A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Hershey Co., Mondelez International, Inc., Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc, Arden Group, Inc. and JetBlue Airways Corporation PR Newswire NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Hershey Co. (NYSE:HSY), Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ), Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc (NASDAQ: HTSI), Arden Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDNA) and JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Hershey Co. Research Report Hershey's posted a 5.4 percent increase in profits in Q4 at $149.9 million, while sales rose 12 percent at $1.75 billion. Gross margin meanwhile widened to 43.1 percent from 40.3 percent. The company has a history of being consistent with revenue and dividend growth, which helped keep its investors. It also benefited from the fiscal cliff deal, with a compromise to prevent a sharp rise in dairy prices, which could give added leverage on gross margin as input costs are expected to tame this year. However, its international and emerging-market exposure is one of the lowest among North American food companies, which could threaten long-term growth. Fortunately, that segment has grown 12 percent for the previous quarter, and could comprise 15 percent of sales soon. Recent investments have been Mexico, South America, and Asia. The Full Research Report on Hershey 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/9771_HSE] -- Mondelez International, Inc. Research Report Mondelez, formerly known as Kraft Foods, Inc., had robust growth in China, India, and in the Middle East, but was offset by poor results in Brazil and Russia. Sales were also relatively good in Europe, mostly due to volume/mix gains and continued benefits from a focus on productivity and overhead reduction. Meanwhile, strong sales of biscuits in the US fueled growth in North America. The company helped push the food and beverage industry higher last week, which grew 0.7 percent at market close. However, The Street rates the company as "hold," citing poor performance in the stock, net income, and cash flow, but decent valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures would counter these negatives. The Full Research Report on Mondelez International, 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/9224_MDLZ] -- Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc Research Report Harris Teeter saw its shares jump 10 percent after news broke out that the company has started working with investment bank JPMorgan for a potential sale. This came after stock dropped recently after a dismal earnings report, where profits missed expectations by 20 percent and revenue grew slower than expected. The company's net income for Q4 totaled $22.8 million, up from $13.7 million year over year, while net income from continuing operations totalled $25.8 million. Operating profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $40.5 million, or 3.48 percent of sales, compared to $46.3 million, or 4.13 percent of sales, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012. Harris Teeter attributed the decrease to the operations and start-up costs of 10 stores acquired from Lowe's Foods and six stores sold to Lowe's Foods last year. Sales for the first quarter, which ended Jan. 1, rose 3.7%, to $1.16 billion, including comparable-store sales gains of 2.53 percent. The company operates 211 grocery stores, with a bulk in North Carolina. It started declining as larger competitors such as Wal-Mart and Publix have started to put pressure onto Harris Teeter who have announced expansion plans in the state. Kroger Co, Publix, and Koninklijke Ahold NV are seen to be likely suitors for the struggling company. The Full Research Report on Harris Teeter Supermarkets 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/8db4_HTSI] -- Arden Group, Inc. Research Report Arden Group posted a high of $102.50 today. Its subsidiary Gelson generated sales of $437.58 million over the last 12 months with 3 percent growth. The store is known for fresh high quality meats, seafood, produce, deli, wine and liquor. It also offers online services for catering, gourmet meals and lunches. The Full Research Arden Group, 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/a92c_ARDNA] -- JetBlue Airways Corporation Research Report Jet Blue lost $45 million in revenue due to costs brought on by Hurricane Sandy with canceled flights and lower passenger traffic, increasing total costs by 8 percent in Q4, in comparison to the 4 percent increase in revenue that same quarter. Raymond James even downgraded its stock to "underperform." But Motley Fool says the company's maturation from being a startup would fuel its turnaround, by "acting more like" its larger competitors like Delta and United by focusing more on its stronger markets like Boston and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The company looks to cut costs as well with a larger variant of its current Airbus A320s, the Airbus A321, which will seat 40 more passengers. This will allow it to increase capacity in high volume routes in slot-constrained terminals like New York's JFK Airport. The Full Research Report on JetBlue Airways 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/d183_JBLU] -- 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. 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A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Hershey Co., Mondelez International, Inc., Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc,
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