SOURCE: Equity Leader Inc.

February 15, 2012 09:00 ET

Conditions of Growth, Economic Analysis - Research Report on DIRECTV and Ross Stores, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - Today, introduced research coverage of DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) and Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST). Full research reports are available to readers 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.

Equity Leader has decided to cover DIRECTV for its current position within the services industry. DIRECTV is a provider of digital television entertainment. The Company operates two direct-to-home (DTH), operating segments: DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America (DTVLA), which are engaged in acquiring, promoting, selling and/or distributing digital entertainment programming primarily via satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. A copy of this report detailing DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is available at:

Equity Leader is also taking note of Ross Stores, Inc. for its changing role within the services industry. Ross Stores, Inc. operate two brands of off-price retail apparel and home accessories stores. As of January 29, 2011, the Company operated a total of 1,055 stores, of which 988 were Ross Dress for Less (Ross) locations in 27 states and Guam and 67 were dd's DISCOUNTS stores in six states. Both brands target women and men between the ages of 18 and 54. To download free research on Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) investors may visit:

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