Zacks Bull of the Day Highlights: Quanta Services, Inc, Leapfrog Enterprises Inc, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp and Mattel Inc

 Zacks Bull of the Day Highlights: Quanta Services, Inc, Leapfrog Enterprises
              Inc, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp and Mattel Inc

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks Equity Research highlights Quanta
Services, Inc (NYSE:PWR) as the Bull of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity
Research provides analysis on Leapfrog Enterprises Inc (LF), Lions Gate
Entertainment Corp (LGF) and Mattel Inc  (MAT).

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Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

Bull of the Day:

We have upgraded our recommendation from Neutral to Outperform on Quanta
Services, Inc. (PWR). The company's third quarter 2012 results were
encouraging, with earnings of 45 cents -- 25% ahead of the Zacks Consensus
Estimate and 80% above the prior-year level.

Quanta's strengths include strong execution, increasing demand for its
services and customer confidence in the company. Revenues from the electric
power segment grew 32%, while the natural gas and pipeline segment continued
to improve despite the lack of large-diameter pipeline projects.

Over the last five years, PWR's shares have traded in a range of 18.4x to
46.4x trailing 12-month earnings. Our target price is $32.00 or 20.4x 2013
EPS, which is well within the historical range.

Bear of the Day:

We have upgraded our recommendation from Neutral to Outperform on Quanta
Services, Inc. (PWR). The company's third quarter 2012 results were
encouraging, with earnings of 45 cents -- 25% ahead of the Zacks Consensus
Estimate and 80% above the prior-year level.

Quanta's strengths include strong execution, increasing demand for its
services and customer confidence in the company. Revenues from the electric
power segment grew 32%, while the natural gas and pipeline segment continued
to improve despite the lack of large-diameter pipeline projects.

Over the last five years, PWR's shares have traded in a range of 18.4x to
46.4x trailing 12-month earnings. Our target price is $32.00 or 20.4x 2013
EPS, which is well within the historical range.

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LeapFrog Inks Deal with Lions Gate

Educational entertainment leader, LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (LF), recently
penned a new multi-year agreement with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) to
develop, produce and distribute four brand new animated DVD and digital
movies. The movies, featuring updated characters, new adventures and new
subject learning syllabus, are slated to be released in early 2014.

Lions Gate is a film studio engaged in the production and distribution of
motion pictures for theater and straight-to-video release and also television
programming for cable and broadcast networks. The company has a strong track
record of producing small and mid-budget specialty films.

The partnership is not new to LeapFrog. The company joined forces with Lions
Gate way back in 2008. Since then, the companies have released 12 animated
DVDs that featured well-liked LeapFrog characters such as Scout & Friends,
Leap, Lily and Tad. The new treaty portrays their commitment to children for
entertaining yet educational movies which are apt for their age.

With the signing of the new agreement, LeapFrog has extended the distribution
rights of Lions Gate on its movie catalog. Lions Gate now possesses the
worldwide distribution rights to both physical and digital content from the
new movies. In addition, LeapFrog has preserved its rights to distribute the
new content on its own proprietary digital platforms.

As a matter of fact, the new agreement immediately follows LeapFrog's recent
announcement of two new programs – Magnificent Museum of Opposite Words, and
Adventures in Shapeville Park. Both are due to be launched in January 2013.

We remain impressed with LeapFrog's core strategy to boost its educational
entertainment platform. Earlier this month the company added Barbie to its
award winning learning platform through the collaboration with the world's
largest toy company – Mattel Inc. (MAT). Till date, the company's strong home
entertainment section has sold roughly nine million units.

Emeryville, California-based LeapFrog recently reported earnings of 60 cents
per share in the third quarter of 2012, which breezed past the Zacks Consensus
Estimate of 41 cents. With this, the company achieved the record of nine
consecutive quarters of higher earnings. At the end of the quarter, LeapFrog's
products were available in over 45 countries and used by teachers in around
100,000 U.S. classrooms.

We are maintaining our long-term Outperform recommendation on LeapFrog. It
carries a short term Zacks #2 Rank (Buy).

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