SOURCE: Brighton Markets

May 17, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Stage Stores Inc and TriMas Corp

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Stage Stores Inc (NYSE: SSI) and TriMas Corp (NASDAQ: TRS). 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 Stage Stores Inc for its current position within the services industry. Stage Stores, Inc. (Stage Stores) is a specialty department store retailer that offers brand name and private-label apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear. As of January 29, 2011, the Company operated 786 stores located in 39 states. The Company operates its stores under the five names of Bealls, Goody's, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage. The full research report on Stage Stores Inc (NYSE: SSI) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on TriMas Corp for its changing role within the industrial goods industry. TriMas Corporation (Trimas) is a manufacturer and distributor of products for commercial, industrial and consumer markets. The Company operates in six segments: Packaging, Energy, Aerospace & Defense, Engineered Components, Cequent Asia Pacific and Cequent North America. The full research report on TriMas Corp (NASDAQ: TRS) is available here:

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