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Awards, Distributions, M&A's, and Common Stock Pricing by Financial Companies - Research Report on Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp,



Awards, Distributions, M&A's, and Common Stock Pricing by Financial Companies
 - Research Report on Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp, Altisource Residential, KKR,
                        and AmTrust Financial Services

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, October 1, 2013

NEW YORK, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Wells
Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Altisource Residential
Corporation (NYSE: RESI), Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE: KKR), and
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI). Today's readers may access
these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis
and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Wells Fargo & Company Research Report

On September 25, 2013, Wells Fargo & Company (Wells Fargo) announced that the
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation has received the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic
Partnerships. According to the Company, the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is
among the ten nationwide winners who were presented the award by Secretary
Shaun Donovan at the Council on Foundations Fall Conference for Community
Foundations in San Diego. Commenting on the recognition, Denise McGregor
Armbrister, Executive Director of the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation said,
"Together with the Department of Community Affairs, the Housing and Community
Development Network of NJ, and the dedicated residents of our communities, we
have been able to leverage our expertise and resources to truly move the
needle on the critical challenges families are facing every day." The Full
Research Report on Wells Fargo & Company - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/WFC]

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U.S. Bancorp Research Report

On September 20, 2013, U.S. Bancorp (U.S. Bancorp) announced that the
closed-end funds it advises have declared October distributions. According to
the Company, the NYSE listed funds include American Strategic Income Portfolio
(NYSE: ASP), $0.06; American Strategic Income Portfolio II (NYSE: BSP), $0.05;
American Strategic Income Portfolio III (NYSE: CBP), $0.04; American Select
Portfolio (NYSE: SLA), $0.06; American Income Fund (NYSE: MRF), $0.04; and
American Municipal Income Portfolio (NYSE: XAA), $0.08. Additionally, the NYSE
MKT listed funds include Minnesota Municipal Income Portfolio (NYSEMKT: MXA),
$0.07, and Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II (NYSEMKT: MXN), $0.06. The
Company reported that the distributions will be allocated on a per-share basis
on the common stock, which have an ex-dividend date of October 1, 2013, and
will be paid on October 16, 2013, to shareholders of record as of October 3,
2013. The Full Research Report on U.S. Bancorp - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/USB]

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Altisource Residential Corporation Research Report

On September 25, 2013, Altisource Residential Corporation (Residential)
announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 15 million shares
of its common stock at $21.00 per share. According to the Company, it intends
to use the net proceeds from the offering to purchase non-performing and
sub-performing residential mortgage loans and for general corporate purposes.
Additionally, Residential stated that it has granted the underwriters a 30-day
option to purchase up to an additional c.2.19 million shares of common stock
in connection with the offering, which is expected to close on October 1,
2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The Full Research Report on
Altisource Residential Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/RESI]

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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Research Report

On September 24, 2013, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) reported the merger
between ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS) and PRA International (PRA) has
been completed, a transaction that also closed the acquisition of the merged
entity by KKR. As a first step of this complete transaction, KKR had first
announced the acquisition of PRA on June 24, 2013, followed by the July 31,
2013 announcement to acquire RPS and the plan to merge the two contract
research organizations (CROs). According to KKR, the combination of both
companies creates the fourth largest CRO, which offers an enhanced array of
services and capabilities to support its clients. KKR informed that RPS will
operate as PRA's Strategic Solutions Division, and the combined enterprise
will be led by PRA's President and CEO Colin Shannon. Shannon said, "As we
join forces with the team at RPS, this begins a new chapter for both
organizations. We have a supportive long-term partner in KKR and the
combination with RPS makes PRA a stronger organization, offering our customers
a more comprehensive range of services through our expanded capabilities and
therapeutic expertise." The Full Research Report on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &
Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/KKR]

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AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Research Report

On September 18, 2013, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust Financial
Services) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
The Insco Dico Group for approximately $85 million or $7.0 million above its
tangible book value. The Company stated that the acquisition is to be funded
through existing working capital and is expected to close within the next six
months pending regulatory approval. Barry Zyskind, President and CEO of
AmTrust Financial Services said, "Insco Dico significantly enhances the
Company's presence in the domestic surety insurance market and expands our
operations with new insurance products, additional distribution and unique
industry expertise. In addition, we believe the improving trends in the
economy and housing market will increase demand for Insco Dico's surety
insurance." The Full Research Report on AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/AFSI]

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