SOURCE: Bollinger Report

June 05, 2012 09:00 ET

Today's Market Driven by Key Factors - Featured Research on Plains Exploration & Production Company and Manulife Financial Corporation (USA)

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - Today, introduced featured coverage of Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) and Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) (NYSE: MFC). Full research reports are available to readers at:

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.

Bollinger Report screened and selected Plains Exploration & Production Company for its current position within the basic materials industry. Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) is an independent energy company engaged in the upstream oil and gas business. The upstream business acquires, develops, explores for and produces oil and gas. Its upstream activities are located in the United States. A copy of this report featuring Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) is available at:

Bollinger Report is featuring Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) for its changing role within the financial industry. Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) is a Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. MFC is a life insurance company and the holding company of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (MLI) and John Hancock Reassurance Company Ltd. (JHRECO). To download researches and analysis on Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) (NYSE: MFC) we welcome investors to visit:

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