A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., Macy's, Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation, Liberty Property Trust and Highwoods Properties Inc.
NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS), Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M), Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) and Highwoods Properties Inc. (NYSE: HIW). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. Research Report
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. responded with a new line of 10 calorie versions of 7-Up, Sunkist and three other sodas after launching a 10-calorie version of Dr. Pepper in 2012. It is the only company that continues to thrive in the US, with 70% of its sales coming from soda, and about 90% of its revenue from the US. Dr. Pepper hopes to redefine the image of diet soda and win back soda drinkers who wish to reduce their calorie intakes. Diet soda already accounts for 20 percent of Dr. Pepper's soda sales and Larry Young, CEO of Plano, the Texas-based Dr. Snapple Group, sees that the figure could reach between 40 to 50 percent in the next few years. With aggressive ad campaigns that promote active lifestyles and new products that give consumers better options, top soda makers are hoping to strengthen their position in the beverage market. These companies are also researching and developing ways to produce sweeteners that can substitute sugar in sodas. While many industry observers believe that soda companies have to push harder to win back drinkers, their newer drinks have reportedly been profitable and growing strong. The Full Research Report on Dr Pepper Snapple Group 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/94c7_DPS]
Macy's, Inc. Research Report
Despite slow retail sales growth, analysts are still bullish towards Macy's. The company is one of the most solid department stores with a track record of strong execution. Over the next 5 years, analysts forecast a 10.8 percent annual growth rate, backed by a 2.2 percent dividend yield. The company has been successful in monetizing its online business, with online sales growing by 40 percent in Q3 2012. Looking forward, a greater percentage of sales may come from online mediums and Macy's is able to secure its position in the mobile front. The Full Research Report on Macy's, 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/697b_M]
Sears Holdings Corporation Research Report
Sears, on the other hand, is having a bit of a struggle. The company is among the retailers that may have to close down stores in 2013 to improve margins. The company has been struggling for years now; but after billionaire and new Sears CEO Eddie Lampert purchased more than 332,000 shares at an average price of $40.89 per share, analysts see this move as bullish, making the Sears a decent purchase.
Another investor who remains confident with Sears is Bruce Berkowitz, accumulating almost 17 million shares. He noted that the investment in the company is more of a real estate play, not a retail play. By buying the company, investors would get the real estate and the brands for free. The Full Research Report on Sears Holdings 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/a7ae_SHLD]
Liberty Property Trust Research Report
Besides investing $155 million in industrial acquisitions in the fourth quarter, Liberty Property has recently announced that it will develop a 200,000 square foot, six-story office building for The Vanguard Group. Vanguard has signed a long-term lease for the property, the construction of which will begin March of this year. The trust is also planning to partner with Tempe for the commercial development of approximately 100 acres of city-owned land near Tempe Town Lake. The Full Research Liberty Property Trust - 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/c833_LRY]
Highwoods Properties Inc. Research Report
Highwoods Properties is currently restructuring its portfolio to focus on long-term markets and newer assets. It sold the Metrowest Commerce Center and the Cambridge at Metrowest for a combined cost of $14.6 million. It has also invested in the Sun Belt markets, which provide above average job growth. Lastly, it acquired two new Class A Greensboro-based office buildings for $32.8 million. The Full Research Report on Highwoods Properties 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/559b_HIW]
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