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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Duke Realty, Jones Lang LaSalle, Winthrop Realty Trust, Chesapeake Lodging Trust and TriQuint

 The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Duke Realty, Jones Lang LaSalle, Winthrop
      Realty Trust, Chesapeake Lodging Trust and TriQuint Semiconductor

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CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2013

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks
featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts
discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets.
Stocks recently featured in the blog include Duke Realty Corporation
(NYSE:DRE-Free Report), Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL-Free Report), Winthrop
Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR-Free Report), Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP-Free
Report) and TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. (Nasdaq:TQNT-Free Report).

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Here are highlights from Friday's Analyst Blog:

Duke Realty Appoints New VP and COO

Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE-Free Report), a real estate investment
trust, announced the appointment of James B. Connor as its new Senior
Executive Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). This reflects
a promotion for Connor from his former post of Senior Regional Executive Vice
President.

James B. Connor is with Duke Realty since the last 15 years. In 1998, he
joined the company as Senior VP, Industrial Operations. He was promoted to
Regional Executive VP, Midwest Operations in 2003 and later to the post of
Senior Regional Executive VP in 2009. Before joining Duke Realty, Mr. Connor
worked for Cushman and Wakefield for 17 years.

With his vast expertise in the industrial real estate industry, Connor can be
easily regarded as a veteran in the sector. We expect Duke Realty's successful
trajectory to gain further upside from his skilled guidance and supervision in
the new post.

Lately, Duke Realty has been going through senior executives transitions. In
May 2013, the company announced the decision of its Chief Financial Officer
(CFO), Christie B. Kelly to quit her post. Consequently, Mark A. Denien
substituted her. Kelly parted with Duke Realty to join Jones Lang LaSalle
(NYSE:JLL-Free Report) – another REIT – as the CFO.

Notably, in July, Duke Realty reported second-quarter 2013 results with core
funds from operations (FFO) of 27 cents per share, in line with the Zacks
Consensus Estimate and a penny above the prior-year quarter FFO of 26 cents.
Better rental operations as well as a reduction in general and administrative
expenses attributed to the year-over-year increase.

Duke Realty currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other better performing
REITs include Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR-Free Report) and Chesapeake
Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP-Free Report). Both these stocks have a Zacks Rank #1
(Strong Buy).

TriQuint Buys CAP Wireless

In a concerted effort to augment market presence, TriQuint Semiconductor Inc.
(Nasdaq:TQNT-Free Report) recently acquired CA-based CAP Wireless, Inc. and
its patented Spatium RF (radio frequency) power combining technology for an
undisclosed amount. The combined company would boast a wider selection of
high-power, high-frequency products by leveraging TriQuint's leading position
as a gallium nitride (GaN) pioneer and CAP Wireless' expertise in high-power
RF solid state amplifier systems.

The Spatium technology of CAP Wireless improves RF power efficiency, increases
reliability, boosts power densities and reduces weight compared with other
available variants. This is mostly achieved through the use of patented
coaxial spatial combining techniques in its products.

It is widely used in high-performance traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs)
and amplifier-based subsystems like electronic warfare, communications and
radars, which are largely used by leading defense and communications companies
worldwide.

TriQuint anticipates the market for TWTAs to exceed $600 million by 2015.
Consequently, the acquisition offers tremendous revenue-generating potential
for TriQuint. Post-acquisition, TriQuint will continue operation of CAP
Wireless product sales and contracts, while developing new devices based on
Spatium technology using GaN and GaAs MMIC amplifiers.

Headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, TriQuint manufactures semiconductors for the
wireless handset segment, infrastructure networks, and defense markets.
TriQuint products reduce costs and increase the performance of connected
mobile devices and networks that deliver critical voice, data and video
communications.

TriQuint currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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