SOURCE: Equity Leader Inc.

June 11, 2012 09:00 ET

Equities Lead Investor Sentiment - Research Report on Solutia Inc. and Legg Mason, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - Today, www.EquityLeader.com introduced research coverage of Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) and Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM). Full research reports are available to readers at: www.EquityLeader.com/index.php?sm1=SOA&sm2=LM.

With markets in correction mode, investors are looking to quantify an accurate model, weighing positives and negatives of the months ahead. Upcoming negative pressures include China's slowdown, the European recession, the end of the Fed's Operation Twist stimulus program, continued geopolitical risks, election uncertainty, and potential 2013 budget bombshell of tax hikes and spending cuts. Meanwhile, positive offsets are driven by central banks (particularly China) cutting rather than hiking rates, deceleration in fuel and food prices, increase in consumer sentiment and resulting retail sales, signs of improvement in housing sales and new strength in auto production schedules.

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 Solutia Inc. for its current position within the basic materials industry. Solutia Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is a global manufacturer of performance materials and specialty chemicals used in a range of consumer and industrial applications, including interlayers and aftermarket film for automotive and architectural glass; chemicals that promote safety and durability in tires, and encapsulants, coatings and specialty chemicals used in a variety of electronic, industrial and energy solutions. A copy of this report detailing Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) is available at: www.EquityLeader.com/index.php?sm1=SOA.

Equity Leader is also taking note of Legg Mason, Inc. for its changing role within the financial industry. Legg Mason, Inc. (Legg Mason) is a holding company. Acting through its subsidiaries, the Company provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles. Legg Mason offers these products and services directly and through various financial intermediaries. To download free research on Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) investors may visit: www.EquityLeader.com/index.php?sm2=LM.

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