Materials Demand & Housing Market Reconstruction - Research Report on Masco Corporation, Owens Corning, Martin Marietta,

 Materials Demand & Housing Market Reconstruction - Research Report on Masco
 Corporation, Owens Corning, Martin Marietta, Fastenal Company and Headwaters
                                     Inc

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NEW YORK, March 15, 2013

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

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Masco
Corporation (NYSE:MAS), Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), Martin Marietta Materials,
Inc. (NYSE:MLM), Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) and Headwaters Inc (NYSE:HW).
Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Masco Corporation Research Report

Masco saw its shares jump last month as demand for home improvement and
building products boosted its Q4 2012 results to levels enough to beat Wall
Street expectations. The company raked in revenue of $1.89 billion, up 9
percent from $1.74 billion the same period in 2011, and earnings came in at 4
cents per share compared to a loss of 9 cents per share year over year. In
comparison analysts wanted to see revenue of $1.81 billion and a loss of 1
cent per share. Management says sales and operating profits improved in all
five of its operating segments, for the first time since the housing downturn,
as are a number of home builders and suppliers amid the housing recovery. The
company expects new home construction to show strong growth in 2013, with its
repair and remodeling business seen to grow modestly, though big-ticket items
would continue to lag. The Full Research Report on Masco 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/20b2_MAS]

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Owens Corning Research Report

Owens Corning has announced that it has purchased China-based equipment
manufacturer Tanaka Kikinzoku (Suzhou), a unit of Tanaka Kikinzoku
International. Terms of the deal, however, were not disclosed. The company,
who makes materials for the manufacture of glass products particularly the
fibers, will be folded into Owens Corning's GlassMetal Services. Management
says the deal would allow Owens Corning to better serve China, which they
believe is the largest and fastest growing glass fiber country in the world.
In addition, the acquisition completes the company's global footprint of
bushing facilities which include additional locations in Singapore, the U.S.,
Brazil, and Russia. The Full Research Report on Owens Corning - 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/8a64_OC]

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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Research Report

Martin Marietta Materials reported growth in revenue and net income in its Q4
2012 results as demand for building materials rose due to a revival in
construction activity amid a resurgent housing market. Net income for the
quarter jumped 45 percent year over year at $21.5 million or 46 cents per
share, from $14.8 million or 32 cents per share. Revenue meanwhile grew 20
percent to $504.1 million as sales of the company's aggregates business rose
26 percent to $407.3 million, which offset the 2 percent decrease in sales of
specialty materials, which is at $50.6 million. However, net income fell short
of analyst expectations of 49 cents per share, but the company still beat the
expected $469.3 million. For this year, management is optimistic with Martin
Marietta's prospects, predicting stronger new construction activity across the
country. They project a 2 to 4 percent increase in pricing of heritage
aggregates for 2013. The Full Research Report on Martin Marietta Materials,
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/59f4_MLM]

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Fastenal Company Research Report

Fastenal announced a 3.1 percent year-over-year rise in net sales of $254.9
million and an 8.2 percent increase in daily sales to $12.7 million for the
month of February. The company's net sales benefited from an 8.2 percent
increase in manufacturing customers and a 4.3 percent rise in non-residential
construction customers. Management says the company has benefitted progress
around its vending program, FAST Solutions, and has had more vending contract
signings and installations than usual. Industrial vending remains one of the
main growth drivers for Fastenal, with government business and metalworking
also gaining traction, which could help achieve profitability in 2013 and
beyond. The Full Research Fastenal 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/a617_FAST]

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Headwaters Inc Research Report

Headwaters announced that it has repurchased and canceled $15.3 million in
aggregate principal amount of its 2.5 percent Convertible Subordinated Notes
due 2014, with the company now having $39.8 million in aggregate principal
amount of its 2.5 percent Notes remaining. Meanwhile, Headwaters earlier
released its Q1 2013 results with better than expected revenue and earnings
per share as the housing market recovery brings increased demand for its
products. Revenue came in at $149.6 million, up 8.8 percent from the previous
year's $137.4 million, while earnings came in at a loss of $5.9 million, or 9
cents per share, up from a net loss of $23.7 million, or 39 cents per share,
for the first quarter of 2012. In comparison, analysts wanted to see revenue
of $147.6 million and earnings of 5 cents per share. The Full Research Report
on Headwaters 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/d21a_HW]

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