SOURCE: Brighton Markets

December 08, 2011 09:00 ET

Direction of Market Influences - Report Highlights Ingersoll-Rand PLC and First Niagara Financial Group Inc.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE: IR) and First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at

Upcoming macro-economic 'tides of influence' are buoyed by crisis both home and abroad. Spanish and Italian yields continue to climb as efforts by the European Central Bank have stopped short of establishing sovereign bond guarantees for any one country. The result is historic yields and a grave concern for the solvency of interbank lending. Markets were drawn to concerns over domestic policy stalemates producing downgrade risks. Despite the situation, there continues to be unique value and opportunity found within careful discretion.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on Ingersoll-Rand PLC for its current position within the industrial goods industry. Ingersoll-Rand plc (IR-Ireland) is a diversified company that provides products, services and solutions to enhance the comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, and secure homes and commercial properties. The full research report on Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE: IR) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on First Niagara Financial Group Inc. for its changing role within the financial industry. First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. provides a range of retail and commercial banking, as well as other financial services, through its wholly owned bank subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The full research report on First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) is available here:

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