Financial Companies Report Financial Results, and Public Offerings - Research Report on HPT, Nationstar, Annaly, Simon Property

Financial Companies Report Financial Results, and Public Offerings - Research
    Report on HPT, Nationstar, Annaly, Simon Property Group, and Discover

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NEW YORK, November 13, 2013

NEW YORK, November 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting
Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT), Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc.
(NYSE: NSM), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY), Simon Property Group
Inc. (NYSE: SPG), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS). Today's readers
may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets,
industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Hospitality Properties Trust Research Report

On November 7, 2013, Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) announced that it has
priced a public offering of 8.5 million common shares at $28.00 per share.
According to HPT, the settlement of this offering is expected to occur on
November 13, 2013. Additionally, the Company has granted underwriters a 30-day
option to purchase up to an additional 1.3 million common shares. The Company
also stated that it expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay
amounts outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility and for
general business purposes. The Full Research Report on Hospitality Properties
Trust - 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/d200_HPT]

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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. Research Report

On November 7, 2013, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (Nationstar) released
its Q3 2013 financial results. Total revenues were up by 121.8% YoY and 4.7%
QoQ to $631.8 million during the quarter. Net income was up by 48.7% YoY and
down 33.7% QoQ to $81.9 million in Q3 2013. Diluted EPS for Q3 2013 was $0.91,
compared with $0.61 in Q3 2012. Jay Bray, Nationstar CEO stated, "In the third
quarter overall Nationstar made good progress on multiple fronts. Servicing
segment income increased as we continued to grow the size and profitability of
the portfolio. Reflecting momentum in the build-out of our fee-based real
estate services business, Solutionstar revenue grew at an impressive rate. In
the origination segment, the interest rate volatility in the quarter
negatively impacted loan pipeline growth and gain-on-sale margins, resulting
in a challenging origination quarter." The Full Research Report on Nationstar
Mortgage Holdings 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/e9a6_NSM]

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Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Research Report

On November 6, 2013, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (Annaly) released its Q3
2013 financial results. Net income was $192.5 million or $0.18 per diluted
share, compared with net income of $224.8 million or $0.22 per diluted share
in Q3 2012. Commenting on the results, Wellington J. Denahan, Chairman and CEO
of Annaly stated, "Given the ongoing monetary policy impacts on the mortgage
market and the uncertainty surrounding the future path of policy, we remain
measured in our investment strategy. Our diversification into commercial
assets is building momentum, with commercial investments up approximately 30%
and now representing 11% of our capital. Our conservative stance with low
leverage permits us to be opportunistic with capital deployment." The Full
Research Report on Annaly Capital Management, 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/a408_NLY]

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Simon Property Group Inc. Research Report

On October 25, 2013, Simon Property Group Inc. (Simon Property Group) released
its Q3 2013 financial results and raised quarterly dividend. Total revenues
were up by 6.0% to $1.3 billion during the quarter. Net income attributable to
common stockholders was $311.7 million or $1.00 per diluted share in Q3 2013,
compared with net income attributable to common stockholders of $254.9 million
or $0.84 per diluted share in Q3 2012. Commenting on the results, David Simon,
Chairman and CEO of the Company stated, "We achieved excellent financial
performance for the quarter and had successful openings of three new Premium
Outlet Centers. We have also completed our acquisition of ownership interests
in the European designer outlet business of McArthurGlen." Commenting on the
rise in dividend, Simon said, "We are pleased to raise our dividend and
increase our 2013 FFO guidance based on our results to date and our
expectations for the remainder of 2013." The Full Research Report on Simon
Property 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/cc10_SPG]

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Discover Financial Services Research Report

On November 6, 2013, Discover Financial Services (Discover) announced that the
Discover U.S. Spending Monitor fell 3.8 points in October 2013 to 87.9, as
consumer confidence in the economy and their personal finances declined to
two-year lows. According to the economic outlook provided by the Company,
those rating the current state of the economy as poor increased 3 percentage
points to 47%. Under personal finances, there was a 4 percentage point
increase to 36% in the number of consumers rating the current state of their
personal finances as good or excellent, the number of consumers feeling their
finances were getting worse also rose in October 2013. Lastly, spending
intentions on household expenses was the only exception in October 2013, with
37% planning to spend more in the next 30 days, which is 4 percentage points
higher than September 2013. The Full Research Report on Discover Financial
Services - 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/6cb3_DFS]

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