NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN), Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM), Selective Insurance Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI) and Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ: FSC). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1826-100free.
Brandywine Realty Trust Analyst Notes
On April 16, 2014, Brandywine Realty Trust announced that The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the Company with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for strategically managing and improving the energy efficiency of its entire portfolio. The Company informed that the award recognizes variety of organizations for their contributions towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency, and winners for the same are selected from 16,000 partners that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. Brandywine Realty Trust' Executive Vice President - Operations, George Johnstone stated, "We are honored to be recognized for the second consecutive year as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Our property management and engineering teams remain diligent and focused on making our portfolio more energy efficient. These efforts led to 25 new ENERGY STAR Labels and 49 re-certification Labels in 2013." The full analyst notes on Brandywine Realty Trust are available to download free of charge at:
Weingarten Realty Investors Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, Weingarten Realty Investors (Weingarten Realty) reported its Q1 2014 financial results. Q1 2014 total revenues went up by 8.3% YoY to $127.6 million. Q1 2014 net income was $64.8 million, compared to the net income for Q1 2013 of $44.8 million. Commenting on the results, Drew Alexander, President and CEO of Weingarten Realty, remarked, "We made great progress in the continued transformation of our portfolio with nearly $80 million of dispositions in the quarter. While this produces a temporary drag on FFO growth, it results in further improvement to our already strong portfolio." Weingarten Realty's Executive Vice President and CFO, Steve Richter, added, "Our balance sheet remains very strong with reduced leverage driving our strong credit metrics. With the debt repayments in the first quarter, our debt maturity schedule is in great shape." The full analyst notes on Weingarten Realty are available to download free of charge at:
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Analyst Notes
On April 25, 2014, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) announced that it has made gold and silver purchases easier through its fast and convenient options at CIBC branches and a new online store. Larry Tomei, Senior Vice President, National Sales and Service, CIBC, stated, "Our clients have told us they want a simple, straightforward option to buy precious metals and that's why we are making it easier and faster for Canadians to purchase gold and silver. Whether it is to mark a special occasion for a family member, or to hold for investing purposes, CIBC now gives Canadians access to buying precious metals when, where, and how they like." The full analyst notes on CIBC are available to download free of charge at:
Selective Insurance Group Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 23, 2014, Selective Insurance Group Inc. (Selective Insurance Group) reported its Q1 2014 financial results. Total revenues for Q1 2014 were up by 10.7% YoY to $509.1 million. Net income for Q1 2014 was $18 million or $0.31 per diluted share, compared to net income of $21.3 million or $0.38 per diluted share in Q1 2013. Selective Insurance Group's Chairman and CEO, Gregory E. Murphy, stated, "We are pleased with our core operating performance for the first quarter. There were several factors that impacted results and the overall statutory combined ratio, which was 100.8%. First quarter investment income increased 7% to $26 million, due to higher income from alternatives and fixed income investments. Invested assets increased 5% over March 31, 2013, driven by strong operating cash flows, which were 19% of net premiums written over the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014." The full analyst notes on Selective Insurance Group are available to download free of charge at:
Fifth Street Finance Corp. Analyst Notes
On April 16, 2014, Fifth Street Finance Corp. (Fifth Street Finance) announced that it will report its Q2 FY 2014 financial results (period ended March 31, 2014), on May 8, 2014 before the financial markets open. According to the Company, it will also hold a conference call on the same day at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results. The full analyst notes on Fifth Street Finance are available to download free of charge at:
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