NEW YORK, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ : POWI ), Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE : FCS ), Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE : WLK ), Albemarle Corporation (NYSE : ALB ) and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE : WYN ). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Power Integrations, Inc. Research Report
Over the course of Q4 2012, bookings improved moderately for the company. Its 47 cents Q4 EPS beat analysts' estimate of 42 cents, and the revenue came in at $79.2 million, versus the expected $74 million. After releasing its Q4 2012 earnings results, Power Integrations surged to a nine-month high, with the stock closing at more than 14 percent on February 5. Uncertain global economic conditions make it difficult for the company to forecast the demand for 2013, but Power Integrations is confident that it is well positioned competitively and strategically. Its balance sheet also remains sound. The company is continuing to return cash to stockholders through share repurchases and dividends. In Q1 2013, which the earnings results will be announced on May 1, the company expects revenue of $76 million to $82 million. The Full Research Report on Power Integrations, Inc. - Including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/2296_POWI]
Fairchild Semiconductor International Research Report
Fairchild Semiconductor, it cannot be said that things are going smooth for the company as the patent infringement issue may affect its reputation. It's recently reported Q4 2012 earnings results were not remarkable, as it did not meet analysts' estimates. The revenue was two percent lower than Q4 2011, as well as the adjusted earnings. To offset the negative, Fairchild Semiconductor experienced an improvement in the demand for industrial and appliance products. The company is also focusing on cutting costs and keeping inventories slim to minimize the impact of lower sales on its gross margin. Despite the intellectual property issues, the road ahead looks promising for Fairchild Semiconductor. The company expects its Q1 2013's revenue, which will be reported on April 15, to be around $330 million to $350 million, in line with analysts' expectation of $346 million. Like Power Integrations, Fairchild Semiconductor is driven by improved bookings. The Full Research Report on Fairchild Semiconductor International - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/d126_FCS]
Westlake Chemical Corporation Research Report
Westlake Chemical Corporation is planning to expand and modernize the ethylene cracking furnaces and recovery section of its ethylene plant in Calvert City, Kentucky. This expansion will increase their production capacity by 30 percent and will make use of ethane feedstock instead of propane. Ethane is made from refined natural gas whereas propane is made from refined crude oil. Because of the high supply of natural gas in the market, making this shift was a logical move for Westlake since it is going to reduce the cost of producing ethylene. Westlake is a major producer of ethylene in the US, a component of PVC, one of the most widely used plastics in the world. Other plastic manufacturers are also riding on the low cost of natural gas, driven by America's shale boom. The Full Research Report on Westlake Chemical Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f97d_WLK]
Albemarle Corporation Research Report
Things are also looking good for Albemarle Corporation. The chemical manufacturer has announced its $30 million project to expand its plant in the Tyrone Industrial Park. This announcement follows the completion of its $8 million project that doubled the plant's capacity to produce a fertilizer additive. The company comments that its agricultural operations have been highly successful, with 60% of its operations in Tyrone dedicated to producing agricultural chemicals. According to a report by the International Fertilizer Industry Association, high agricultural commodity prices are stimulating the demand for fertilizers in North America and other grain-producing regions. Global fertilizer demand increased by 2.4 percent in 2012 and is expected to rise at a higher rate in 2013. The Full Research Report on Albemarle Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/251a_ALB]
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Research Report
Wyndham's consistent execution and free cash flow generation has been stirring some talks among analysts and investors after the company reported better-than-expected earnings during its fourth quarter and full year 2012. The company's fourth quarter adjusted diluted EPS increased by 34% to $0.63, and the free cash flow increased to $796 million from $764 million in 2011. Wyndham's full year 2012 revenue reached $4.5 billion, an increase of 7% year-over-year. The Full Research Report on Wyndham Worldwide Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/074a_WYN]
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