Prestigious Certifications, Commitment for Technology Platform, and Successful Acquisitions - Analyst Notes on Panera, Marriott, Signet, SYSCO and Tiffany's

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Jun 13, 2014, 08:30 ET from Analysts Review

NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ: PNRA), Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG), SYSCO Corporation (NYSE: SYY) and Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: -- Panera Bread Co. Analyst Notes On June 5, 2014, Panera Bread Co. (Panera) announced that it has received 100% commitment from its franchisees in support of the eCommerce platform, which will serve as the backbone for Panera 2.0. Ron Shaich, Founder, Chairman and CEO remarked, "We are very pleased that our franchisees have unanimously embraced 2.0. For the past 2 years, we have shared this vision with our franchisees, allowing them to be both informed and aligned. They asked hard questions. The fact that we received their commitments less than 6 weeks after making the formal request underscores how supportive they are of our initiatives." According to the Company, the commitment involves payment of capital contributions, along with on-going commitments to reimburse Panera for each franchisee's share of development costs, maintenance and future upgrades. Panera expects the full Panera 2.0 to be rolled out by the end of 2014. The full analyst notes on Panera are available to download free of charge at: -- Marriott International Inc. Analyst Notes On June 6, 2014, Marriott International Inc. (Marriott) announced that the Las Vegas Marriott has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold certification - the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. The 278-room, all-suite Las Vegas Marriott features: Water saving shower heads in all guest rooms; Purified water stations in foyer areas; Water conserving 1.6 gallons per flush toilets in all guest rooms; Kitchen cooking oil recycling program; and energy saving fluorescent lighting in meeting space. Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, remarked, "We are excited to add another hotel to Marriott International's growing list of LEED certified properties. LEED certification demonstrates our commitment to sustainable development and operations, emphasizing the importance of responsible growth." The full analyst notes on Marriott are available to download free of charge at: -- Signet Jewelers Ltd. Analyst Notes On May 29, 2014, Signet Jewelers Ltd. (Signet) announced its successful acquisition of Zale Corporation (Zale) for a total consideration of $1.46 billion. Signet financed the transaction with a 2-year asset backed accounts receivable securitization facility of $600 million; 10-year senior unsecured notes of $400 million; a 5-year bank term loan of $400 million; and internal cash. "Having now closed the acquisition of the Zale Corporation, we have entered a new era of growth and transformation for our Company and our people. I am truly excited to have the Zale team joining the Signet family and I, and our leadership team, look forward to building upon the strengths of the entire organization," said Signet CEO Mike Barnes. The Company now operates over 3,600 locations under the major retail store brands of Kay, Jared, and Zales in the US; H.Samuel and Ernest Jones in the UK; and People's in Canada. Signet also now operates kiosks in the US under the brand Piercing Pagoda. The full analyst notes on Signet are available to download free of charge at: -- SYSCO Corporation Analyst Notes On June 10, 2014, SYSCO Corporation's (SYSCO) stock closed the trading session at $37.83 per share, reflecting a 0.32% increase. Over the past five days of trading, SYSCO's stock gained 1.53% while the Dow increased 1.34% during that same period. The full analyst notes on SYSCO are available to download free of charge at: -- Tiffany & Co. Analyst Notes On June 10, 2014, Tiffany & Co. (Tiffany's) stock gained 0.17% to end trading at $100.58 per share. Over the past three months of trading, Tiffany's stock gained 7.61% compared to the S&P 500 which also increased 3.92% during that same period. The full analyst notes on Tiffany's are available to download free of charge at: -- About Analysts Review We do things differently. Our goal is to provide the best content to our exclusive membership. 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