struggling in that segment, banking on only its strong brand recognition to maintain its asset-light high-margin segment. In addition, the retailer is making a big push into Spain, Germany, Northern Europe, and Russia over the next five years as the EU reports a positive economic outlook in that period. The move further diversifies the company away from the US, and is expected to generate more international sales than local. The Full Research Report on Guess?, 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/8069_GES]
Micron Technology, Inc. Research Report
Micron, in particular, saw its stock price jump by leaps and bounds after hitting rock bottom amid a mega-lawsuit filed by Rambus concerning the popular DDR (double data rate) memory chip, which is found in every computer. In addition, they have landed a spot in the iPhone 5 with their acquisition of Japanese memory supplier Elpida. However, fourth quarter sales came weaker than expected as PC sales continue slumping due to the rising popularity of tablets. It is expected, though, that the company would be able to offset the drop in PC sales with higher-margin products for servers. The Street rates Micron as "hold" with a $9 price target. The Full Research Report on Micron Technology, 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/91a9_MU]
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Research Report
Cypress' shares increased more than 2 per cent after announcing fourth-quarter 2012 loss at a smaller rate than projected by analysts. It declared revenues of $180.3 million, less 11.2 percent sequentially and 25.6 percent year over year, as demand in all segments slows down. Motley Fool says the company is set to stage a turnaround after the spinoff of its Cypress Envirosystems and the acquisition of Ramtron. In addition, structural changes aimed to lower operating expenses and improve efficiency were implemented. A recent purchase of about $100,000 from the Cypress CFO helped increase the stock by 2.5 percent. The Full Research Cypress Semiconductor 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/25ae_CY]
Fortinet Inc. Research Report
Fortinet reported revenues or $151.2, a 25% increase from its revenues of $120.9 million for the same quarter of 2011. Services revenues were also up by $76.7 million, a 26% improvement compared to the company's figures during the last quarter of 2011. Analysts have a positive outlook towards the the software development giant, expecting to exceed their current targets when they announce their financial results for the second quarter of 2013. The Full Research Report on Fortinet 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/c54b_FTNT]
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