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Consolidated Investment Analysis for DryShips Inc.    DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS)  Company Description  DryShips Inc. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the ocean transportation services of  drybulk cargoes worldwide through the ownership and operation of the drybulk carrier vessels and  deepwater drilling rig services through the ownership of ultra‐deep water drilling rigs. As of April 6,  2010, the Company owned, through its subsidiaries, a fleet of 39 drybulk carriers consisted of seven  Capesize, 28 Panamax, two Supramax vessels and two Panamax newbuilding vessels, which have a  combined deadweight tons of approximately 3.3 million dead weight tons. Its drybulk fleet principally  carries a variety of drybulk commodities, including major bulk items, such as coal, iron ore, and grains,  and minor bulk items, such as bauxite, phosphate, fertilizers and steel products. The average age of the  vessels in its drybulk fleet is 8.3 years. In January 2009, the Company disposed off three Capesize  newbuildings.  Share Statistics  Symbol      Current Price    52wk Range    Avg Vol (3m)   

DRYS   4.86    3.28‐ 7.99  10,513,000 

     

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0.14 1.43B  ‐24.65%  34.23 

Financial Summary 

On July 28, 2010, DryShips Inc reported 2nd quarter 2010 earnings of 0.30 per share. This result exceeded the 0.22 consensus of the 9 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 2nd quarter results by 42.86%. The next earnings announcement is expected on October 26, 2010. DryShips Inc reported annual 2009 earnings of 1.16 per share on February 25, 2010. DRYS.O had 2nd quarter 2010 revenues of 224.24m. This bettered the 216.27m consensus of the 8 analysts covering the company. This was 15.49% above the prior year's 2nd quarter results. DRYS.O had revenues for the full year 2009 of 819.83m. This was -20.21% below the prior year's results.   


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This is the consensus forecast amongst 14 polled investment analysts. Against the DryShips Inc company. Analyst Detail

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The 13 analysts offering 12 month price targets for DryShips Inc (DRYS:NSQ) have a median target of 6.50, with a high estimate of 11.00 and a low estimate of 5.00. The median estimate represents a 30.78% increase from the last price of 4.97. Technical Analysis Chart 

 


Consolidated Investment Analysis for Cisco Systems Inc.    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO)  Company Description  Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells Internet protocol (IP)‐based networking and other  products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry, and provides services  associated with these products and their use. The Company provides a line of products for transporting  data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world. Its products are  designed to transform how people connect, communicate and collaborate. The Company's products are  installed at enterprise businesses, public institutions, telecommunications companies, commercial  businesses and personal residences. It has five segments: United States and Canada, European Markets,  Emerging Markets, Asia Pacific, and Japan. The Emerging Markets theater consists of Eastern Europe,  Latin America, the Middle East and Africa and Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. In  December 2009, the Company completed its acquisition of Starent Networks.  Share Statistics  Symbol    CSCO    Current Price  24.31    52wk Range  20.68‐ 27.74  Avg Vol (3m)  58,295,400 

     

EPS   Market Cap  52wk Change  P/E (ttm) 

1.18 138.84B  12.34%  20.58 

Financial Summary  On May 12, 2010, Cisco Systems Inc reported 3rd quarter 2010 earnings of 0.42 per share. This result  exceeded the 0.39 consensus of the 30 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 3rd  quarter results by 40.00%.   The next earnings announcement is expected on August 11, 2010.  Cisco Systems Inc reported annual 2009 earnings of 1.35 per share on August 05, 2009.   The next earnings announcement from Cisco Systems Inc is expected the week of August 11, 2010.    CSCO.O had 3rd quarter 2010 revenues of 10.37bn. This bettered the 10.24bn consensus of the 29  analysts covering the company. This was 5.63% above the prior year's 3rd quarter results.    CSCO.O had revenues for the full year 2009 of 36.12bn. This was ‐8.66% below the prior year's results. 


