Financial Companies Launch Commodity Index Trust, Announce New Appointments and Release Quarterly Results - Research Report on

 Financial Companies Launch Commodity Index Trust, Announce New Appointments
 and Release Quarterly Results - Research Report on BlackRock, State Street,
                       Assured Guaranty, Unum, and FNF

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NEW YORK, August 14, 2013

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

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting BlackRock,
Inc. (NYSE:BLK), State Street Corp. (NYSE: STT), Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:
AGO), Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), and Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:
FNF). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full
price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

BlackRock, Inc. Research Report

On August 9, 2013, BlackRock, Inc. (BlackRock) announced that its iShares
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) business has launched the iShares Dow Jones-UBS
Roll Select Commodity Index Trust on the NYSA Arca, with the ticker symbol,
CMDT. Commenting on the launch, Ravi Goutam, Head of Americas Product for
iShares at BlackRock said, "Many investors look to commodities to diversify
beyond stocks and bonds, but when investing in commodity funds that typically
hold futures contracts, the buying and selling of contracts can detract from
fund performance. By using an innovative index the iShares Dow Jones-UBS Roll
Select Commodity Index Trust seeks to minimize the costs of changing or
'rolling' futures contracts, enabling the Trust to ultimately provide
investors efficient access to diversified commodities." The Full Research
Report on BlackRock, 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/c3a9_BLK]

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State Street Corp. Research Report

On August 5, 2013, State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment
management business of State Street Corp., announced the appointment of Louis
de Montpellier as the Global Head of SSgA's Official Institutions Group (OIG).
The Company informed that at the end of September 2013, De Montpellier will
join SSgA succeeding John Nugée who will retire at the end of October 2013.
Commenting on the appointment, Michael Karpik, Head of SSgA for Europe, Middle
East and Africa (EMEA) said, "I am extremely excited at this appointment and
the contribution Louis will bring to SSgA's official institution business.
His experience and knowledge will play an important role in helping us
deliver relevant investment solutions for our clients and in sustaining our
leading position in this important market segment." The Full Research Report
on State Street Corp. - 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/1926_STT]

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Assured Guaranty Ltd. Research Report

On August 8, 2013, Assured Guaranty Ltd. (Assured Guaranty) released its
financial results for Q2 2013. On a GAAP basis, the Company's total revenues
were down 38.4% YoY to $465 million during the quarter. GAAP Net income was
$219 million or $1.16 per diluted share, lower compared to $377 million or
$2.01 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Dominic Frederico, President and CEO of
Assured Guaranty commented, "We are optimistic about our prospects in a higher
interest rate environment and as the market gets to know our new, 100% U.S.
municipal insurance platform, Municipal Assurance Corp. We also look forward
to growth in our international business, where we closed two important UK
infrastructure transactions in July." The Full Research Report on Assured
Guaranty Ltd. - 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/4b75_AGO]

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Unum Group Research Report

On August 5, 2013, Unum Group (Unum) reported its Q2 2013 financial results.
Total revenue was down 0.6% YoY to $2.6 billion during the quarter. Net income
for Q2 2013 was $218.6 million or $0.82 per diluted share, slightly higher as
compared to net income of $216.4 million or $0.76 per diluted share in Q2
2012. Commenting on the results, Thomas R. Watjen, President and CEO of Unum
said, "While sales growth continues to be a challenge in the US, we remain
committed to maintaining the pricing and underwriting discipline that has
served us so well in the past. Although the environment is expected to
gradually improve, it still remains challenging, and we will continue to take
the actions necessary to maintain the momentum we have worked so hard to
create at the Company." The Full Research Report on Unum Group - 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/529c_UNM]

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Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Research Report

On August 5, 2013, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) released its
financial results for Q2 2013. Total revenue was up 32.0% YoY to $2.3 billion
during the quarter. Net earnings attributable to common shareholders were $139
million or $0.61 per diluted share, compared to $147 million or $0.65 per
diluted share in Q2 2012. Cash flow from operations came in at $253 million
during the quarter, compared to $238 million in Q2 2012. Commenting on the
results, CEO George P. Scanlon, said, "In the second quarter, our residential
purchase orders opened grew by 11% versus the second quarter of 2012 and
closed purchase orders increased by 13% over the prior year. In July 2013,
residential purchase orders opened increased by 17% and closed purchase orders
grew by 22% versus July 2012. Our commercial title insurance business
continues to perform well, generating 9% revenue growth over a strong second
quarter of 2012." The Full Research Report on Fidelity National Financial,
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/2ee1_FNF]

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