NEW YORK, January 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Moments ago, Analysts Review released new research updates concerning several important developing situations including Mosaic (NYSE: MOS), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Halliburton (NYSE: HAL), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and AT&T (NYSE: T). 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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MOS Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Mosaic&d=21-Jan-2015&s=MOS ),
NFLX Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Netflix&d=21-Jan-2015&s=NFLX ),
HALResearch Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Halliburton&d=21-Jan-2015&s=HAL ),
MS Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Morgan%20Stanley&d=21-Jan-2015&s=MS ),
T Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=AT%26T&d=21-Jan-2015&s=T ).
Analyst Update: Revised Guidance, Dividend Declaration,and Financial Results
Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®
U.S. stock markets started the week with moderate gains, after being closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,654.85, up 0.44%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.02% to finish the day at 17,515.23, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,022.55, up 0.15%. The gains were broad based as seven out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. Asian stocks rose for a second day, driven by consumer discretionary stocks, as Chinese equities rebounded and investors patiently await the outcome of Central Bank policy meetings in Japan as well in Europe. Equities also got a lift from better-than-expected economic data from China, which recorded a GDP growth of 7.4% in 2014, the slowest rate of growth since 1990, but beating market expectations of 7.2%. Meanwhile, European equities rose for a fourth day and traded near seven-year highs ahead of an expected sovereign-bond-buying program by the European Central Bank when it convenes a meeting this Thursday.
Mosaic Co.'s (Mosaic) shares closed higher after the Company raised its 2014 guidance. The stock ended the session at $47.65, up 3.6%, post the Company's statement that demand for potash and phosphates exceeded its expectations during Q4 2014. Read more about the guidance and the near-term outlook in our research report on Mosaic.
Shares of Netflix Inc. (Netflix) rallied 3.40% after the Company reported better-than-expected Q4 2014 earnings. The Company said U.S. subscriber numbers were in line with its forecast, while international subscribers came in ahead of expectations. The Company intends to begin its operations in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015. Read more about the financial results and Q1 2015 guidance in our research report on Netflix.
World's second largest oilfield services (OFS) company, Halliburton Company (Halliburton) reported Q4 2014 numbers that exceeded street expectations. The Company warned of a challenging 2015, as it moves forward with its plans to acquire Baker Hughes Inc. For Q4 2014, Halliburton reported a net income attributable to the Company of $901 million, or $1.06 a share, compared with Q4 2013 net income of $793 million, or 93 cents a share. Read more about the financial results and other latest developments affecting the OFS sector in our report.
Shares of Morgan Stanley ended a little lower after the Company's Q4 2014 financial numbers, lagged analyst estimates. Q4 2014 net revenues were $7.8 billion, flat from last year's figure, while income from continuing operations was $1.0 billion, or 47 cents per diluted share, compared with $95 million, or 2 cents per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. A further detailed analysis of the financial results is available in our research report on Morgan Stanley.
AT&T Inc. (AT&T) to record charges of nearly $10 billion in Q4 2014, but the non-cash losses would not affect operating results. In an SEC filing dated January 16, 2015, AT&T said that the Company expects to record noncash, pre-tax loss of approximately $7.9 billion related to actuarial gains and losses on pension and postemployment benefit plans. Read in detail about the charges and other latest developments affecting the Company in our research report on AT&T.
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