SOURCE: Brighton Markets

February 03, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Red Hat, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 3, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) and Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT). 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 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 Red Hat, Inc. for its current position within the technology industry. Red Hat, Inc. (Red Hat) is engaged in providing open source software solutions to the enterprise, including its Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat operates primarily on the basis of three geographic business units: the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. The full research report on Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on Medtronic, Inc. for its changing role within the healthcare industry. Medtronic, Inc. (Medtronic) is a medical technology company. The Company is engaged in research, design, manufacture and sale of products to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. It manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies. The full research report on Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) is available here:

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