SOURCE: Market Foundations Inc.

June 18, 2012 09:00 ET

Where Opportunity Is Found - Research & Analysis on St. Jude Medical, Inc. and Altria Group, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jun 18, 2012) - This morning, announced new reports highlighting St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ) and Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO). Free research downloads are available 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.

Market Foundations is releasing new coverage on St. Jude Medical, Inc. for its current position within the healthcare industry. St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude) develops, manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices for the global cardiac rhythm management, cardiology and cardiac surgery and atrial fibrillation therapy areas and neurostimulation medical devices for the management of chronic pain. St. The full research report on St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ) is available here:

Market Foundations has released research on Altria Group, Inc. for its changing role within the consumer goods industry. Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. As of December 31, 2011, Altria Group, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiaries included Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and certain smokeless products in the United States; UST LLC (UST), which through its direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries including U.S. The full research report on Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is available here:

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