Where We Go From Here - Research Report on Pan American Silver Corp., Hecla Mining Company, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner Inc. and Abbott Laboratories

Feb 25, 2013, 08:00 ET from Investors-Alliance

NEW YORK, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS), Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL), The Walt Disney Company  (NYSE: DIS), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.


During Q3 2012, silver mining company Pan American Silver Corp. produced 6.9 million ounces of silver, an increase of 30 percent over Q3 2011. The company has produced 25.1 million ounces for the full year, an increase of 15 percent from 2011. Geoff Burns, president and CEO of Pan American noted that the company achieving its target for silver production and cash costs was the result of the acquisition and integration of the Dolores mine. Its La Colorada and San Vicente mines also established new annual silver production records. In 2013, Pan American expects to produce 25 to 26 million ounces of silver, and cash costs are forecast at $11.80 to $12.80 per ounce of silver. Capital investments in 2013 are expected to total $157 million. Chief Operating Officer Steve Busby sees 2013 to be another record-setting production year for the company. For the next quarter, analysts forecast Pan American's silver production and sales of 6.3/6Moz at an average cost of $13/oz. The Full Research Report on PAN American Silver Corp. - 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/e2df_PAAS]



Shares of Hecla Mining Company, the largest and one of the lowest cash cost silver producers in the US, climbed 3.05 percent and closed at $5.41 in the last trading session. At the market close on February 4, Hecla only fell six cents or 1.1 percent, to $5.35. The loss was due to the shutting down of its Lucky Mine to make some safety improvements. This year, the mine is going to be reopened, gearing up for a big production boost. The company expects to hit production of over 2 million ounces by the end of 2013. The company also sports a solid balance sheet and pays a dividend as well, that's why analysts and investors are still confident with Hecla. Demand for precious metals, including silver, will always be there. Unlike gold, silver has more utility, being more widely used in industrial and medical applications. By 2015, silver production for industrial use is expected to rise to 660 million, leaving around 240 million ounces available for investing. Analysts are seeing that silver prices are likely to go much higher in the future. The Full Research Report on Hecla Mining Company - 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/2b99_HL]



Disney is the owner of ABC, one of the "Big 3" US TV networks, sports-centric ESPN Television Network, and two famous amusement parks, Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. Its biggest cash cow, ESPN, is also the world's largest sports network. In addition, their acquisitions of Marvel and Pixar have made wonders for the company with recent box office hits like The Avengers and Toy Story 3 and will continue to do so. A more recent acquisition, Star Wars franchise owner Lucasfilm, will add on to the success as a brand new trilogy of the popular (and very profitable) franchise is set to come to your nearest theaters soon. A Motley Fool report calls Disney as "the most magical investment on Earth," with its globally recognized and loved brands, stable revenue and earnings growth, a diverse all-weather portfolio of products, proven pricing power, and relatively low debt. The Full Research Report on THE Walt Disney Company  - 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/f78f_DIS]


TIME WARNER INC. Research Report

Meanwhile, Time Warner has bounced back from its failed merger with AOL with a resurgent stock price at the $100 level from its 2009 low of just a little more than $20 per share. Like Disney, the company's largest division is its TV networks business, with TBS, TNT, and premium channel HBO, and accounted for about 75 percent of Time Warner's operating profit in 2011.The company is reported to be selling its 1.1 million square-foot headquarters in New York, relinquishing the last remnant of its ill-fated AOL merger. Reuters indicate that the building could go as much as $1 billion. However, the company may still keep its portion of the Time Warner Center complex. In addition, their magazine unit Time Inc. will be cutting 6 percent of its workforce, or about 500 people, so they can be "leaner, more nimble, and [be able to] operate on multiple platforms," according to Time CEO Laura Lang. The Full Research Report on Time Warner 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/65c0_TWX]



Abbott Laboratories focuses on the sales of medical devices, generic drugs, diagnostic tests, and nutritionals. It recently reported its fourth quarter earnings, noting a 4% increase in revenue as compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Operating income grew 16% from its levels a year earlier. While earnings were down, the company was able to reduce much of its debt. A total of 80 percent of the company's diagnostic sales are from international markets, with 35 percent from emerging markets like Russia, China, and Brazil. In the future, Abbott will focus on these markets because they are free from the austerity measures in Europe as well as the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. The company projects earning-per-share guidance of $1.98 to $2.04 per share in 2013, ahead of most analyst forecasts. To emphasize how confident the company is about its future, a member of its Board of Directors recently bought 10,000 shares of stock. The Full Research Report on Abbott Laboratories - 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/9cb0_ABT]


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