Acquisitions, Board Appointments, and Financial Results - Research Report on Apple, Mattel, Harman, Brunswick, and Mattress

 Acquisitions, Board Appointments, and Financial Results - Research Report on
             Apple, Mattel, Harman, Brunswick, and Mattress Firm

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NEW YORK, December 9, 2013

NEW YORK, December 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Apple Inc.
(NASDAQ: AAPL), Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), Harman International Industries
Inc. (NYSE: HAR), Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), and Mattress Firm Holding
Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM). 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 December 3, 2013, Bloomberg reported that Apple Inc. (Apple) purchased
Topsy Labs Inc. (Topsy), which gives it tools to spot trends as they emerge on
Twitter Inc.'s (Twitter) social network. According to the Bloomberg report,
Apple purchased Topsy in a transaction valued at over $200 million. The
Bloomberg report added that companies use Topsy's service to analyze consumer
sentiment on Twitter. Further, Bloomberg informed that Topsy is one of a few
partners that has real-time access to the messages on Twitter and can search
through every tweet published since 2006. 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

Mattel, Inc. Research Report

On December 2, 2013, Mattel, Inc. (Mattel) announced the start of its fourth
annual global Mattel 12 Days of Play program. Mattel said that 12 Days of
Play, a series of holiday-themed philanthropic events that will give the gift
of play to more than 100,000 children in over 30 countries, began as a local
event in one city and grew to an annual global movement with a reach to
thousands of children in locations such as Malaysia, China, Australia, Chile,
and Spain. Mattel informed that in the Los Angeles area alone, more than 2000
reindeer-hat-wearing volunteers will join children at inner-city elementary
schools and the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Mattel further revealed its
plans to create eight Winter Wonderlands with its signature partner Playworks,
LA's BEST, and other local organizations. Mattel informed that the Winter
Wonderlands will feature real falling snow and activities such as sledding,
ice skating, racing Hot Wheels cars down a 40-foot track, photo opportunities
with real-life Barbie, a chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and plenty of
toys. 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

Harman International Industries Inc. Research Report

On December 4, 2013, Harman International Industries Inc.'s (Harman) stock
rose 2.21%, ending the day at $81.34. Over the previous three trading
sessions, shares of Harman gained 0.37% compared to the S&P 500 which declined
0.72% during the same period. The Full Research Report on Harman International
Industries 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/fb84_HAR

Brunswick Corporation Research Report

On December 3, 2013, Brunswick Corporation (Brunswick) announced that David V.
Singer has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors. Commenting on the
appointment, Dustan E. McCoy, Brunswick's Chairman and CEO, said, "We are
pleased to welcome David to Brunswick's board of directors. David brings to
the table broad operating experience as well as solid financial credentials.
Accomplished, recognized and experienced, David will be a welcomed addition to
our strong and experienced board of directors." The Company informed that
Singer retired after serving as the CEO of Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (Snyder's)
from 2010-2013, and was previously President and CEO of Lance, Inc., which
merged with Snyder's in 2010. The Full Research Report on Brunswick
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/7fb7_BC

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. Research Report

On December 4, 2013, Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (Mattress Firm) announced its
Q3 FY2013 financial results (period ended October 29, 2013). The Company's net
sales increased 17.7% YoY to $326.2 million during the quarter. Net income was
$18.1 million or $0.53 per diluted share in Q3 FY2013, compared to net income
of $12.5 million or $0.37 per diluted share in Q3 FY2012. Commenting on the
results, Steve Stagner, Mattress Firm's President and CEO, said, "As a result
of initiatives we recently put in place combined with the early benefits we
are experiencing from a renewed commitment of manufacturer advertising spend,
we successfully drove traffic and comparable store sales growth in our third
fiscal quarter. We implemented a number of sales initiatives during the
quarter that encouraged our sales associates to improve their productivity and
capture a higher percentage of sales from customers. While these initiatives
resulted in an anticipated reduction in margins, we experienced a positive
momentum shift in comparable store sales toward the end of the quarter that
has continued into our fourth quarter. Furthermore, our strong pace of organic
growth continued as we added 40 new stores to our base this quarter. We remain
focused on our strategy of driving continued sales growth and building
relative market share." The Full Research Report on Mattress Firm Holding
Corp. - 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/d5d1_MFRM

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