Scientific Profits: Equipment & Innovation Driving Tomorrow - Research Report on Sensata Technologies Holding, Garmin, Cepheid, Analogic and FEI

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Sensata Technologies Holding N.V (NYSE:ST), Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD), Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG) and FEI Company (NASDAQ:FEIC). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V Research Report

Sensata Technologies posted growth in net income in its Q4 2012 financial results released earlier this year, posting $70.9 million or 39 cents per share, up from $24.4 million or 13 cents per share year over year. However, the company posted a 1.8 percent decrease in revenue at $445.4 million, from the same time last year's $453.4 million. Nevertheless, management expects top-line growth opportunities and continue to focus on margin improvement, which would result in higher earnings growth despite concerns of near-term economic weakness in 2013. In addition, Sensata has expressed interest in making acquisitions in the near future, as management has kept operating expenses down in 2012. The Full Research Report on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V - 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/8ed7_ST]

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Garmin Ltd. Research Report

Garmin, known for its Global Positioning System-powered navigation devices, announced lower than-expected Q4 results and a weak 2013 outlook as demand for their devices dwindle due to customers switching to smartphones for maps and directions. The company earned $129.3 million or 66 cents per share, down 22 percent from $165.6 million or 85 cents per share in the same quarter last year. Revenue meanwhile came in at $768.5 million, down 16 percent from $909.6 million. The numbers also failed to meet expectations, with analysts wanting to see earnings of 74 cents per share and $833.7 million in revenue. For the current year, Garmin is focused on picking up market share in the automotive infotainment industry with the introductions of new devices and systems.  The Full Research Report on Garmin 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/82b0_GRMN]

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Cepheid Research Report

Cepheid announced that it has partnered with Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University to develop an array of advanced molecular diagnostics to be carried out on its GeneXpert system. The research will tackle on clinical oncology tests, mainly breast and prostate cancer for the GeneXpert system. The two ailments are reportedly the most widely occurring cancers across the U.S., according to a press release. The tests would predict the risk of recurrence of breast cancer in recently diagnosed patients and the likelihood of prostate cancer in post-surgery patients. In addition, the partnership is expected to expand Cepheid's intellectual property portfolio. The Full Research Report on Cepheid - 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/cd20_CPHD]

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Analogic Corporation Research Report

Analogic beat analyst expectations in earnings per share and revenue in its Q2 2013 results, due to solid demand in its Medical Imaging business for CT and MRI systems driven by new product introductions. Revenue was at $138.6 million, up 10 percent from $126.4 million year over year, while earnings per share was at $1.05 at net income of $13.2 million, up from earnings of $1.02 per share or $12.5 million in net income the same time in the previous year. For the current quarter, analysts estimate profits at 62 cents per share while earnings are estimated at $2.55 for the full fiscal year 2013. Meanwhile, Analogic acquired advanced ultrasound systems supplier Ultrasonix earlier this month for $83 million. The Full Research Analogic 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/ea5c_ALOG]

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FEI Company Research Report

FEI announced a quarterly dividend of 8 cents per share to be paid out on April 23 this year, to shareholders of record on April 10, 2013. Meanwhile, the company earlier posted better than expected Q4 2012 results with growth in earnings per share and revenue alike, credited to the introduction of new products as well as acquisitions. FEI reported revenue of $230.9 million, 8.4 percent higher than the prior-year quarter's $213 million, while earnings per share came in at 77 cents, up from 72 cents year over year. In comparison, analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $229.1 million and earnings of 73 cents per share. The Full Research Report on FEI Company - 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/aabf_FEIC]

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