NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI), Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT), Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN), Arris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARRS) and Parametric Sound Corp (NASDAQ:PAMT). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Motorola Solutions Inc Research Report
Motorola Solutions announced it will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013 with a dividend payout of 26 cents per share to be paid on April 15 this year, the same amount paid in the previous two quarters. Shareholders who purchased the company's stock before the ex-dividend date will be eligible for the payment. Meanwhile, Zacks reiterates its "neutral" rating on Motorola Solutions' stock due to mixed Q4 results, where the bottom line met expectations though the top line failed to do so. Zacks says the company's position as a market leader in the U.S. Public Safety market and will be able to maintain its current top-line growth in the future, though its Enterprise segment remains a near-term concern due to macro-economic uncertainties in Europe. The Full Research Report on Motorola Solutions 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/266e_MSI]
Acme Packet, Inc. Research Report
Acme Packet and partner CallMiner, customer analytics solutions firm, announced that their cloud-based Eureka has been tapped by 4G mobile broadband service provider Clearwire to record and analyze customer interactions in their contact center. The technology leverages Acme Packet's Net-Net Interactive Session Recorder which provides network-based IP session recording for its cloud-based service, which allows CallMiner to capture all customer conversations from start to finish without compromising security or reliability. In other news, Acme Packet was earlier sued by an investor in relation to the currently discussed $2.1 billion takeover bid by Oracle, claiming the offer was too low. The two companies agreed upon a deal where Oracle will pay Acme Packet $29.25 a share in cash in early February. The Full Research Report on Acme Packet, 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/e6b8_APKT]
Ciena Corporation Research Report
Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and OneControl Unified Management System has been selected by communications service provider SEACOM for the upgrade of its submarine network across the southern and eastern African coastlines. This deal will be instrumental to the development of the African continent's Internet, especially at a time when capacity demands of customers are rapidly growing. The upgrade will be involving at least 7 countries in SEACOM's 17,000km undersea network. Meanwhile, Ciena beat expectations in its Q1 2013 results particularly in revenue and earnings per share. The company posted revenue growth of 8.7 percent year over year at $453.1 million from $416.7 million, and earnings of 12 cents per share compared to a loss of 17 cents per share. In comparison, analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $449.1 million and a loss of 14 cents per share. The Full Research Report on Ciena 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/fb1c_CIEN]
Arris Group, Inc. Research Report
Arris Group's previously announced bid to acquire Motorola Home's cable set-top box division from Google has been put to a hold by the Department of Justice, after both parties received so-called "second requests" in relation to the department's Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust review of the deal. The decision will extend the waiting period imposed by the aforementioned antitrust act until 30 days after each company has substantially complied with the Second Request, unless that period is extended voluntarily by the companies or terminated sooner by the DOJ. The Suwanee, Georgia-based Arris agreed to buy Motorola Home for $2.35 billion in cash and stock from Google's Motorola Mobility unit. Also part of the deal is Comcast, who will buy an 8 percent stake in Arris for $150 million. The Full Research Arris Group, 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/c03f_ARRS]
Parametric Sound Corp Research Report
Parametric Sound today posted the third highest gain in the Nasdaq index with a 21.3 percent rise to $15.74 per share, following an earlier deal with Shanghai Industrial Investment Group and Aviation Industry Corporation's US trade representative Optek Electronics. The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding on agreements in licensing, manufacturing, joint product development to create a joint venture to serve the Chinese market, now one of the largest markets for consumer electronics. Management says Optek will be providing manufacturing and assembly services at Parametric Sound's production and testing complexes in Shenzhen and Dongguan as part of the deal. The Full Research Report on Parametric Sound Corp - 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/d846_PAMT]
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