Business Expansions, Recognitions, Partnerships, Technological Advancement and Bond Repurchases - Research Report on Apple, Whirlpool, Mattel, Pitney Brown, and Philips PR Newswire NEW YORK, October 10, 2013 NEW YORK, October 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. 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: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e809_AAPL] 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: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5e55_WHR] 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: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/af28_MAT] 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: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/aa80_PBI] 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: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2026_PHG] 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 Namrata Maheshwari, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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