Financial Companies Report Awards and Recognitions, Common Stock Pricing, and Announcements - Research Report on Aflac, Xoom, CME Group, Prudential, and Blackstone Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. PR Newswire 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] -- 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] -- 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] -- 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] -- 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] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by an analyst. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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