Financial Companies Report Awards and Recognitions, Common Stock Pricing, and Announcements - Research Report on Aflac, Xoom,

Financial Companies Report Awards and Recognitions, Common Stock Pricing, and
  Announcements - Research Report on Aflac, Xoom, CME Group, Prudential, and
                                  Blackstone

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KEW YORK, September 16, 2013

KEW YORK, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting AFLAC Inc.
(NYSE: AFL), Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME),
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), and The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX).
Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

AFLAC Inc. Research Report

On September 4, 2013, AFLAC Inc. (Aflac) announced that it is honoring two
heroes in the fight against childhood cancer with the Company's Aflac
Duckprints Awards. According to the Company, the first awards will be
presented to former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and Aflac Cancer Center
of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Director Dr. William G. Woods. Commenting
on the new initiative, Kathelen Amos, President of the Aflac Foundations said,
"Aflac is proud to honor John Smoltz and Dr. William G. Woods, who
passionately share our values of supporting people in their time of need. The
footprints left by each of these heroes remind us of what we can accomplish
when we reach out to help others. Aflac is proud to honor them with our
inaugural Duckprints Award." The Full Research Report on AFLAC 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/8042_AFL]

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Xoom Corporation Research Report

On September 10, 2013, Xoom Corporation (Xoom) announced the pricing of its
follow-on offering of approximately 4.4 million shares of its common stock at
a price to the public of $30.50 per share. According to Xoom, 3 million shares
will be offered by the Company and 1.4 million shares will be offered by
selling stockholders. Xoom also informed that the underwriters have been given
a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 660,490 shares of common stock
from the Company to fulfill over-allotments. The Company stated that Barclays
Capital Inc. and Needham & Company, LLC are acting as joint book-running
managers for the offering, and Robert W. Baird & Co. and SunTrust Robinson
Humphrey are acting as co-managers for the offering. The Full Research Report
on Xoom 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/d20d_XOOM]

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CME Group Inc. Research Report

On September 10, 2013, CME Group Inc. (CME Group) announced that Sal Khan -
founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and
not-for-profit organization - has been awarded with 2013 CME Group
Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award. According to the Company, the award honors
an individual or group whose innovative ideas, products or services have
created significant change to markets, commerce or trade. CME Group informed
that the Khan Academy commenced distributing its free online tutorials on a
variety of subjects with main focus on maths and science in 2006, and has
produced more than 4,300 videos. Leo Melamed, CME Group Chairman Emeritus and
Competitive Markets Advisory Council Vice Chairman said, "Sal Khan's
achievement of providing free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere is a
groundbreaking innovation which has had a transformative impact on the world."
The Full Research Report on CME Group 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/fc16_CME]

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Prudential Financial, Inc. Research Report

On September 10, 2013, Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) announced that
the Company has earned a spot on the Dave Thomas Foundation's "2013 Best
Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List" for the seventh consecutive year. Maureen
Corcoran, Vice President of Health, Life and Inclusion, said, "Prudential's
adoption benefit is an important part of our Total Rewards offerings. It's an
acknowledgement of our support for the diversity of ways our employees build
their families. We're honored to be a part of that process and to once again
be recognized as a family-friendly employer." The Company also informed that
Louis Cammarano, a Vice President in Prudential's Investment Operations has
adopted three children as a Prudential employee. Cammarano stated, "Adopting a
child can be challenging but Prudential made adopting a child easier for me
and my family. The broad range of support including the financial help really
made a difference in growing our family. We have shared with many people our
adoption story and some of these people have chosen to adopt as well. Having
the support of a great employer like Prudential has been essential to making
our dreams of a family come true." The Full Research Report on Prudential
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/de80_PRU]

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The Blackstone Group Research Report

On September 10, 2013, The Blackstone Group (Blackstone) along with Secure
Mentem announced a strategic investment from Blackstone, to help launch
Security Awareness as a Service. According to the Company, the new service
includes a turnkey, comprehensive security awareness program, catered to meet
the requirements of diverse corporate cultures, in order to change employee
security behaviors. Jay Leek, Chief Information Security Officer for
Blackstone said, "With more than 700,000 employees within our portfolio
companies, Blackstone recognizes that security awareness is a top priority.
Secure Mentem's unique ability to deliver Security Awareness as a Service
provides a clear and practical business value. Secure Mentem combines decades
of experience and research to deliver a scalable and effective awareness
program." The Full Research Report on The Blackstone 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/acf4_BX]

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