Business Expansions, Recognitions, Partnerships, Technological Advancement and Bond Repurchases - Research Report on Apple,

Business Expansions, Recognitions, Partnerships, Technological Advancement and
Bond Repurchases - Research Report on Apple, Whirlpool, Mattel, Pitney Brown,
                                 and Philips

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NEW YORK, October 10, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Apple Inc.
(NASDAQ: AAPL), Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT),
Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), and Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG).
Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Apple Inc. Research Report

On October 9, 2013, Bloomberg reported that according to people with knowledge
of the matter, Apple Inc. (Apple) plans to expand iTunes Radio to
English-speaking countries outside the United States by early 2014 to the U.K.
and Canada. According to the Bloomberg report, iTunes Radio will also set for
launch in early 2014 in Australia and New Zealand regions, where the industry
leader, Pandora Media Inc. (Pandora) has already set its operations. According
to Bloomberg, the Company is also targeting to enter the Nordic countries in
early 2014. As reported by Bloomberg, Apple is moving faster than Pandora
because it forged agreements for international rights with Vivendi SA's
Universal Music Group and other record companies, while Pandora doesn't have
such deals and depends on rights granted by government entities, which limits
its service to the US, Australia and New Zealand. The Full Research Report on
Apple Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:

Whirlpool Corporation Research Report

On October 4, 2013, Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) announced that its new
manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tennessee, has been recognized with the
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification bythe U.S. Green
Building Council. The Company informed that sustainable features and practices
incorporated into the facility with partner Gray Construction, the
designer/builder, include: minimized heat island effects; FSC (Forest
Stewardship Council) certified wood; use of low-VOC (volatile organic
compound) materials; low-flow plumbing; and construction material recycling.
Lee Utke, Sr. Director, Global Real Estate, Whirlpool Corporation, said, "Our
Cleveland, Tennessee, facility is another example of Whirlpool Corporation's
commitment to and investment in America. Receiving LEED Gold certification for
the facility is a point of pride for our employees who believe in giving back
to and protecting the environment in the communities Whirlpool calls home."
The Full Research Report on Whirlpool Corporation - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: []

Mattel, Inc. Research Report

On October 1, 2013, Mattel, Inc. (Mattel) and KaBOOM! announced a new
partnership to raise awareness of the critical need for active play in the
lives of all children. According to the Company,to launch the partnership,
Mattel and the Mattel Children's Foundation have granted $500,000 in financial
support for the creation and promotion of a major study with kids about how
they engage in play, a summary of existing research about play's benefits,
along with digital content. Mattel said that the overall goal of the
partnership is to foster a groundswell of support around the cause of play,
and ultimately, a world where all children have the time and engaging
opportunities to play actively, every day. Darrell Hammond, Founder and CEO of
KaBOOM! said, "A balance of active play that strengthens bodies, stimulates
minds and fosters friendships, is critical for the future of our children and
society as a whole." The Full Research Report on Mattel, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:

Pitney Bowes Inc. Research Report

On October 2, 2013, Pitney Bowes Inc. (Pitney Bowes) announced notice of its
election to redeem its remaining August 2014 bonds valued at c.$300 million.
According to the Company, it will repurchase the bonds with the proceeds from
the sale of its Management Services business to funds affiliated with Apollo
Global Management, LLC, whichwas completed on October 1, 2013. Pitney
Bowesstated the notification comes in line with the Company's commitment to a
balanced and disciplined capital allocation strategy, focused on maintaining a
strong balance sheet and investment grade debt ratios.The Full Research Report
on Pitney Bowes Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) Research Report

On October 3, 2013, Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (Philips) and Accenture
announced the creation of a proof-of-concept demonstration that utilizes a
Google Glass head-mounted display for finding ways to improve the
effectiveness and efficiency of performing surgical procedures. According to
Philips, the demonstration connects Google Glass to Philips IntelliVue
Solutions and proves the concept of seamless transfer of patient vital signs
into Google Glass, providing physicians with hands-free access to clinical
information. Philips informed that the new concept demonstration shows how a
doctor who is wearing the display could simultaneously monitor a patient's
vital signs and react to surgical procedural developments without having to
turn away from the patient or procedure. Michael Mancuso, CEO, Patient Care
and Clinical Informatics at Philips Healthcare, said, "This research explores
how doctors can achieve better access to the right information at the right
time so they can focus on more efficient and effective patient care. It's a
first step in researching how existing technologies can be applied to improve
the quality of life of patients."The Full Research Report on Koninklijke
Philips NV (ADR) - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


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