SOURCE: Market Foundations Inc.

May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Perception, Opportunity in Volatility - Research & Analysis on Ion Geophysical Corp and MTS Systems Corporation

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - This morning, announced new reports highlighting Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE: IO) and MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC). Free research downloads are available 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.

Market Foundations is releasing new coverage on Ion Geophysical Corp for its current position within the technology industry. ION Geophysical Corporation (ION) is a technology-focused seismic solutions company, which provides acquisition equipment, software and planning and seismic processing services to the global energy industry. The full research report on Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE: IO) is available here:

Market Foundations has released research on MTS Systems Corporation for its changing role within the technology industry. MTS Systems Corporation (MTS) is a global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. The Company operates in two segments: the Test segment and the Sensors segment. During the fiscal year ended October 1, 2011(fiscal 2011), the Company's Test and Sensors segments represented approximately 80% and 20% of the Company's revenue, respectively. The full research report on MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) is available here:

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