NEW YORK, February 14, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Today, the National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO), AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI), Atlantic Tele-Network (NASDAQ: ATNI), Vodafone Group Plc. (NASDAQ: VOD) and Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Research Report
Assured Guaranty, a leading provider of financial guaranty insurance recently announced its plan to launch a new municipal-only financial guaranty insurer to increase its penetration in the public finance market. It also plans to continue to pursue strategic insured bond purchases and consensual transaction terminations on favorable terms, as well as to develop plans to increase capital flexibility. Many analysts also defended why Assured Guaranty is still a buy, with $28 target price. They noted that the action taken by the company in response to Moody's recent rating change can unlock the inherent values of its shares. "Assured Guaranty shares are worth materially more than their current trading level - in some cases more than twice as much more - even if zero new business is factored in," says BTIG analyst Mark Palmer. The Full Research Report on Assured Guaranty Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/8cd4_AGO]
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Research Report
As a property and casualty insurance holding company, AmTrust is another big gainer in the insurance industry, with earnings ESP of +13.1 percent and with a strong buy recommendation from analysts. Growth in insurance sales is also expected to cause by the growing employment in the private sector, as well as the recovery in the housing markets. Conservative investment strategies and capital restructuring efforts may also continue to help the property and casualty insurers to improve their financial footing in the next quarters. Despite the ongoing economic volatility and challenges suffered by the insurance industry, this situation can be taken advantage of by many large industry participants by attracting new customers and undertaking structural changes that may help underwriting and pricing systems be more attractive to consumers. Natural calamities like the Hurricane Sandy can be seen as an opportunity to increase the demand for insurance. The Full Research Report on AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/5ece_AFSI]
Atlantic Tele-Network Research Report
The pending purchase of Alltel by AT&T from ATN includes licenses, network, assets, retail stores and an estimated total of 585,000 subscribers. Currently the wireless operations of Alltel under ATN use the CDMA network for the rural areas of Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina.
As a result of the diverse, multi-state and dispersed geography of the Alltel customer base and network, Michael Prior, CEO of ATN, explains that "it has become increasingly challenging to operate in this era of rapidly growing mobile data usage." The network of Alltel is set to be overhauled to be compatible to GSM technology, the system used by AT&T. With this development, existing AT&T and Alltel subscribers are expected to enjoy improved wireless communication solutions such as mobile Internet access, 4G nationwide networks and pay TV services. The transaction with AT&T is yet to be reviewed and approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice but Prior anticipates new acquisition opportunities, debt reduction, investments on the other business lines of the company and returns to shareholders through dividends. Handing over the Alltel niche to AT&T, ATN will have room to be more financially flexible and focus on its rural community customer bases in Southwest US, New England, New York, Guyana, Bermuda and some portions of Caribbean Islands. The Full Research Report on Atlantic Tele-Network - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/db2c_ATNI]
Vodafone Group Plc. Research Report
Job cut plans in the company's Spanish units is expected to dismiss about 1,000 workers, is a reaction to decline in revenues as well as southern Europe's persistent sagging economy. At present, Vodafone mainly operates in Europe, Africa and Central Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, while owning 45% shares of Verizon Wireless in the United States. Verizon has physical assets which can provide competitive wireless and wireless services beyond United Kingdom. On the other hand, Vodafone can bolster its revenue by selling its stake and make new investments to address the company's problematic European markets. With the recent cuts in the Spanish units, Vodafone can turn its attention to the growing market beyond Europe such as Africa and the Middle East. From being a luxury commodity, wireless communication services have become a necessity and companies are forced to channel their resources to developing higher quality output and more effective strategies. The Full Research Vodafone Group Plc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/b9f6_VOD]
Broadcom Corp. Research Report
Broadcom's growth since it was founded in 1991 has truly been remarkable. From a single mission to "connect everything," the company's roster of clients includes elite brands, such as Apple, Cisco, Dell and Samsung among others. The opportunities for Broadcom seem to be never-ending just like it should be. Any company that is involved in technology production is presumably off to an impressive road. Broadcom has managed to become buoyant regardless of economic depression. The Full Research Report on Broadcom Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/19a4_BRCM]
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