SOURCE: Wall St Sense

Wall St Sense

January 05, 2010 06:58 ET

Wall St Sense Releases Analysis on Equities in the Basic Materials, Financial and Services Sectors

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Wall St Sense

NEW DELHI, INDIA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2010) - U.S. stocks closed out 2009 on Thursday with their first annual advance in two years, underpinned by strength in technology and natural resource shares on bets that the recovery will brighten the profit outlook. As new market updates continue to fuel the current trading trend, Wall Street Sense analysts have issued valuable analysis on the following companies: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF), Banco Bradesco S.A. (NYSE: BBD), Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV), IMS Health Inc. (NYSE: RX), Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) and Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS). All reports are available on Wall Street Sense, all you need to do is sign up now and continue reading.

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--  We believe that CLF will be able to use its operating leverage in
    North American iron ore operations to lower costs and expand margins. We
    are also optimistic about...
--  BBD maintained its forecast for lending growth of between 8 percent
    and 12 percent this year. An improvement in...
--  The loan portfolio is likely to contract, but SNV will continue to
    look for ways to enhance capital, and also take another look at the
    decentralized operating structure. We also believe...
--  RX had adopted several strategic initiatives to improve its
    financials. Earlier this year, RX implemented a restructuring plan to...
--  On the negative side, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Monday
    lowered FL's corporate credit rating to B+ from BB-. The downgrade
--  We are encouraged with KSS's sales performance in the third quarter
    as it achieved a positive comparable sales increase...

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