NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN), Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) and Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1070-100free.
Aetna Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 1, 2014, Aetna Inc. (Aetna) announced that the Company and Medical Professional Services, Inc. (MPS) have entered a value-based collaborative care agreement, which is an enhancement to their longstanding Independent Practice Association agreement. According to Aetna, the new contract addendum will facilitate improved care coordination and clinical quality of care for Aetna members while lowering their overall health care costs. As stated, approximately 15,000 Aetna members covered under fully insured and self-funded plans in Connecticut who have sought care from MPS providers in the past 24 months are included in this new program with MPS. Martha Temple, President, Aetna's New England Operations commented, "When physicians and health plans work together, care improves for the people we serve. This new collaboration will provide MPS physicians with useful information that will support more patient outreach, better care coordination, and a health care experience that is simpler and more effective." The full analyst notes on Aetna are available to download free of charge at:
Illumina Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 7, 2014, Illumina Inc. (Illumina) announced that it will issue financial results for Q1 2014, after market close on April 22, 2014. According to Zacks.com the consensus estimate for the quarter is $0.44. In an earnings release dated January 28, 2014 for Q4 2013, the Company reported a GAAP net income for Q4 2013 of $81 million, or $0.56 per diluted share. Excluding special charges, EPS of $0.45 non-GAAP basis, marginally beat Thomson Reuters analyst's estimate of $0.44 per share. In the same press release, the Company projected approximately 15% to 17% revenue growth and non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share of $2.00 to $2.06 for 2014. The full analyst notes on Illumina are available to download free of charge at:
Safeway Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 9, 2014 Safeway Inc. (Safeway) announced that the Company will release its Q1 2014 earnings after market close on April 23, 2014, and file the related10-Q by May 1, 2014. Considering the pending merger with Albertsons LLC, the Company will no longer be holding quarterly earnings conference calls. According to zacks.com, consensus estimate for the quarter is $0.19. In an earnings release dated February 19, 2014, earnings per diluted share from continuing operations came in at $0.53 for Q4 2013, beating analyst's estimates of $0.48. In the same release, the Company predicted diluted EPS of $1.15 to $1.35 (excluding any debt retirement or stock repurchases in 2014) and free cash flow between $625 million to $725 million for 2014. The full analyst notes on Safeway are available to download free of charge at:
W.W. Grainger, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 8, 2014 W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) announced to offer financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in public safety programs under its Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program. Grainger feels it is important to offer scholarships to students pursuing careers in law enforcement, emergency preparedness, emergency medical services and fire safety so as to support the growing need for public safety professionals. As per the Company, besides, expanding the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship focus, Grainger also has invited 25 new community college partners to participate in the program. The Company now will offer a total of 250 scholarships, of $2,000 each, starting in the academic year 2014-2015. The full analyst notes on Grainger are available to download free of charge at:
Fastenal Company Analyst Notes
On April 10, 2014, The Fastenal Company (Fastenal) declared a dividend of $0.25 per share to be paid in cash on May 23, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 25, 2014. In a separate press release on March 31, 2014, Fastenal announced that the Company will host a conference call to review Q1 2014 earnings on April 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. CT. According to Zacks investment research, the consensus estimate for the quarter is $0.37. In an earnings release dated January 15, 2014, the Company announced net EPS of $0.33 for Q4 2013, which missed the average analyst net earnings expectations of $0.36 per share. In an earnings update on December 20, 2013, the Company attributed the fall in EPS to weakened December sales trends, deteriorating gross margin trends and higher employee-related costs. The full analyst notes on Fastenal are available to download free of charge at:
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