A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Lamar Advertising Co., ValueClick Inc., Power Integrations Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor Intl Inc. and EnCana Corporation
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NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Lamar Advertising Co. (NASDAQ: LAMR), ValueClick Inc. (NASDAQ: VCLK), Power Integrations Inc. (NASDAQ: POWI), Fairchild Semiconductor Intl Inc. (NYSE: FCS) and EnCana Corporation (NYSE: ECA). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Lamar Advertising Co. Research Report
Lamar Advertising Company has some of the most impressive growth prospects in the industry and its transition to digital billboards can drive the sell-side's extreme current-year bottom line growth forecast by 120 percent and the year-ahead bottom line growth forecast by 263 percent.
Investors are bullish on Lamar because the leading outdoor advertising firm's industry-level outlook is promising, as it upgrades its ad portfolio digitally. As digital billboards offer ad space to multiple customers, revenue per billboard is increased. In August, Lamar announced that it is considering converting its billboard business into a real estate investment trust, or REIT. As a REIT, the company can avoid paying corporate level income taxes as long as it distributes at least 90 percent of its taxable income to shareholders in the form of dividends. By converting into this new structure, the company could be valued at a higher multiple of earnings. Looking ahead, the company sees further gains if it goes beyond analysts' quarterly EPS estimates. The Full Research Report on Lamar Advertising Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/36ad_LAMR]
ValueClick Inc. Research Report
A company that is also benefiting from the digital boom is ValueClick, Inc. While Lamar is an outdoor advertising company that is converting to digital billboards, ValueClick, on the other hand, is a digital marketing services company and is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive online marketing services companies. As the cyberspace reaches almost anyone anywhere in the world, online advertising seems to be the most effective form of information dissemination. Analysts believe that ValueClick's full suite of digital media advertising products is likely to become a more competitive advantage over time. In Q3 2012, ValueClick reported a 26 percent rise in revenue compared to the same quarter in 2011. Pre-tax income increased 25 percent and the EPS was at 31 cents. The Full Research Report on ValueClick Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/2670_VCLK]
Power Integrations Inc. Research Report
The outcome is definitely boosting Power Integrations. Over the course of Q4 2012, bookings improved moderately for the company. Its 47 cents Q4 EPS beat analysts' estimate of 42 cents, and the revenue came in at $79.2 million, versus the expected $74 million. After releasing its Q4 2012 earnings results, Power Integrations surged to a nine-month high, with the stock closing at more than 14 percent on February 5. Uncertain global economic conditions make it difficult for the company to forecast the demand for 2013, but Power Integrations is confident that it is well positioned competitively and strategically. Its balance sheet also remains sound. The company is continuing to return cash to stockholders through share repurchases and dividends. In Q1 2013, which the earnings results will be announced on May 1, the company expects revenue of $76 million to $82 million. The Full Research Report on Power Integrations Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/2296_POWI]
Fairchild Semiconductor Intl Inc. Research Report
Fairchild Semiconductor, it cannot be said that things are going smooth for the company as the patent infringement issue may affect its reputation. Its recently reported Q4 2012 earnings results were not remarkable, as it did not meet analysts' estimates. The revenue was two percent lower than Q4 2011, as well as the adjusted earnings. To offset the negative, Fairchild Semiconductor experienced an improvement in the demand for industrial and appliance products. The company is also focusing on cutting costs and keeping inventories slim to minimize the impact of lower sales on its gross margin.
Despite the intellectual property issues, the road ahead looks promising for Fairchild Semiconductor. The company expects its Q1 2013's revenue, which will be reported on April 15, to be around $330 million to $350 million, in line with analysts' expectation of $346 million. Like Power Integrations, Fairchild Semiconductor is driven by improved bookings. The semiconductor market is an attractive market due to the growth of electronic devices. It is not quite surprising that companies are disputing over patent claims. The Full Research Fairchild Semiconductor Intl Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/d126_FCS]
EnCana Corporation Research Report
Penn West is the largest oil and gas energy trust in North America and is also a Canadian royalty trust. This year, the company plans to cut its spending and lower costs by finding efficiencies and halting land acquisitions. The company has a leading position in several emerging and established light oil resource plays as well as many other large scale resource opportunities. For 2013, Penn West has an approved capital budget of $900 million, with the possibility of an additional $300 million in the second half of the year. The focus of the budget is to improve capital efficiencies by focusing capital on projects that are expected to produce flowing barrel efficiencies in the $35,000 to $40,000 per boe a day. The company also has taken on a more balanced pace of drilling, planning to peak at approximately 20 rigs in the first quarter of 2013. 90 percent of the base capital budget is planned to be allocated toward light oil projects. The company expects 2013 average annual production to be around 135,000 to 145,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. Analysts are optimistic about Penn West, believing that it will outperform. This bullish assessment is based on the company's positive long term history and good management, as well as being oversold and under the trader's radar. The Full Research Report on EnCana Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/9a20_ECA]
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