SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

October 28, 2011 09:00 ET

Analyst View, Impact of Global Events - Research Report on Panera Bread Company and Valassis Communications, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Oct 28, 2011) - Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) and Valassis Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCI). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Reports.php?id=PNRA+VCI.

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 Panera Bread Company for its current position within the services industry. Panera Bread Company (Panera) is a national bakery-cafe company. Panera and its subsidiaries operate a retail bakery-cafe business and franchising business under the names Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co., and Paradise Bakery & Cafe. The entire report on Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) is available here: www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Report.php?id=PNRA.

World Street has featured Valassis Communications, Inc. for its development within the services industry. Valassis Communications, Inc. (Valassis) is a media and marketing services company. The Company's RedPlum media portfolio delivers value on a weekly basis to more than 100 million shoppers across a multi-media platform, in-home, in-store and in-motion. Through its digital offering, including redplum.com and save.com, consumers can find national and local deals online. The entire report on Valassis Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCI) is available here: www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Report.php?id=VCI.

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