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This is the consensus forecast amongst 40 polled investment analysts. Against the Cisco Systems Inc company. Analyst Detail

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The 34 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO:NSQ) have a median target of 30.00, with a high estimate of 35.00 and a low estimate of 21.10. The median estimate represents a 21.11% increase from the last price of 24.77. Technical Analysis Chart 

 


Consolidated Investment Analysis for Alcoa Inc.  Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA)  Company Description  Alcoa Inc. (Alcoa) is engaged in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated  aluminum, and alumina combined. The Company's products are used worldwide in aircraft,  automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, and  industrial applications. Alcoa is a global company operating in 31 countries. Alcoa has investments and  operating activities in Australia, Brazil, China, Iceland, Guinea, Russia, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Alcoa's operations consist of four worldwide segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Flat‐Rolled Products,  and Engineered Products and Solutions. In June 2009, Alcoa completed the divestiture of the wire  harness and electrical portion of the EES business to Platinum Equity effective June 1, 2009. In  December 2009, Alcoa completed the divestiture of the electronics portion of the EES business to  Flextronics Inc.  Share Statistics  Symbol    AA    Current Price  10.60    52wk Range  9.81‐ 17.60  Avg Vol (3M)  27,572,700 

     

     

EPS   Market Cap  52wk Change  P/E (ttm) 

‐0.27 10.82B  ‐22.68%  N/A 

Financial Summary 

On July 12, 2010, Alcoa Inc reported 2nd quarter 2010 earnings of 0.13 per share. This result exceeded the 0.11 consensus of the 16 analysts covering the companyand under-performed last year's 2nd quarter results by 0.39. The next earnings announcement is expected on October 07, 2010. Alcoa Inc reported annual 2009 losses of -0.81 per share on January 11, 2010. The next earnings announcement from Alcoa Inc is expected the week of January 10, 2011. AA had 2nd quarter 2010 revenues of 5.19bn. This bettered the 5.03bn consensus of the 7 analysts covering the company. This was 6.14% above the prior year's 2nd quarter results. AA had revenues for the full year 2009 of 18.44bn. This was -31.46% below the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus  Buy

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This is the consensus forecast amongst 18 polled investment analysts. Against the Alcoa Inc company. Analyst Detail

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The 16 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Alcoa Inc (AA:NYQ) have a median target of 14.00, with a high estimate of 26.40 and a low estimate of 11.00. The median estimate represents a 31.58% increase from the last price of 10.64. Technical Analysis Chart 


Consolidated Investment Analysis for Las Vegas Sands Corp.    Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS)  Company Description  Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVSC) owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (The Venetian Las  Vegas), The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino (The Palazzo) and The Sands Expo and Convention Center (the  Sands Expo Center) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel (The  Venetian Macao), the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip (the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, which is  managed by Four Seasons Hotels Inc.) and the Plaza Casino (together with the Four Seasons Hotel  Macao, the Four Seasons Macao) in the Macau Special Administrative Region (Macau) of the People's  Republic of China. The Company is also creating a master‐planned development of integrated resort  properties, anchored by The Venetian Macao. In addition, it is developing Marina Bay Sands, an  integrated resort in Singapore, and Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem (the Sands Bethlehem), an  integrated resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Share Statistics   Symbol    LVS    Current Price  28.86    52wk Range  11.02‐ 29.50  Avg Vol (3m)  36,916,600 

     

     

EPS   Market Cap  52wk Change  P/E (ttm) 

‐0.41 19.07B  109.28%  N/A 

Financial Summary 

On July 28, 2010, Las Vegas Sands Corp reported 2nd quarter 2010 earnings of 0.17 per share. This result exceeded the 0.09 consensus of the 19 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 2nd quarter results by 0.16. Las Vegas Sands Corp reported annual 2009 earnings of 0.07 per share on February 17, 2010. LVS had 2nd quarter 2010 revenues of 1.59bn. This bettered the 1.59bn consensus of the 15 analysts covering the company. This was 19.45% above the prior year's 2nd quarter results. LVS had revenues for the full year 2009 of 4.56bn. This was 3.94% above the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus  Buy

