SOURCE: StockCall


August 18, 2011 08:41 ET

Analyst Research on Lexmark International Inc. and Canon Inc. - Strong Corporate Demand Offsets Weak Consumers in Printer Markets

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Printer industry and has completed analytical research on Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE: LXK) and Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Companies in the Printer market will undoubtedly be somewhat affected by weak consumers. Consistent high levels of unemployment and higher fuel costs are most likely constraining demand for lower-end printers targeted toward at-home or small-office use. Some companies in the sector have recognized this weakness and are trying to focus their business models more towards corporate customers. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Printer industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Printer industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Lexmark International Inc. and Canon Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

Lexmark International Inc. posted a profit beat in its second quarter thanks to a strong mix favoring higher-margin printing equipments and supplies. The company is refocusing on high-end laser printer market for businesses as it tries to move away from the weak consumer side of things. Investors looking for free research on Lexmark International Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

Meanwhile, fellow printer-maker Canon Inc. has faced some headwinds pertaining to its Japanese identity. The earthquake and tsunami both had fairly sizeable affects on production during the second quarter. The strong yen also impacted the company because of its large overseas exposure. Investors looking for complimentary research on Canon Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

Moving forward, through the back half of the year, expect companies in the printer market that drive substantial portions of their revenue from consumers to struggle if unemployment and high fuel prices linger at their current levels. Those aimed more towards corporate sales should continue to perform adequately. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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