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Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX), The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) and Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1863-100free.
The Blackstone Group Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, The Blackstone Group (Blackstone Group) announced in a press release that former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice, a Schwarzman Scholars Honorary Advisory Board member, will visit the future campus of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. As per the release, each year, 200 students from across the world will complete coursework for a one-year Master's degree at Schwarzman College. Stephen A. Schwarzman, founder of Schwarzman Scholars, said, "We could not be more honored to count Dr. Rice as an Honorary Advisory Board member, and her visit to the future site of Schwarzman College demonstrates her commitment to our shared vision for a more peaceful and stable world. Dr. Rice's continued guidance and counsel has been invaluable, as has her first-hand knowledge of the geopolitical issues facing 21st century leaders." The full analyst notes on Blackstone are available to download free of charge at:
The Charles Schwab Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 23, 2014, The Charles Schwab Corporation (Charles Schwab) announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per common share. According to Charles Schwab, the dividend is payable on May 23, 2014 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 9, 2014. In addition to this, the Company's Board of Directors has announced a regular quarterly dividend on the outstanding Fixed Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B, in the amount of $15.00 per share or $0.375 per depositary share, each representing 1/40th interest in a share of Series B Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable June 2, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 16, 2014. The full analyst notes on Charles Schwab are available to download free of charge at:
United Technologies Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 28, 2014, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) declared a dividend of 59 cents per common share payable on June 10, 2014 to shareowners of record at the close of business as of May 16, 2014 The ex-dividend date is May 14, 2014. On April 22, 2014, UTC reported Q1 2014 financial results. Q1 2014 sales of $14.8 billion increased 2.4% YoY. Net income attributable to common shareowners came in at $1.2 billion, and EPS of common stock-diluted of $1.32, whereas, analysts' polled by Thomson Reuters expected the Company to report earnings of $1.27 per share. Louis Chênevert, UTC Chairman and CEO, said, "All five of the segments contributed to UTC's organic sales growth in the quarter. Our focus on growth and execution is paying off as we capitalize on improving end markets." The full analyst notes on UTC are available to download free of charge at:
Masco Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, Masco Corporation (Masco) released its Q1 2014 financial results. Masco's net sales from continuing operations increased to $2 billion, up 5.3% YoY. According to the Company, North American sales increased 3%, and international sales increased 12% in USD and 7% in local currency terms. According to Masco, top line growth was largely driven by plumbing products, installation and other services, and other specialty products. International sales grew due to the improving European economy. For Q1 2014, the Company reported earnings of $0.15 per share, trailing analysts' estimates of $0.17 per share. On April 25, 2014, the stock fell 7.44% to $20.78 on high volumes. A total of 17.05 million shares were traded, significantly higher than the previous day trading volume of 3.89 million shares. The full analyst notes on Masco are available to download free of charge at:
Duke Energy Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 23, 2014, Duke Energy Corporation (Duke Energy) announced that it has selected five South Carolina properties for participation in its 2014 Site Readiness Program to prepare the properties for potential industrial development. According to the Company, this program is the basis of Duke Energy's economic development model and it helps to identify, evaluate and improvise industrial locations in the Company's service area. As stated by the Company, Duke Energy will join hands with county leaders and local economic development professionals so as to build a strategy for providing water, sewer, natural gas and electricity to the locations. Stu Heishman, Duke Energy's Vice President for Economic and Business Development said, "One of the most important considerations for large industrial customers is the price of electricity. Duke Energy provides affordable, reliable and increasingly clean electricity. Electric rates at Duke Energy are competitive regionally and well below the national average." The full analyst notes on Duke Energy are available to download free of charge at:
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