Factors Moving Markets, A Look Inside - Research Report on Merck & Co., Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., United Continental Holdings

Factors Moving Markets, A Look Inside - Research Report on Merck & Co., Inc.,
    Delta Air Lines, Inc., United Continental Holdings Inc., Dell Inc. and
                            Microsoft Corporation

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, February 25, 2013

NEW YORK, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports
highlighting Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL),
United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) and
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Today's readers may access these reports
free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

Merck & Co., Inc. Research Report

Merck has been going through a difficult time. While the company beat
estimates, its fourth quarter profit fell 7%. Like all pharmaceutical
companies, it faces competition from generic drug-makers as patents for its
top-selling drugs expire. Furthermore, the company has decided to delay the
FDA approval for an osteoporosis medication until 2014, showing difficulties
in the drug's late-stage R&D progress. Merck has been cutting costs to
moderate the effect of generic competition. It has also been developing new
products, with five new products on the pipeline seeking for regulatory
approval for 2013. The Full Research Report on Merck & Co., 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/d004_MRK]

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Research Report

Delta Airlines Inc. is soaring to greater heights with 4.3% year-over-year
growth despite the $0.28 EPS it posted compared to last year's $0.45 EPS.
According to some analysts and investors, the company's performance is
acceptable because of the 9% increase in unit costs. Despite of this glitch,
Delta's financial and operating performance for January 2013 showed an
impressive revenue gain of 5.5% versus the same month last year. It seems to
be a good start for Delta as the company reached a monthly completion factor
of a solid 99.5%. The Full Research Report on Delta Air Lines, 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/0a52_DAL]

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United Continental Holdings Inc. Research Report

United Continental Holdings, Inc.'s weaker-than-expected fourth quarter and
full year 2012 earnings. The decrease in passenger and cargo revenues may have
significantly influenced the company's fourth quarter revenue which dropped by
2.5% year over year. United's $620 million net loss may affect some 600
employees who are given the option to voluntarily leave the company until the
company starts laying off some managers and administrators. It seems like a
high-time for United to rework their operations before more criticisms start
to flood the company. After a series of operational problems, United seems to
be repairing the damage by improving their quality of service. In January, the
company awarded its eligible employees with a bonus of $100 for exceeding the
80% on-time domestic and international arrival performance goal. Recently, the
company also received the 2013 Business Leadership Award from Equality
Illinois for embracing fairness and diversity. The Full Research Report on
United Continental Holdings 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/4841_UAL]

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Dell Inc. Research Report

The company will stick to its ongoing turnaround strategy away from PCs to IT
services amid slowing PC sales in general. Shares of Dell suddenly boosted 18
percent in mid-January, after Bloomberg reported the still unofficial buyout
plan. The company has slowly been losing value over the past 12 months, hence
the current diversification strategy. It has also been losing market share to
Asian rivals like Lenovo and Acer, who uses computer supply-chain management
that was ironically pioneered by Dell. The deal would distance the company
away from the scrutiny that comes with being a publicly-traded stock, and have
less emphasis on quarter-to-quarter progress. Dell would be able to make the
necessary investments and be able to stick to its strategy without the
pressure of Wall Street. The buyout is expected to be completed before the end
of Dell's second quarter of fiscal year 2014. The Full Research Report on Dell
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/c7d6_DELL]

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Microsoft Corporation Research Report

Reporting a 4 percent drop in profits in Q4 despite releasing Windows 8, its
underperforming office and entertainment divisions have been instrumental in
the drop in profit, and total PC sales have been declining precipitously as
more consumers lean towards tablets and smartphones. Windows 8 was not able to
help boost PC sales, as shipments dropped 6.4 percent in Q4 of 2012, but total
Windows sales grew 24 percent for the quarter at $5.88 billion. Microsoft
believes that the more touch-friendly OS is selling poorly due to a lack of
touchscreen computers like Ultrabooks. Nevertheless, the company's online
services have been positive for them, posting 11 percent growth. The Full
Research Report on Microsoft 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/04ec_MSFT]

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