Market Snapshot
  • U.S.
  • Europe
  • Asia
Ticker Volume Price Price Delta
DJIA 16,408.54 -16.31 -0.10%
S&P 500 1,864.85 2.54 0.14%
NASDAQ 4,095.52 9.29 0.23%
Ticker Volume Price Price Delta
STOXX 50 3,155.81 16.55 0.53%
FTSE 100 6,625.25 41.08 0.62%
DAX 9,409.71 91.89 0.99%
Ticker Volume Price Price Delta
NIKKEI 14,516.27 98.74 0.68%
TOPIX 1,173.37 6.78 0.58%
HANG SENG 22,760.24 64.23 0.28%

A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Skechers USA Inc., Starz, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., SolarWinds



A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Skechers USA Inc., Starz,
       Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., SolarWinds Inc. and CA, Inc.

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Skechers
USA Inc. (NYSE:SKX), Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA), Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.
(NYSE:SNI), SolarWinds Inc. (NYSE:SWI) and CA, Inc. (NYSE:CA). Today's readers
may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets,
industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Skechers USA Inc. Research Report

Skechers beat expectations with its latest earnings report, with shares rising
8.58 percent. Revenues rose $395.60 million for the quarter, compared to the
consensus estimate of $337.62 million, while gross profit was $168.5 million
compared to $112.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. This came despite
the controversy surrounding its toning shoes, which was supposedly made to
lose weight, build muscle, and generally improve health for the wearer. The
Federal Trade Commission last year ended up calling out Skechers for its
so-called "unfounded claims" and settled with Skechers for $40 million for
misleading advertising. The Full Research Report on Skechers USA 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/5e79_SKX]

--

Starz Research Report

The timing of the recent spin off of TV network Starz from Liberty Media Corp
was never better. Shares of the new public company jumped 7.4 percent this
week to $17.91 after it extended its contract to the rights of Sony Pictures
Entertainment movies through 2021, beating a rival offer from online
video-streaming service Netflix. Sony also owns Tristar and Columbia Pictures.
The original deal was set to expire in 2016, so the company paid Sony a modest
increase in licensing, which is now at $200 million annually for the license
to 35 to 40 films per year. The new deal also removes the limit of people who
can watch Sony movies streamed at Starz's website, as well as the company's
online streaming services Starz Play and Encore Play. The extension came as
rival online-only streaming service Netflix won the rights to Disney's movies
two months ago, which was formerly held by Starz since 1993. Sony was the
company's only other major studio film supplier, making the renewal deal
crucial. In comparison, Netflix will be paying $300 million a year to Disney.
Starz was spinned off by Liberty in mid-January, which analysts believe is a
potential acquisition target. The Starz channel has 21 million subscribers,
while Encore has 34 million subscribers. An analyst from ISI says the company
is slated to generate $1.62 billion in revenues this year, 80 percent of which
would come from affiliate fees from cable companies. The Full Research Report
on Starz - 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/d75f_STRZA]

--

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Research Report

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. saw its fourth quarter earnings soar to
$305.8 million or $2.02 per share thanks to tax adjustments and increased
revenue from advertising and fees. Revenues came in at $605 million or 84
cents per share for the quarter, up 9.3 percent year on year. The company,
which carries lifestyle-oriented channels like Food Network, HGTV, and Travel
Channel, had robust advertising rates and higher affiliate fee revenue in
recent quarters with the growing ratings of their channels. In addition, its
systematic share buyback program will enhance profitability further. However,
Scripps did miss expectations, which slightly pulled the stock price down a
bit last week. The consensus estimate for revenue was $614.8 million, or 92
cents per share. Barclays Capital reiterated the company's stock at "equal
weight" because of that, with a $62 price target. The Full Research Report on
Scripps Networks Interactive, 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/1dbd_SNI]

--

SolarWinds Inc. Research Report

SolarWinds reported earnings of 36 cents per share for Q4, at an increase of
24 percent year-on-year, beating Zacks' estimate of 29 cents per share.
Revenues were also up 32 percent year-on-year at $73.5 million for the
quarter, also beating the company's own estimates. The company just recently
transitioned to an IT management software company from a network management
company within the past 12 to 15 months, after expanding its offerings for IT
professionals. SolarWinds sets itself apart from competitors with its much
lower prices, at only 10-15 percent of its competitors' offerings, thanks to
its unique Internet-based business model. The average package offering of its
competitors is at $100,000, while SolarWinds' products cost at an average of
$8,800. Unlike other IT firms, SolarWinds posted high growth in the struggling
European market, at a whopping 56 percent last year. The company is also
expecting exponential growth in Asia-Pacific and Latin America moving forward,
with additional web and product localization as well as new sales centers.
SolarWinds' product portfolio is still growing via acquisitions, and has made
five in last year alone. Its offerings now include software that manage
business applications, computer servers and data storage systems. Analysts say
the company will continue making acquisitions this year. The Full Research
SolarWinds 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/8863_SWI]

--

CA, Inc. Research Report

CA Tech beat expectations in its Q3 report, posting adjusted earnings of 63
cents per share compared to the expected 57 cents. Earnings and revenue,
however, are down five percent each year-over-year, as sales of Mainframe
solutions decline. But on the flipside, the company is looking to bounce back
with its increased cloud exposure, which has been lauded by IT research firm
IDC. CA Tech is seen to capitalize on the slowly growing demand for cloud
computing in the long term. Its continuing share buyback and dividend payout
is also going to help maintain shareholder-friendliness in the long run. CA
Tech, formerly known as Computer Associates, is trying to bounce back from a
controversial $2.2 billion accounting fraud issue in 2000 and 2001. The stock
price has been up $10 per share at $25 since then. The Full Research Report on
CA, 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/8d5e_CA]

--

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
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
Advertisements
Sponsored Links
Advertisement