Key Drivers for Growth: New Contracts, Smartphone Revolution, Share Repurchase Programs, Publishing Agreements, and Learning Tools - Research Report on Apple, Sony, Harman, Hasbro, and LeapFrog

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Jul 03, 2013, 08:00 ET from Wall Street Reports

NEW YORK, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE), Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), and LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: LF). 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 June 19, 2013, Apple Inc. (Apple) announced that it was awarded a $30 million iPad deal from the Los Angeles School Board of Education. Apple reported that the contract, which is the first phase of an even larger roll out, involves a massive distribution of iPads to students across the school district. Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple, said, "Education is in Apple's DNA and we're thrilled to work with Los Angeles Unified public schools on this major initiative as they plan to roll out iPads to every student across 47 campuses this fall." Schiller added, "Schools around the world have embraced the engaging and interactive quality of iPad with nearly 10 million iPads already in schools today." Jaime Aquino, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), further stated, "The Board voted unanimously for Apple because iPad rated the best in quality, was the least expensive option and received the highest scoring by the review panel that included students and teachers." The Full Research Report on Apple Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Sony Corporation Research Report

On June 25, 2013, Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation (Sony), unveiled the new Xperia Z Ultra Android smartphone at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai. Sony reported that the Xperia Z Ultra is a waterproof, ultra-slim, lightweight smartphone which features a Full HD TRILUMINOS Display. Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile, commented, "The Xperia Z Ultra is the most exciting revolution in large-screen smartphone entertainment devices with both the slimmest and largest Full HD smartphone display in the world that is second to none." MacDougall added, "We're already bringing the best of Sony technology and design across a range of premium smartphones and tablets, and now we are bringing this same premium offering to the large-screen smartphone segment, setting a new standard for others to follow." The Full Research Report on Sony Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Harman International Industries, Incorporated Research Report

On June 27, 2013, Harman International Industries, Incorporated's (Harman) Board of Directors authorized an additional $200 million for the repurchase of its common stock. Harman reported that the newly authorized amount supplements the $70.7 million remaining at the end of Q3 FY 2013 under the previously authorized $200 million repurchase program, which was announced in October 2011. Dinesh C. Paliwal, President, Chairman, and CEO of Harman, stated, "As our growth in the emerging markets and recent acquisitions demonstrate, we continue to make organic and inorganic investments that drive shareholder value. We also feel strongly about returning capital to our shareholders. We are pleased to announce this increase in our total share buyback after yesterday's announcement of the doubling of our dividend for fiscal 2014. Given our strong balance sheet and projected cash flows, we believe that this two- pronged approach to cash distribution delivers excellent shareholder value." The Full Research Report on Harman International Industries, Incorporated - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Hasbro Inc. Research Report

On June 19, 2013, Hasbro Inc. (Hasbro) announced that it has formalized its publishing agreements with becker&mayer and IDW Publishing. Hasbro also reported that it has reached an agreement in principal with Little, Brown Books for Young Children, for the creation and publication of collectible gift books that blend unique storytelling with exclusive art based on the TRANSFORMERS and MY LITTLE PONY brands. Michael Kelly, Director of Global Publishing at Hasbro, said, "With both TRANSFORMERS and MY LITTLE PONY gearing up celebrations for their 30th Anniversaries, it is the perfect time to celebrate the magic and excitement of both brands with the publication of very special books that will appeal to fans of all ages, whether they've been with us for 30 years or 30 minutes." Kelly continued, "We are working with the very best publishers in the business to bring these unique books to life, and readers will marvel over never before published artwork, compelling original stories, and detailed information sure to satisfy the most avid fan and collector." The Full Research Report on Hasbro Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. Research Report

On June 27, 2013, LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (LeapFrog) announced that the LeapReader is now available online as well as at all major retailers across the nation. John Barbour, CEO of LeapFrog, said, "LeapFrog has been a leader in educational entertainment for 18 years and helping children learn to read has been a driving force since the beginning." Barbour added, "LeapReader is a revolutionary new learning solution that engages children in the development of literacy skills by reading and writing together with physical books in a fun and engaging way." The Full Research Report on LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []



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