A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on ConocoPhillips, Hess Corp., The J.M. Smucker Company, Campbell Soup Company

   A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on ConocoPhillips, Hess
  Corp., The J.M. Smucker Company, Campbell Soup Company and Thomson Reuters
                                 Corporation

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 15, 2013

NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting
ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), The J.M. Smucker Company
(NYSE:SJM), Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) and Thomson Reuters Corporation
(NYSE:TRI). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

ConocoPhillips Research Report

The latest quarterly and yearly result of ConocoPhillips reports a 4Q12
earning of $1.4 billion or $1.16 per share, a drop from the same year-ago
quarter earnings of $3.4 billion or $2.56 per share. Full-year 2012 earnings,
meanwhile, equals to $8.4 billion or $6.72 per share, compared to 2011
earnings of $12.4 billion, or $8.97 per share. However, with a total
production of 1, 607 MBOED for the latest quarter, the company has also
announced to sell its interests in Kashagan, Algeria, Nigeria and Cedar Creek
Anticline which are expected to generate $9.6 billion in proceeds. Apart from
this recent financial move, ConocoPhillips will also begin trading ex-dividend
this month. The company has also taken a financial investment decision to
develop the Makilai field off Sabah, Malaysia along with Petronas Carigali Sdn
Bhd and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. While
ConocoPhillips own 35% of the project, the company seems to be eager in
pursuing explorations in the Malysian shores, having achieved its first oil
from the Gumusut field in the said South East Asian country. The Full Research
Report on ConocoPhillips - 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/afc1_COP]

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Hess Corp. Research Report

Hess has also announced a capital and exploratory budget of $6.8 billion for
2013. Chairman and CEO John Hess says that the corporation's said budget is
"focused on attractive investment opportunities." While ConocoPhillips
explores foreign energy sources outside the country, the primary target of
Hess is the development of Bakken Shale in North Dakota, where the corporation
plans to operate 14 rigs and complete the expansion of its Tioga Gas Plant.
The corporation's call-option trading, furthermore, brings in a surge in
trading resulting to 45,000 contracts. This changing of hands gave way an
increase of $0.98 per share. Activist investor Elliott Management Corp., the
second largest shareholder of Hess, calls for an overhaul of the board and the
streamlining of the business through asset sales. With oil and gas units in
five continents, Hess reports a 2.6% increase in its latest quarter's earnings
or $1.20 per share brought about by the higher volumes in its Bakken
operations. The corporation's net income for the said quarter is $566 million,
with a year-end total proved reserves of 1,553 MBOED. The Full Research Report
on Hess 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/3edb_HES]

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The J.M. Smucker Company Research Report

Orrville, Ohio's The J.M. Smucker Company posted a $1.56 billion net sales for
the latest quarter, up 6% and driving a 38% rise in the adjusted earnings per
share or $1.47. "We went into the important holiday season positioned for
growth in many of our categories and are pleased with the results," said
Richard Smucker, Chief Executive Officer. The newly acquired foodservice
coffee and hot beverage segment from Sara Lee helped bring about the net sales
increase of 6%, along with a "favorable sales mix" comprised of the K-Cups and
peanut butter products. The company also plans to continue bolster its
existing portfolio with the acquisition of Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc.,
including the brands Café Bustelo and Café Pilon. With this move, Smucker's
expects to grow its customer base in the Hispanic region. Aside from these
recent purchases, Smucker's also announced a 6% cut in the price of its
Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee. The price drop is caused by the sustained
decrease in the world market price of coffee, particularly the Arabica and
Robusta beans. Smucker's is also set to expand its Lexington peanut butter
plant for the increased production Jif through equipment upgrades. A Memphis
plant used for fruit spreads, toppings and syrups will be converted to another
peanut butter plant as well, specifically for the production of the company's
natural brands including Smucker's, Adams, Santa Cruz Organic, and Laura
Scudder's. The Full Research Report on The J.M. Smucker 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/3137_SJM]

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Campbell Soup Company Research Report

Campbell, is set to expand its manufacturing and distribution of its
beverages, soups, broths, and sauces in Mexico via its commercial agreements
with Grupo Jumex and Conservas La Costeña. Fruit juice company Grupo Jumex
will manufacture and distribute V8 portfolio, while Conservas La Costeña will
handle Campbell's line of soups, broths, and sauces. Denise Morrison,
Campbell's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, Our arrangements with
these new partners will increase our access to customers and enable us to
reach new consumers for our products. We believe that they will redefine the
scope of our business opportunities in Mexico." The 144-year old food giant
also aims to reengage its customers while attracting new ones through
increased promotions of its core brands. Morrison plans to stabilize the soup
and simple businesses and grow in the healthy beverages and snacks department.
Campbell has recently launched Go Soup, a new line of diversely flavored soups
targeting the young generation. These soups are packed pouches rather than the
traditional cans and have been marketed in various social media platforms. In
2014, Campbell is set to launch 200 new products internationally. The Full
Research Campbell Soup 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/e951_CPB]

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Thomson Reuters Corporation Research Report

Advancing its move to strengthen the foothold in the financial information
sector, Reuters has entered into a partnership with the Washington-based
outsourcing specialist Chartwell Compliance. Reuters and Chartwell Compliance
will collaborate to provide consulting, testing and other solutions in various
areas such as regulatory compliance, financial crimes prevention and
enterprise risk management for small to mi-market US financial service
providers. Reuters is also set to further develop Reuters Market Light (RML),
the company's information service for India's farming community. Together with
IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited, Reuters aims to help the development
of the local communities served by RML. To date, RML has reached more than one
million subscribers for its information services on agriculture, weather,
market price and crop information. Reporting a revenue of $12.9 billion or a
growth of 3% for the quarter that ended in December 31, 2012, Reuters posted a
full-year adjusted earnings per share of $2.12, up 16 centers from the same
year-ago period. Looking ahead, Reuters CEO James C. Smith says the company
will "enter 2013 with more confidence and a much stronger foundation." The
Full Research Report on Thomson Reuters 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/b416_TRI]

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