SOURCE: Brighton Markets

February 09, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Zions Bancorporation and NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) and NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ). 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 Zions Bancorporation for its current position within the financial industry. Zions Bancorporation is a financial holding company. The Company along with its subsidiaries owns and operates eight commercial banks with a total of 495 domestic branches during the year ended December 31, 2010. The full research report on Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. for its changing role within the financial industry. The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a global exchange group that delivers trading, clearing, exchange technology, securities listing, and public company services across six continents. The full research report on NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is available here:

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