Focus on Core Business Keeps Brands Strong - Research Report on Live Nation, Six Flags, Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean and HomeAway

Mar 05, 2013, 08:00 ET from Investors-Alliance

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: SIX), Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) and HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

HomeAway, Inc. Research Report

Home Away - the world's leading online marketplace for vacation rentals - reports a surge on East Coast vacation hot spots such as Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beach and Ocean City. Even Jersey Shore listings on the global vacation home site jumped 259% - an all-time record for the area - compared to this same time last year, according to CEO Brian Sharples. This is around four months after super storm Sandy barreled through prime vacation destinations at the Jersey shore. "The thing that is shocking to me is the increase in properties, which is enormous," Sharples said. "This means that those homeowners are a little more concerned about renting their homes, so they are spending money on marketing to do so. If the number of properties is doubling and demand is down, then there are probably some great values at the Jersey shore this season." Add this to the company's 2012 financial results, wherein it experienced a 22% revenue growth, things should be looking great for HomeAway. The Full Research Report on HomeAway, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Research Report

Royal Caribbean unveils two new ships, the Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas debuting in 2014 and 2015 respectively. These ships will be the first in an exciting new line aptly named the Quantum Class, offering a "quantum leap forward in cruising." Each ship weighs 158,000 tons and has a passenger capacity of 4,100. "Our ships have always been designed for WOW and with Quantum of Seas, we are excited to introduce Quantum cruising and the 'at sea' firsts that our guests have come to expect from Royal Caribbean," said Adam Goldstein, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. Royal Caribbean has also named Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth as godmother to its new ships. Historically an honor reserved for heads of state, politicians and celebrities, godmothers not only break a bottle to christen a ship, but also serve as guiding spirits to its guests and crew. Royal Caribbean looks to capture the essence of the role by choosing women whose life lessons and achievements illustrate the kind of courage, dedication and determination that are an inspiration to all. The Full Research Report on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Research Report

World's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company - Live Nation Entertainment Inc. - reports its Q4 and full year 2012 financial results. The company enjoys an 8% increase in revenue alongside continued growth in all its business segments. According to Micheal Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, "Our ongoing growth in operating profitability was driven by the continued success of our core business of bringing more fans to more events, with ticket sales growth of 4% at our concerts and 5% for Ticketmaster. Looking forward to 2013, I am confident that we will continue the successful growth of the core business," he stressed.  "I expect another strong year for our Sponsorship & Advertising business as we accelerate our online advertising and continue leveraging our festival base." The Full Research Report on Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Carnival Corporation Research Report

To underscore its commitment to the growing Japanese cruise market, Carnival has come up with a substantially detailed 2014 Japan cruise program for the Princess Cruise brand. This will bring a second ship to the market, feature sailings from three homeports and significantly expand the size of the cruise market in Japan. The Japan-built Diamond Princess will join Sun Princess for a cruise program from three homeports - Tokyo (Yokohama), Kobe, and an industry first, Otaru near Sapporo on Hokkaido. Sailing between April and October in 2014, the two ships will offer 42 departures featuring nine unique itineraries ranging from seven to nine days. The two ships will visit more than 20 ports in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Russia. Alan Buckelew, President and CEO of Princess Cruises strongly believes that there is substantial untapped demand for cruise vacation in Japan. "With a second, larger ship and our ground-breaking itineraries in 2014 we look forward to continuing to help develop the full potential of the cruise market in Japan," he added. The Full Research Report on Carnival Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Research Report

Six Flags, the largest regional theme park in the world, welcomes new attraction to its parks this 2013. Some of the new attractions are as follows; Ig Night - The Grand Finale at Six Flags Great America. This combines state-of-the-art lighting, sound, singing, dancing and fireworks. The Boomerang is the newest ride to open at Six Flags St. Louis. This ride sails you thru gigantic loops and corkscrews at 50 miles per hour. Six Flags Fiesta Texas debuts the entirely new Iron Rattler - the 2nd only hybrid coaster in the world. The Iron Rattler integrates a classic wooden frame, modern track and steel rails. Riders will get to experience fascinating speeds up to 70 miles per hour and 171 foot drops, with a complete barrel roll to boot! The Full Research Report on Six Flags Entertainment Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


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