Product Upgrade, Investments, Monthly Sales Results, Product Pricing, and Financial Results - Research Reports on Apple, Coca-Cola, Ford, GM and ADM

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Aug 08, 2014, 09:10 ET from Analysts Review

NEW YORK, August 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: -- Apple Inc. Research Reports On July 29, 2014, Apple Inc. (Apple) announced that the Company has updated its MacBook Pro with Retina display, faster processors and double memory in both entry-level configurations. Apple stated that its updated MacBook Pro with Retina display includes features like: high-resolution display, an amazing design, which is just 0.71 inches thin, latest processors and powerful graphics, and up to nine hours of battery life. The Company informed that it has priced its 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and 128GB of flash storage starting at INR 94,900 inclusive of VAT; 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 256GB of flash storage starting at INR 109,900 inclusive of VAT; and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 512GB of flash storage starting at INR 129,900 inclusive of VAT. In addition, the Company has also reduced the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro - a very popular system with Windows switchers by INR 11,000 to INR 78,900. The full research reports on Apple are available to download free of charge at: -- The Coca-Cola Company Research Reports On August 5, 2014, The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) and its African bottling partners, jointly announced during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, an investment of $5 billion over a period of next six years. The Company informed that the said investment will be used for funding of new manufacturing lines, cooling and distribution equipment and production; create additional jobs and opportunities across Coca-Cola's African supply chain; and support key sustainability initiatives and programs focused on safe water access, sustainable sourcing, women's economic empowerment, community well-being and operational efficiency improvements. The Company has also signed a Letter of Intent to launch Source Africa initiative that will allow the Company to source consistent and sustainable local ingredient for its product in partnership with New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and Grow Africa. The full research reports on Coca-Cola are available to download free of charge at: -- Ford Motor Company Research Reports On August 1, 2014, Ford Motor Company (Ford) released its monthly sales results for July, 2014 with total sales of 212,236 vehicles, up 9.6% YoY. During the month, the Company's car sales improved 6.4% YoY to 68,702 vehicles; utilities sales improved 17.1% YoY to 64,951 vehicles; and Truck sales improved 6.6% YoY to 78,583 vehicles. In July,2014 the Company sold a record 23,942 Fusion cars, up 16.7% YoY; Explorer sales improved 31.8% YoY to 16,797 vehicles; and F-Series truck sales improved 4.6% YoY to 63,240 vehicles, a number achieved with the lowest incentives of the three largest pickup truck manufacturers. In addition, the Company's Lincoln brand sales improved 13.6% YoY to 7,863 vehicles, the best July results in past six years. The full research reports on Ford are available to download free of charge at: -- General Motors Company Research Reports On August 5, 2014, General Motors Company (GM) announced that the suggested retail prices for its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado (Colorado) extended-cab pickup will start at $20,995, including a dealer freight charge of $875. GM informed that the Colorado's standard features include: a 200-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing for strong midrange torque; a 6-speed manual transmission; power windows with express up for the driver; a rear-vision camera with dynamic guide lines; and a locking tailgate. Further, Colorado customers can chose from two cab configurations, extended-cab and crew-cab. GM added that Crew-cab Colorados will also offer a choice of 5- or 6-foot boxes. The Company stated that the Colorado will be available in Chevrolet dealerships across the nation during the fall of 2014. The full research reports on GM are available to download free of charge at: -- Archer Daniels Midland Company Research Reports On August 5, 2014, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) released its Q2 2014 and H1 2014 financial results. For Q2 2014, the Company reported revenues of $21.5 billion, down 4.6% YoY. Net earnings attributable to ADM came in at $533 million or $0.81 per diluted share, compared to $223 million or $0.34 per diluted share in Q2 2013. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the Company to post Q2 2014 EPS of $0.73 whereas, Wall Street analysts' had a consensus revenue estimate of $22.84 billion for the quarter. For H1 2014, the Company reported revenues of $42.2 billion, down 4.7% YoY, while net earnings attributable to ADM came in at $800 million or $1.21 per diluted share, compared to $492 million or $0.74 per diluted share in H1 2013. The full research reports on ADM 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. We are constantly hiring researchers, writers, editors and analysts to add to our team and become better than yesterday. 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