SOURCE: Brighton Markets

May 01, 2012 10:31 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. and Great Plains Energy Incorporated

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) and Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at

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 Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. for its current position within the utilities industry. Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI) is a holding company with its principal subsidiaries engaged in electric utility and banking businesses operating primarily in the State of Hawaii. The principal communities served include Honolulu (on Oahu), Hilo and Kona (on Hawaii) and Wailuku and Kahului (on Maui). The full research report on Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on Great Plains Energy Incorporated for its changing role within the utilities industry. Great Plains Energy Incorporated (Great Plains Energy) is a public utility holding company. The Company does not own or operate any assets other than the stock of its subsidiaries. The full research report on Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is available here:

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