A Forward Look, the Year Ahead - Research Report on Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., The Madison Square Garden Co, LinkedIn Corp, AOL, Inc. and NIKE, Inc. PR Newswire NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF), The Madison Square Garden Co (NASDAQ:MSG), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) and NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Research Report Revenues came in at $743.6 million while earnings per share are at 27 cents per share, beating the expected $719.5 million and 20 cents per share, respectively. The company hit the mother lode last year thanks to its January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, which brought the "Twilight" series and "Sinister." Sales of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" in November last year generated $828.3 million in worldwide ticket sales, and is expected to earn more once the movie is released on home video. Another Lions Gate film "Warm Bodies" is also expected to bring in tons of profit for the company, which got $20.4 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend despite the Super Bowl season. Expect these numbers to reflect onto next quarter's financial results, as well as the numbers of its TV hits like "Weeds", "Mad Men", and "The Dead Zone". Motley Fool says that while Lions Gate is a speculative stock, it does have a real game plan in place as well as current and future blockbusters for young adults in its pipeline. It understands the teenage moviegoer demographic very well, and its video and television businesses are seen to grow in the coming years. The Full Research Report on Lions Gate Entertainment 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/4fbd_LGF] The Madison Square Garden Co Research Report Madison Square Garden saw its income rise to a whopping 83 percent for its fiscal second quarter, after cutting costs and scoring increased ad revenue from its media division. Earnings came at $46.9 million or 60 cents per share, compared to $25.6 million or 33 cents year over year. What was surprising, though, is MSG's stock performance after the phenomenal "Linsanity" in 2012, which raised the company's stock price up 15 percent within the period. The stock price rose even further at 45 percent after Jeremy Lin left the Knicks during the offseason and this season, not including the 3 percent bump brought on by its second quarter earnings report. The stock now trades at $ 55.42. The Full Research Report on The Madison Square Garden Co - 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/7e5d_MSG] LinkedIn Corp Research Report Online professional-networking service LinkedIn, or the "Facebook for professionals," soared as much as 22 percent, after its latest quarterly results topped Wall Street expectations for the seventh straight quarter. Revenues shot up at a whopping 81 percent at $303.6 million from $167.7 million year-over-year, with an adjusted EPS of 35 cents. The company reinvested a large chunk of its 2012 income into research and development for new products, such as its blogging platform "LinkedIn Influencers" and the streamlined profile pages. As a result, LinkedIn's user base grew 39 percent to 202 million users while visitors viewed 67 percent more pages than the previous year. However, LinkedIn is slowly being threatened by both Facebook and Google, with its own attempts to create professional networks. Facebook's Graph Search technology is enabling professionals to search both employers and prospective employees in a much simpler interface, while Google looks to create one as well with Google+ as a foundation. Other analysts meanwhile believe that the two companies should buy LinkedIn instead, though the acquisition cost may give them second thoughts. The Full Research Report on LinkedIn 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/8441_LNKD] AOL, Inc. Research Report AOL also helped boost the NYSE with its 7.4 percent rise in stock price after posting its first ever sales growth in more than eight years, as reflected in the company's fourth quarter results. Sales grew 3.9 percent to 599.5 million, beating the estimated $566.7 million, due in part to strong international advertising. Net income grew 57 percent to $35.7 million or 55 cents in adjusted EPS. The company's stock has grown 86 percent in the past 12 months after focusing its resources in media sites like The Huffington Post and TechCrunch, following its break off with Time Warner in 2009. The growth in revenues is indicative of AOL's transition to a third-party ad sales business, helping other websites sell ad space using automated systems. The success of that unit should enable to rid itself of its dial-up Internet service, which surprisingly still accounts for 30 percent of its revenue. The unit declined 10 percent in the quarter and will continue to disappear soon, which could reduce pressure on overall revenues. The Full Research AOL, 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/5277_AOL] NIKE, Inc. Research Report JP Morgan upgraded Nike to "overweight" from "neutral," optimistic that margin increases would help increase earnings per share to $4-$5 by fiscal 2016, representing an increase of about 50% over three years, aside from the reasons mentioned above. The Street meanwhile reiterated its "buy" rating, and named it the "winner" for consumer non-durables this week. The company has been a dominant brand in close to every imaginable sport since its inception in 1964, and has seen its revenues grow like clockwork for the past 20 years. It has been able to stay resilient to the ever changing consumer tastes, setting itself from rivals like Reebok and Converse. Motley Fool says Nike has a "long proven track record" of growth in a competitive industry, and that with the exception of the last four quarters, it has shown "a consistent ability" to increase its shareholder return in excess of its key financial metrics. These numbers are credited by the company's commitment to pay dividend increases, which have risen 600 percent since 1997. Nike is also expected to continue progressing as it steps up its game with wearable computing and high-tech workout solutions, which could be one of the biggest tech trends for the year. The company should be the go-to-guy for such products by 2014 and beyond. The Full Research Report on NIKE, 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/39b8_NKE] Consider Investors Alliance Tired of hearing about the latest, greatest trade opportunity... only to realize that the ship has long sailed? You need a strong, informative community in your arsenal. Join the group that has been consistently identifying momentous situations as they develop - long before they become the next top news on major financial networks. Contact: Patricia Byers Email: press@Investors-Alliance.com Main: +1-480-745-7826 SOURCE Investors-Alliance
A Forward Look, the Year Ahead - Research Report on Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., The Madison Square Garden Co, LinkedIn Corp,
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