A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Pan American Silver Corp., Hecla Mining Company, Acme Packet, Inc., Sonus

A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Pan American Silver Corp.,
 Hecla Mining Company, Acme Packet, Inc., Sonus Networks, Inc. and Delta Air
                                 Lines, Inc.

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Pan
American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS), Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL), Acme
Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONS) and Delta Air
Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Pan American Silver Corp. Research Report

During Q3 2012, silver mining company Pan American Silver Corp. produced 6.9
million ounces of silver, an increase of 30 percent over Q3 2011. The company
has produced 25.1 million ounces for the full year, an increase of 15 percent
from 2011. Geoff Burns, president and CEO of Pan American noted that the
company achieving its target for silver production and cash costs was the
result of the acquisition and integration of the Dolores mine. Its La Colorada
and San Vicente mines also established new annual silver production records.
In 2013, Pan American expects to produce 25 to 26 million ounces of silver,
and cash costs are forecast at $11.80 to $12.80 per ounce of silver. Capital
investments in 2013 are expected to total $157 million. Chief Operating
Officer Steve Busby sees 2013 to be another record-setting production year for
the company. The Full Research Report on Pan American Silver Corp. - 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/e2df_PAAS]

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Hecla Mining Company Research Report

Shares of Hecla Mining Company, the largest and one of the lowest cash cost
silver producers in the US, climbed 3.05 percent and closed at $5.41 in the
last trading session. At the market close on February 4, Hecla only fell six
cents or 1.1 percent, to $5.35. The loss was due to the shutting down of its
Lucky Mine to make some safety improvements. This year, the mine is going to
be reopened, gearing up for a big production boost. The company expects to hit
production of over 2 million ounces by the end of 2013. The company also
sports a solid balance sheet and pays a dividend as well, that's why analysts
and investors are still confident with Hecla. Demand for precious metals,
including silver, will always be there. Unlike gold, silver has more utility,
being more widely used in industrial and medical applications. By 2015, silver
production for industrial use is expected to rise to 660 million, leaving
around 240 million ounces available for investing. Analysts are seeing that
silver prices are likely to go much higher in the future. The Full Research
Report on Hecla Mining 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/2b99_HL]

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Acme Packet, Inc. Research Report

Oracle Corporation has announced that it will acquire Acme Packet, Inc., a
network gear maker, for $2.1 billion. Acme's assets will be a crucial
component in Oracle's plan to improve its cloud computing services by enabling
secure communications from any device. This recent acquisition has also
sparked rumors about other companies being added to Oracle's portfolio. Acme
had a tough fourth quarter last year, with earnings down 65% from the same
period a year prior. Because of this, many have commented that Oracle has paid
a steep premium for the acquisition of Acme, with the offer being six times
more than the target company's sales over the last 12 months. In defense of
Oracle's recent purchase, however, an analyst at Jefferies & Co. notes that
this acquisition can "bolster the demand for Sun hardware, expand Oracle's
unified communications portfolio, and expand Oracle's relationship with large
telco service providers." The Full Research Report on Acme Packet, 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/e6b8_APKT]

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Sonus Networks, Inc. Research Report

Sonus provides infrastructure and subscriber solutions. It offers session
border control (SBC), VoIP, and VoIP media gateway solutions. A report has
also revealed that more customers are turning to Sonus to enhance network
capabilities and reduce costs. As compared to the third quarter of 2011,
Sonus' market share has jumped 8.1 share points to accomplish a 22 percent
market share in the third quarter. The Full Research Sonus Networks, 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/a69d_SONS]

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Research Report

Delta Airlines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) 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%. Delta has been very aggressive in expanding its operations.
From travel luxuries to destinations, Delta is exploring all avenues to
combine each customer's quality of experience with the company's efficiency in
delivering commendable service. The Glass Bottom Jet application alone has
been improving Delta's market share, and more so for the company's ongoing
lounge project called The Sky Deck. Delta is also looking at offering more
seats while cutting down on flights with the help of bigger aircraft. 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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