SOURCE: Market Foundations Inc.

June 22, 2012 09:00 ET

Where Opportunity Is Found - Research & Analysis on Synovus Financial Corp. and Legg Mason, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2012) - This morning, www.MarketFoundations.com announced new reports highlighting Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) and Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM). Free research downloads are available at www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=SNV&cob=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.

Market Foundations is releasing new coverage on Synovus Financial Corp. for its current position within the financial industry. Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services and a bank holding company. The full research report on Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=SNV.

Market Foundations has released research on 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. The full research report on Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?cob=LM.

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