SOURCE: Brighton Markets

April 26, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Lear Corporation and Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2012) - Today, www.BrightonMarkets.com announced new reports highlighting Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) and Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=LEA&cob=ETH.

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 experienced 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 Lear Corporation for its current position within the consumer goods industry. Lear Corporation is a tier 1 supplier to the global automotive industry. The Company supplies its products to automotive manufacturers with automotive seat systems and related components, as well as electrical distribution systems and related components. The Company has two segments: seating and electrical power management systems (EPMS). The full research report on Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=LEA.

Brighton Markets has released research on Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. for its changing role within the consumer goods industry. Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (Ethan Allen) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ethan Allen Global, Inc. and Ethan Allen Global, Inc.'s subsidiaries, is a manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings and accessories, offering a complement of home decorating and design solutions through home furnishing retail networks. The full research report on Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?cob=ETH.

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