SOURCE: Brighton Markets

April 26, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) and C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR). 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 Kindred Healthcare, Inc. for its current position within the healthcare industry. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is a healthcare services company that through our subsidiaries operates long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs), nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, a contract rehabilitation services business and a home health and hospice business across the United States. The full research report on Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on C.R. Bard, Inc. for its changing role within the healthcare industry. C. R. Bard, Inc. (Bard) is engaged in the design, manufacture, packaging, distribution and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic and patient care devices. As of December 31, 2011, the Company sold a range of products to hospitals, individual healthcare professionals, extended care facilities and alternate site facilities on a global basis. The full research report on C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) is available here:

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