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A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Popular, Inc., The Bank of Ireland, ITT Educational Services, Inc., Strayer



A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Popular, Inc., The Bank of
 Ireland, ITT Educational Services, Inc., Strayer Education, Inc. and Lattice
                          Semiconductor Corporation

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, February 19, 2013

NEW YORK, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports
highlighting Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP), The Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE),
ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE: ESI), Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:
STRA) and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC). Today's readers may
access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry
analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Popular, Inc. Research Report

After Popular reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter
and the total of 2012, investors have been exchanging hands to earn a stake on
the Puerto Rican bank. Wall Street expectations were crushed after Popular
reported a net income of $83.9 million for Q4 and $245.3 million for the year
ended. Although domestic economy does play a vital role in its success,
Popular's strategic and financial flexibility attracts investments. The Full
Research Report on Popular, 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/672f_BPOP]

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The Bank of Ireland Research Report

The euro zone debt crisis and the ongoing discussion of austerity may continue
to cloud the future of the Bank of Ireland. Improved numbers for credit and
interest rate risks may help, but the excellent deployment of bank management
may serve the Bank of Ireland its success long before the full-recovery of the
euro zone. The European Central Bank reported that the bleak economy of the
euro zone is expected to show gradual progress this year. By modifying the
monetary policy, improving the financial market confidence and reducing
fragmentation, the Bank of Ireland has the hope of celebrating its victory.
Bank of Ireland is planning to exceed its 2013 SME lending target of €3.5
billion. Despite the industry's volatility, the best way to cope with risks is
to improve administrative measures that will effectively counter
non-performing loans. The Bank of Ireland's move to exceed its 2013 SME
lending target may be the best way to improve its capital ratio. SMEs are
excellent economic drivers, and account for 99% of businesses in the euro
zone. The Full Research Report on The Bank of Ireland - 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/c682_IRE]

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ITT Educational Services, Inc. Research Report

Despite the for-profit education industry lagging the market, led down by ITT
Educational, the company advanced 17.74 percent after reporting its Q4
results. This may be one of the reasons why ITT Educational remains upbeat
despite losing 75 percent of its value in 2012. CEO Kevin Modany believes that
the company is on the rebound, after Modany's report, the company's stock
price went up, climbing to $16.85 per share by the close of the trading. What
made the investors change their minds? The CEO revealed that ITT Educational
guaranteed repayment of the student loans, forcing the company to set aside
$66.1 million in Q4 to cover future losses. But Modany reassured that "the
focus here is to try to get a fence around that thing and see if we can put it
behind us." According to him, the $66 million charge is a high-end estimate of
the company's loan exposure. Furthermore, ITT Educational is also lobbying
private lenders on the loans to modify the terms of repayment, so students can
make smaller payments, or even have debt amounts reduced. If any of those
efforts pay off, the company's charges could come in lower. Modany also
addressed the analysts' concern about the company running short of cash,
saying that it has seven to 10 years to pay of its loan obligations. In
addition to modifying the terms of repayment, ITT Educational also reported
positive results on its new scholarship program, noting that it reduced
enrollment declines and yielded a higher percentage of potential students. The
Full Research Report on ITT Educational 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/d5db_ESI]

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Strayer Education, Inc. Research Report

Since 2012, Strayer Education has been taking action against the continuing
loss by introducing new scholarships that trim the cost of a degree for
qualifying students. The largest Strayer Education scholarship is worth a
maximum $17,000 for new or readmitted students as they work toward bachelor's
associate degrees. This scholarship will be worth roughly a 30 percent tuition
discount per student. Analysts say that the scholarships will reduce average
per student revenue, but Strayer Education believes that the gamble could pay
off if it attracts more enrollees. "Cutting costs might increase enrolment
enough that net revenues increase," says analyst Brandon Dobell. On February
11, 2013, Strayer Education will release its Q4 2012 earnings. Because of the
US government's scrutiny revealing high student debt and low graduation rates,
private education companies are working toward increasing the value of their
programs to increase employability of the students. They also resort to
discounting to attract more students. With these actions, the for-profit
education industry may survive. Maybe not sooner, but they can only go up from
here. The Full Research Report on Strayer Education, 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/c682_IRE]

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Lattice Semiconductor Corporation Research Report

After a sudden drop to $3.90 last week, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was
able to rebound to begin this week with an 11.79% increase in stock price to
$4.36. The designer and developer of field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and
programmable logic devices (PLD) has announced further enhancements for a
range of their software platforms and products, beginning with the new
versions of Lattice Diamond ® and iCEcube2™ design tools. The said development
of the company's leading array of products features advancements on power
calculations and design productivity to create efficient systems that will
facilitate communication and industrial systems. Addressing the heightened
demand for power efficient devices, the newly released software is fine-tuned
and specially designed for the company's award winning "low power, low cost,
low density, and ultra-low density FPGAs." After a decrease in demand for
programmable logic products and related software during the last quarter,
Lattice posted its financial results of the previous year's 4Q with revenue of
$65.9 million, a decrease of 7.1% from $70.9 million in 3Q, and a decrease of
6.1% from $70.2 million in 4Q11. Darin G. Billerbeck, President and Chief
Executive Officer, reports, "Weakness (during the fourth quarter of 2012) was
broad based across nearly all end markets and geographies except for the
consumer market." Billerbeck expects to gain stronger foothold in the consumer
and mobile consumer market with the company's iCE line of FPGA products, which
have recently reached 15 million shipments. Along with Billerbeck, Joe Bedewi,
Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lattice, says that the
company will continue to "drive additional cost reductions in operations and
materials purchases." He expects that Lattice's restructuring actions will
result to positive outcomes this 1Q13 and beyond. The Full Research Report on
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation - 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/a368_LSCC]

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