SOURCE: Brighton Markets

May 22, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Atlas Energy LP and Permian Basin Royalty Trust

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - Today, www.BrightonMarkets.com announced new reports highlighting Atlas Energy LP (NYSE: ATLS) and Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE: PBT). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=ATLS&cob=PBT.

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential - there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on Atlas Energy LP for its current position within the utilities industry. Atlas Energy, L.P., (Atlas Energy) is an independent developer and producer of natural gas and oil, with operations in the Appalachian Basin, Illinois Basin and the Rocky Mountain region. The full research report on Atlas Energy LP (NYSE: ATLS) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=ATLS.

Brighton Markets has released research on Permian Basin Royalty Trust for its changing role within the basic materials industry. Permian Basin Royalty Trust (the Trust) is an express trust. The full research report on Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE: PBT) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?cob=PBT.

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