NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL), Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB), True Religion Apparel, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRLG), DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) and Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ: VMED). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Halliburton Company Research Report
Last year, oilfield service companies that work with North American shale oil like Halliburton Company were challenged by an oversaturated marketplace for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) services, as well as a decline in US drilling activity by producers who were concerned about low oil and natural gas prices. This year, however, oilfield service companies are expected to rise due to ramped up drilling activity and an increase in wells that require fracking. Many investors have picked up on this news and have begun buying shares for various oilfield services companies. However, the US market still has 20 to 25% fracking fleets that are idle or underutilized, suggesting that there is still an oversupply for hydraulic fracturing services. 300 oil rigs would have to start drilling activity again for all fracking fleets to be used, and only 100 to 150 rigs are expected to active in the first quarter. With that said, Halliburton has turned to offering its services to offshore locations. Halliburton's offshore projects are expected to grow in the next three to five years, with half of these offshore projects done internationally, where drilling has not stalled as compared to the United States. The Full Research Report on Halliburton Company - 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/466f_HAL]
Core Laboratories N.V. Research Report
Core Laboratories N.V. enjoyed its most profitable quarter ever. Core Laboratories focuses on deep water operations in North America, and even with a decline in North American drill count, its HTD Blast and HTD Blast XL technologies continued to be in high demand. These machines effectively and efficiently perforate extended-reach horizon wells. In the future, Core will release its new perforating gun system, called the UltraHPHT system. It will be able to withstand higher pressures and temperatures that will be suitable for ultra-deep wells in the continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. This gives the company a better position to provide high-quality oilfield service for offshore drilling companies. Last year, the number of offshore rigs grew by around 22%, and industry observers predict that the demand for ultra-deep water rigs is expected to grow at a rate of 40-45% in 2013-2015. If offshore drilling activity continues to rise despite stricter regulations from the US government and other international regulators, offshore locations may open new growth opportunities for oilfield service companies. The Full Research Report on Core Laboratories N.V. - 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/4469_CLB]
True Religion Apparel, Inc. Research Report
After almost a year of constant struggle, True Religion Apparel Inc. was still able to close 2012 with positive Q4 results, proving all the negative projections wrong, and starting to turn heads once again. Analysts said that the company's Q4 was an impressive bounce-back after its two-year lag. True Religion Apparel's shares soared by 22%, February 7, closing at $29.00 or a gain of $5.25 from its previous result. This recovery is highly attributed to the company's improving capability to generate consistent cash flows despite the pangs of economic recession. Moreover, the fashion industry in the global setting continues to improve, fueled by creative advertising, pop culture and endorsements from famous personalities. The Full Research Report on True Religion Apparel, 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/1013_TRLG]
DISH Network Corp. Research Report
Dish Network Corp. is also working on its plan toward supremacy in the field of TV broadcasting and telecommunications by pursuing to outbid Sprint Nextel Corporation from acquiring the entirety of Clearwire Corporation. Clearwire is the 5th largest mobile and wireless broadband communications provider in the US. Dish proposes to buy Clearwire at $3.30 per share or for a total of $5.15 billion, topping Sprint's bid by about 11 percent. Sprint, who already owns 50% of Clearwire, is determined to thwart the Dish's attempt to disturb the current Sprint-Clearwire merger. In fact, Sprint has a serious reason to be afraid of losing the bidding battle lest Dish will pose an enormous threat against the company's own plan of topping the telecommunications industry. Moreover, the possible Dish-Clearwire merger may jeopardize Virgin Mobile USA, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint. The Full Research DISH Network Corp. - 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/1264_DISH]
Virgin Media Inc. Research Report
Telecommunications and TV broadcasting companies are relentless in their attempts to becoming number one by merging with, or, buying out other competitors. John Malone, acting chief executive officer of Liberty Global, announced last February 5, 2013 that the company is buying Virgin Media Inc. for about $23 billion dollars, a bold move that would make Liberty Global the biggest multimedia company in Europe. According to the agreement, Virgin Media shareholders will collect about $47.87 in cash and stock for each Virgin Media share. The deal gives the latter a premium of 24 percent basing on the company's closing price at the market close of February 1, 2013. Once the merge is in full swing, Virgin Media and Liberty Global will have a more forceful stand in taking over British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, the biggest pay-TV provider in Britain."Adding Virgin Media to our large and growing European operations is a natural extension of the value creation strategy we've been successfully using for over seven years," said Michael Fries, the president, CEO and vice chairman of Liberty Global. The Full Research Report on Virgin Media 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/9a16_VMED]
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