NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST), Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1549-100free.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 22, 2014, Alliance Data Systems Corporation (Alliance Data Systems) announced that its Retail Services business has signed a multi-year agreement with the leading global online travel company Orbitz.com to provide co-brand credit card services. Orbitz and Alliance Data Retail Services will jointly launch The Orbitz Rewards Visa Card enabling consumers to accelerate their earning of Orbucks, the currency of the Orbitz Rewards loyalty program. Alliance Data Retail Services will help Orbitz.com in developing offers, products and services to increase engagement and cardholder loyalty to the Orbitz Rewards program. Melisa Miller, President of Alliance Data Retail Services, commented, "Orbitz is undoubtedly a leader in the online travel agency category and a trusted brand for travelers. We're excited to partner with a like-minded company that understands the value of and invests in building long-term loyalty and deep relationships with its customers." The full analyst notes on Alliance Data Systems are available to download free of charge at:
Costco Wholesale Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 21, 2014, Costco Wholesale Corporation's (Costco) stock gained 0.53%, closing the day at $114.10. During the session, the Company's shares opened at $113.51 and oscillated in the range of $113.40 - $114.10. Costco traded 1.83 million shares during the day. Over the past 12 months, the shares of the Company increased 8.50%, as compared to the NASDAQ Composite, which rose 27.46% during the same period. The full analyst notes on Costco are available to download free of charge at:
Whole Foods Market Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 21, 2014, Whole Foods Market, Inc.'s (Whole Foods Market) stock gained 1.04% to close at $48.63. During the session, the Company's shares opened at $48.23 and fluctuated in the range of $48.04 - $48.77. A total of 4.22 million shares were traded. Whole Foods Market is scheduled to release its Q2 FY 2014 financial results on May 6, 2014, after the market closes. On average, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the Company to report an adjusted diluted EPS of $0.41. In the preceding quarter, the Company reported EPS of $0.42 versus the expectations of $0.44. Over the past 12 months, the shares of the Company increased 11.66%, as compared to the NASDAQ Composite, which increased 27.46% during the same period. The full analyst notes on Whole Foods Market are available to download free of charge at:
Yum! Brands, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 22, 2014, Yum! Brands, Inc. (Yum) reported its Q1 2014 financial results, and surprised the street with better-than-expected net income, helped mainly by a rebound in its sales in China, one of the biggest markets for the Company. The Company posted a net income of $399 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, compared to $337 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, in Q1 2013. On average, analysts polled by Bloomberg expected the Company to report EPS of $0.84. Revenues of the Company during the quarter rose 7.5% YoY to $2.7 billion. China same-store sales grew 9% YoY, including growth of 11% YoY at KFC and 8% YoY at Pizza Hut Casual Dining. Cheering the performance, the stock of the Company gained 1.93% to close at $77.48. The Company also re-affirmed full year 2014 guidance of at least 20% EPS growth. The full analyst notes on YUM are available to download free of charge at:
United Continental Holdings, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (United Continental) announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss its Q1 2014 financial results on Thursday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. Analysts at Bloomberg expect the Company's loss per share to widen to $1.27 in Q1 2014 from $0.98 in Q1 2013 amidst increased flight cancellations due to bad weather. According to a Reuters report dated April 8, 2014, five U.S. airlines including United Continental cancelled 78,000 flights collectively due to disruptions from snow and ice storms. The full analyst notes on United Continental are available to download free of charge at:
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