NEW YORK, August 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN), Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ), Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSEQ: HIG) and CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/5700-100free.
U.S. Bancorp Research Reports
On August 8, 2014, U.S. Bancorp's (U.S. Bancorp) stock moved up 1.23% to end the trading session at $41.18, outperforming the S&P 500 that moved up 1.15% over the same trading session. Shares in U.S. Bancorp opened the session at $40.78 and oscillated in the range of $40.68 - $41.20. The stock has a 52-week high of $43.92 and a 52-week low of $35.69. Over the past three months and six months, the stock has returned 2.13% and 2.95%, respectively. The full research reports on U.S. Bancorp are available to download free of charge at:
Health Care REIT, Inc. Research Reports
On August 6, 2014, Health Care REIT, Inc. (Health Care REIT) announced several executive promotions, changes in titles and role expansions, effective July 31, 2014. Scott M. Brinker, previously Executive Vice President (EVP)-Investments, has been named EVP - Chief Investment Officer; Scott A. Estes remains EVP - CFO with additional responsibility of managing the Company's legal and Tax teams, resources and processes; Charles J. Herman, Jr. has been named as the EVP - President, Seniors Housing and Post-Acute; Erin C. Ibele has been promoted to EVP - Head of Human Capital and Corporate Secretary; Jeffrey H. Miller has been named as EVP - Chief Operating Officer; and Jay Morgan has been promoted to the post of Senior Vice President - Head of Medical Facilities Group. In addition, Mike Crabtree will continue as Executive Officer of the Company reporting to Scott Estes, and serving as Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer. The full research reports on Health Care REIT are available to download free of charge at:
Invesco Ltd. Research Reports
On July 31, 2014, Invesco Ltd. (Invesco) released its Q2 2014 and H1 2014 financial results. The Company reported Q2 2014 total operating revenues of $1.3 billion, up 13.6% YoY. During the quarter, the Company's investment management fees revenue improved 16.5% YoY to $1.0 billion; service and distribution fees revenue declined 0.5% YoY to $214.7 million; performance fees revenue declined 16.7% YoY to $5.0 million; and other revenue improved 35.3% YoY to $38.3 million. In Q2 2014, the Company's average assets under management (AUM) improved 9.8% YoY to $790.1 billion. The Company's Q2 2014 net income attributable to common shareholders came in at $274.5 million or $0.63 per diluted share, compared to $202.6 million or $0.45 per diluted share in Q2 2013. The Company's H1 2014 total operating revenues improved 13.9% YoY to $2.6 billion, while net income attributable to common shareholders improved 8.8% YoY to $462.3 million. The full research reports on Invesco are available to download free of charge at:
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Research Reports
On July 30, 2014, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Hartford) reported Q2 2014 total revenues of $4.6 billion, down 2.5% YoY. During the quarter, the Company's core earnings declined 37.7% YoY to $144 million as the increase in core earnings from Property & Casualty (P&C) Commercial, Group Benefits and Mutual Funds was more than offset by higher prior year loss and loss adjustment expense reserve development for asbestos and environmental compared with Q2 2013. The Company's Q2 2014 net loss widened to $467 million or $1.00 per diluted share, from $190 million or $0.39 per diluted share in Q2 2013. The Company stated that its Q2 2014 net loss includes a loss of $617 million on discontinued operations, after-tax, from the sale of the Company's Japan annuity business. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the Company to report Q2 2014 EPS of $0.68 (excluding special items) on revenues of $5.40 billion. The full research reports on Hartford are available to download free of charge at:
CME Group Inc. Research Reports
On August 6, 2014, CME Group Inc. (CME Group) announced a $0.47 per share dividend for Q3 2014, payable on September 25, 2014, to shareholders of record as of September 10, 2014. The recently announced dividend is unchanged from the dividend announced in the previous quarter. The full research reports on CME Group are available to download free of charge at:
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