NEW YORK, December 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Moments ago, Analysts Review released new research updates concerning several important developing situations including American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL), Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO), Novartis (NYSE: NVS), DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV), and Sony (NYSE: SNE). Analysts Review provides a single unified platform for investors' to hear about what matters - proudly employing registered CFA® research staff and rigorous compliance procedures. The full research reports are being made available to the public for informational purposes only.
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AAL Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=American%20Airlines&d=24-Dec-2014&s=AAL ),
NVO Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Novo%20Nordisk&d=24-Dec-2014&s=NVO ),
NVS Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Novartis&d=24-Dec-2014&s=NVS ),
DTV Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=DIRECTV&d=24-Dec-2014&s=DTV ),
SNE Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Sony&d=24-Dec-2014&s=SNE ).
Analyst Update: Wage Hike, Drug Approvals, Strategic Agreement, and Corporate Updates
Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®
The U.S. stock markets on Tuesday closed mostly higher with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closing above 18,000 for the first time, amidst positive data, which showed that economic activity in third quarter expanded at its fastest pace since Q3 2003. The DJIA closed at 18,024.17, up 0.36%, while the S&P 500 closed at record high of 2,082.2, up 0.17%. The NASDAQ, however, ended the day in red, down 0.33% at 4,765.4. The U.S. markets got a boost from the revised Q3 GDP growth data, which showed that the Country's GDP accelerated to an annualized rate of 5.0%, up from 3.9%, predicted earlier. European stocks too rose, buoyed by positive across the Atlantic, even though a fall in Greek stocks kept a lid on gains. The stocks were also helped by positive economic news from Spain and Portugal. The Bank of Spain raised its economic forecast, while Portugal's budget deficit shrank to 4.3% of its GDP in the 12 months to the end of September, from 4.8% a year earlier. The Asian stock markets ended the day on a mixed note with lower trading volumes ahead of Christmas holiday.
Buoyed by the strong financial results in the first year after its merger, American Airlines Group Inc. (American Airlines) has announced plans to raise the pay scales by 4% for any unions that reach joint post-merger labor contracts and lift non-union pay by the same. The move by American Airlines, which last year merged with U.S. Airways, also comes at a time when sliding oil prices have brought down costs of the carriers. Know more about the American Airlines' latest wage hike plan, which comes at a time when the Company is seeking to reach a wage deal with pilots union.
Novo Nordisk A/S (Novo Nordisk) announced that the U.S. health regulator has approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for Saxenda for the treatment of obesity - a disease that affects around 35% of adults in the U.S. Click on the report below to know more about Novo Nordisk's Saxenda.
Swiss drug maker Novartis AG (Novartis) announced that its eyecare unit Alcon's glaucoma treatment - Travatan® -- has been granted an additional indication by the European Commission. Travatan eye drops solution has now been approved to reduce elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in pediatric patients. Know more about the latest EU approval for Travatan which further strengthens Alcon's globally-leading glaucoma portfolio by visiting our research report.
Thanks to a new multi-year distribution agreement, the subscribers of the DIRECTV will soon be able to enjoy Disney's robust lineup of top quality sports, news, kids and entertainment content, in and out of home. DIRECTV customers will be able to access the live linear feeds and video-on-demand content from all ESPN and Disney cable networks and ABC owned and operated TV stations. Click on the report below to gain insight into DIRECTV's wide-ranging agreement with Disney.
Sony Corp.'s (Sony) American entertainment subsidiary Sony Pictures Entertainment has decided to go ahead with the limited release of "The Interview." The Company will release the film in around 300 theatres on Christmas Day, reversing an earlier decision to completely stop the release of the film amid threats of violence. Find out more about the latest development on Sony Entertainment's release of "The Interview" by visiting our research report.
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