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This is the consensus forecast amongst 18 polled investment analysts. Against the Las Vegas Sands Corp company. Analyst Detail

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The 17 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS:NYQ) have a median target of 31.00, with a high estimate of 40.00 and a low estimate of 19.00. The median estimate represents a 9.19% increase from the last price of 28.39. Technical Analysis 

 


Consolidated Investment Analysis For American International  Group     American International Group (NYSE: AIG)  Company Description  American International Group, Inc. (AIG), is a holding company, which through its subsidiaries, is  engaged primarily in a range of insurance and insurance‐related activities in the United States and  abroad. AIG's four reportable segments include: General Insurance, Domestic Life Insurance &  Retirement Services, Foreign Life Insurance & Retirement Services, and Financial Services. In March  2010, the Company closed the sale of a portion of its asset management business to Pacific Century  Group.  Share Statistics   Symbol    Current Price  52wk Range  Avg Vol (3m) 

AIG   36.29    21.54‐ 54.40  4,115,670 

     

     

EPS   Market Cap  52wk Change  P/E (ttm) 

‐13.78 24.28B  ‐6.69%  N/A 

Financial Summary 

On August 06, 2010, American International Group Inc reported 2nd quarter 2010 earnings of 1.99 per share. This result exceeded the 0.98 consensus of the 2 analysts covering the company and under-performed last year's 2nd quarter results by -22.57%. American International Group Inc reported annual 2009 losses of -46.40 per share on February 26, 2010. AIG had 2nd quarter 2010 revenues of 19.30bn. This bettered the 19.18bn consensus of the 2 analysts covering the company. This was 18.19% above the prior year's 2nd quarter results. AIG had revenues for the full year 2009 of 96.00bn. This was 0.86% above the prior year's results.  


Analyst Consensus  Buy

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This is the consensus forecast amongst 6 polled investment analysts. Against the American International Group Inc company. Analyst Detail

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Consolidated Investment Analysis For News Corp. 

News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA)  Company Description  News Corporation is a diversified media company with operations in eight industry segments, including  Filmed Entertainment, Television, Cable Network Programming, Direct Broadcast Satellite Television,  Magazines and Inserts, Newspapers and Information Services, Book Publishing and Other. The activities  of News Corporation are conducted principally in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental  Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America. In October 2008, the Company purchased VeriSign Inc.'s  minority share of the Jamba joint venture increasing the Company's interest to 100%. In February 2009,  the Company, two newly incorporated subsidiaries of funds advised by Permira Advisers LLP (the  Permira Newcos) and the Company's then majority owned, publicly held subsidiary, NDS Group plc  (NDS), completed a transaction pursuant to which all issued and outstanding NDS were acquired.  Share Statistics   Symbol    Current Price  52wk Range  Avg Vol (3m) 

NWSA   13.42    11.11‐ 17.00  18,717,000 

     

     

EPS   Market Cap  52wk Change  P/E (ttm) 

0.97 35.18B  18.87%  13.89 

Financial Summary 

On August 04, 2010, News Corp reported 4th quarter 2010 earnings of 0.30 per share. This result exceeded the 0.20 consensus of the 18 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 4th quarter results by 57.89%. The next earnings announcement is expected on November 01, 2010. News Corp reported annual 2010 earnings of 1.09 per share on August 04, 2010. NWSA.O had 4th quarter 2010 revenues of 8.11bn. This bettered the 7.91bn consensus of the 13 analysts covering the company. This was -7.68% below the prior year's 4th quarter results. NWSA.O had revenues for the full year 2010 of 32.78bn. This was 7.74% above the prior year's results.


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This is the consensus forecast amongst 19 polled investment analysts. Against the News Corp company. Analyst Detail

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