SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

October 05, 2011 09:00 ET

Analyst View, Impact of Global Events - Research Report on Lincare Holdings Inc. and Patterson Companies, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting Lincare Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LNCR) and Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Reports.php?id=LNCR+PDCO.

Short-term outlooks within US and global economies continue to adjust downward, as US Treasury yields touched their lowest levels in over 65 years. International Monetary Fund downgraded estimates for US growth by 1.0% this year, down from 2.5%. 'Significant downside risks' to the US economy were confirmed by the Federal Reserve pressured by 'strains in global financial markets'.

As the US dollar trades above an eight-month high against the Euro, it highlights a deepening of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis -- furthered by continued policy inaction from European governments. We expect continued volatility until economic data stabilizes and we see decisive policy action to deal with the Eurozone debt crisis.

Our members are preparing for a turn in tides. Currently, the Credit Suisse Risk Appetite Indicator is at a 30-year low. For the past three occurrences, this level has acted as a leading indicator of large stock market rallies 18 months following.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Lincare Holdings Inc. for its current position within the healthcare industry. Lincare Holdings Inc. (Lincare) is a provider of oxygen and other respiratory therapy services to patients in the home. The Company's customers suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis or asthma, and require supplemental oxygen or other respiratory therapy services. The entire report on Lincare Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LNCR) is available here: www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Report.php?id=LNCR.

World Street has featured Patterson Companies, Inc. for its development within the services industry. Patterson Companies, Inc. (Patterson) is a distributor serving three markets: North American dental supply, U.S. companion-pet (dogs, cats and other common household pets) and equine veterinary supply, and the worldwide rehabilitation and assistive products supply market. The Company operates in three segments: dental supply, veterinary supply and rehabilitation supply. The entire report on Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) is available here: www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Report.php?id=PDCO.

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