Active Companies Daily Report: Tactical Air Defense Services, BGC Partners, Vodafone, United Technologies and Lockheed Martin

Apr 03, 2013, 08:18 ET from FN Media Group LLC

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Active Companies to Watch" for today:  Tactical Air Defense Services, Inc. (OTCQB:TADF), BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD), United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)

Headline News: Market Advisors, Inc. Issues Report on Tactical Air Defense Services, Inc.  LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - A research report has been issued by Market Advisors, Inc. "Fundamental Analysis for Today's Investments" on Tactical Air Defense Services, Inc. (OTCQB:TADF). To view the full report, please visit  According to the report, TADF has established itself as a leader in the rapidly growing industry of government outsourcing of aerospace/defense services to the private sector.  Market Advisors' short-term target price for TADF is $0.018 for aggressive investors.  Tactical Air Defense, headquartered in Carson City, Nevada is a publicly traded Aerospace Defense Contractor. The Company is a leading provider of Tactical Aviation training and support services to the United States and Allies Nations Worldwide.

BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) announced this week that it has entered into an agreement pursuant to which it will sell its benchmark, on-the-run, U.S. Treasury fully electronic trading platform to NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NDAQ) ("NASDAQ OMX"). Total consideration for this transaction is up to $1.234 billion, consisting of $750 million in cash plus an earn-out of up to $484 million of NASDAQ OMX common stock to be paid ratably over 15 years.  BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets.

Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD).  Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage on ten sites in the Capital Region, expanding and filling in coverage on the high-speed data network it launched locally in August 2011. 4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.  

UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).  UTC Aerospace Systems is marking more than 25 years of providing nacelle systems to Airbus for its A320 family of single-aisle aircraft. The Aerostructures business headquartered in Chula Vista, Calif. received its first contract to provide the complete nacelle system for the CFM56-5A engines built by CFM International in 1984. It received another contract to provide the nacelle system for the V2500 engines that power the A320 in 1985. The A320 airplane entered into service on March 28, 1988. Air France was the launch customer.  

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently completed a series of successful demonstrations of its Gyrocam 15-inch Dual Sensor and 15-inch Triple Sensor in a realistic military maritime environment.  The demonstration was conducted as part of a cooperative research and development effort with the Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program. That program was established to help accelerate the delivery of innovative maritime technologies across all armed services.  Lockheed Martin's Gyrocam sensor systems are designed for rapid deployment and have been delivered to all branches of the U.S. military and 22 state, local and federal law enforcement agencies.

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