SOURCE: Brighton Markets

February 14, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Staples, Inc. and ARM Holdings plc (ADR)

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Today, www.BrightonMarkets.com announced new reports highlighting Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ: ARMH). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=SPLS&cob=ARMH.

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 Staples, Inc. for its current position within the services industry. Staples, Inc. (Staples), is an office products company. As of January 29, 2011, Staples served customers of all sizes in 26 countries throughout North America, Europe, Australia, South America, and Asia. The Company operates three business segments: North American Delivery, North American Retail, and International Operations. The full research report on Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=SPLS.

Brighton Markets has released research on ARM Holdings plc (ADR) for its changing role within the technology industry. ARM Holdings plc (ARM) designs microprocessors, physical intellectual property (IP) and related technology and software, and sells development tools. As of December 31, 2010, the Company operated in three business segments: the Processor Division (PD), the Physical IP Division (PIPD) and the System Design Division (SDD). The full research report on ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ: ARMH) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?cob=ARMH.

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