SOURCE: Brighton Markets

February 09, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Peabody Energy Corporation and Kraft Foods Inc

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) and Kraft Foods Inc (NYSE: KFT). 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 Peabody Energy Corporation for its current position within the basic materials industry. Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. The Company owns majority interests in 28 coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia. In addition to mining operations, it markets, brokers and trades coal. It operates in four segments: its three mining segments and Trading and Brokerage segment. The three mining segments are Western U.S. The full research report on Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on Kraft Foods Inc for its changing role within the consumer goods industry. Kraft Foods Inc. (Kraft Foods) manufactures and markets packaged food products, including biscuits, confectionery, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery products. The Company sells its products to consumers in approximately 170 countries. The full research report on Kraft Foods Inc (NYSE: KFT) is available here:

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