Direction of Market Influences: Comprehensive Research on FTD Companies, Full House Resorts, G&K Services, Gaiam, and Gaming and Leisure Properties
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09 Jan, 2015, 08:00 ET
NEW YORK, January 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Moments ago, Analysts Review released new research updates concerning several important developing situations including FTD Companies (NASDAQ: FTD), Full House Resorts (NASDAQ: FLL), G&K Services Inc. (NASDAQ: GK), Gaiam (NASDAQ: GAIA), and Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ: GLPI). Analysts Review provides a single unified platform for investors' to hear about what matters - proudly employing registered CFA® research staff and rigorous compliance procedures. The full research reports are being made available to the public for informational purposes only.
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FTD Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=FTD%20Companies&d=09-Jan-2015&s=FTD ),
FLL Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Full%20House%20Resorts&d=09-Jan-2015&s=FLL ),
GK Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=G%26K%20Services&d=09-Jan-2015&s=GK ),
GAIA Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Gaiam&d=09-Jan-2015&s=GAIA ),
GLPI Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Gaming%20and%20Leisure%20Properties&d=09-Jan-2015&s=GLPI ).
Analyst Update: Acquisitions, Management Changes, CSR Activities, Collaboration, and Financial Results
Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®
The U.S. markets rose for the second consecutive session on Thursday, with S&P 500 index erasing its 2015 declines, as steadying crude oil prices coupled with dovish comments from a leading U.S. Federal Reserve official further boosted the appetite for risky assets. Investors also cheered the latest U.S. unemployment data which showed that jobless claims fell last week, bolstering hopes of faster growth in the world's biggest economy this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also reversed this year's declines and ended higher by 1.84% at 17,907.87 on Thursday. S&P 500 jumped 1.79% to close at 2,062.14, and the Nasdaq Composite gained 1.84% to finish at 4,736.19. European shares also rose on Thursday amidst rising prospect of new stimulus from the European Central Bank. Asian equity markets were also mostly higher on Thursday, driven by strong U.S. data and hopes of fresh stimulus from ECB.
On the year end of 2014, FTD Companies Inc. (FTD) completed the acquisition of Liberty Interactive's (Liberty Interactive) Provide Commerce floral and gifting business. Provide Commerce is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of FTD.
Enhancing expertise to its management team and board, Full House Resorts, Inc. has reached a favorable agreement with a group of shareholders. The Board has now increased from five to nine members, with two resignations and six additional appointments.
G&K Services Inc.'s employees across four locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota have pledged around $153,000 during the Company's 2014 United Way workplace campaign. Additionally, in order to generously support the communities, the G&K Services Foundation offered to match 110% of each dollar pledged by its employees.
Leading distributor of fitness and wellness products, Gaiam, Inc. (Gaiam) partnered with Lumo Bodytech Inc., creators of fitness and posture perfecting Lumo Lift wearable device, in December 2014. Through the partnership, Gaiam offers the first fitness monitor that also contains a posture coach, which expands the benefits of their best-selling Classic Balance Ball Chair.
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (Gaming and Leisure Properties) achieved a whopping 298.1% YoY growth in top line during the third quarter of 2014. Net revenues of $157.8 million exceeded the Company's guidance of $155.7 million.
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