Long-term Investments and Improved Product Pipelines Deliver Top Line Growth for Companies - Research Report on Masco, Martin

 Long-term Investments and Improved Product Pipelines Deliver Top Line Growth
 for Companies - Research Report on Masco, Martin Marietta, Lincoln Electric,
                          Armstrong, and Headwaters

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NEW YORK, August 2, 2013

NEW YORK, August 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Masco
Corporation (NYSE: MAS), Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE: MLM), Lincoln
Electric Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO), Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:
AWI), 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

On July 29, 2013, Masco Corp. (Masco) reported its Q2 2013 financial results.
The Company posted net sales from continuing operations of approximately $2.1
billion, a 10.5% YoY growth. Masco's income from continuing operations were
$0.23 per common share compared to a loss from continuing operations of $0.15
per common share in Q2 2012. Masco's President and Chief Executive Officer,
Tim Wadhams, said, "Top and bottom line growth was delivered by each of our
segments in the second quarter against a backdrop of continued growth in North
American new home construction and new product introductions." 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.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2d08_MAS]

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. Research Report

On July 30, 2013, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (Martin Marietta) reported
its Q2 2013 financial results. The Company posted net sales growth of 3.6% YoY
to $508.7 million during the quarter, primarily driven by pricing growth in
all aggregates business product lines and new quarterly net sales records
achieved by its specialty products business. The Company's net earnings
increased 12.2% YoY to $41.3 million, and earnings per diluted share were
$0.89 compared with $0.80 in Q2 2012. Commenting on the results, Ward Nye,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin Marietta Materials, said, "The
second quarter results also show our ability to manage through weather-related
disruptions, which did not prevent us from performing well." For full year
2013, the Company anticipates to generate net sales between $350 million and
$375 million and gross profit of $20 million to $22 million. 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.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/4192_MLM]

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Research Report

On July 29, 2013, Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Lincoln Electric) reported
its Q2 2013 financial results. The Company posted adjusted net income of $75.7
million, or $0.91 per diluted share, in Q2 2013, versus adjusted net income of
$68.1 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, in Q2 2012. Sales for the quarter
totaled $727.4 million compared to $744.0 million in Q2 2012. The Company's
operating income totaled $104.3 million, up8.6% YoY. Christopher L. Mapes,
President and CEO of Lincoln Electric, said, "We are pleased by our ongoing
profitability improvement which reflects solid execution of our operational
and commercial initiatives globally. While we maintain a cautious outlook for
the balance of the year on mixed end sector performance, we expect to continue
to deliver solid margin and earnings performance from the benefits of our
initiatives, new product introductions and the careful management of
expenses." The Full Research Report on Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3644_LECO]

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. Research Report

On July 29, 2013, Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (Armstrong) reported its Q2
2013 financial results. The Company posted consolidated net sales growth of
4.6% YoY to $706.6 million, driven by higher volumes in wood flooring and
building products. Net income totaled $30.6 million or $0.51 per diluted
shares, in Q2 2013, compared to $42.2 million or $0.71 per diluted shares, in
Q2 2012. Operating income decreased 12.9% YoY to $67.6 million, due to
increases in manufacturing and input costs. "Our second quarter consolidated
results met our expectations, as sales and adjusted EBITDA were in the middle
of our guidance range," said Matt Espe, Chief Executive Officer. For full-year
2013, the Company anticipates adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $370 to
$400 million, and adjusted diluted EPS to range between $2.00 and $2.30. The
Full Research Report on Armstrong World Industries, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/99d4_AWI]

Headwaters Inc. Research Report

On July 30, 2013, Headwaters Inc. (Headwaters) reported its Q3 2013 financial
results. The Company posted total revenue of $197.0 million, an increase of
12.2% YoY. The Company's income from continuing operations was approximately
$9.2 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in Q3 2013, compared to income of
$2.0 million or $0.03 per diluted share, in Q3 2012. Net income totaled $11.0
million or $0.15 per diluted share compared to a net loss of $13.0 million or
$0.21 per diluted share in Q3 2012. "On a combined basis, we made excellent
progress towards increasing our Adjusted EBITDA by driving top line growth,
improving margins, and controlling costs," said Kirk A. Benson, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer. For full year 2013, the Company anticipates its
adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations to be in the range of $110 to $125
million. 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.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a423_HW]

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