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  Consolidated Investment Analysis for Barclays PLC   Barclays PLC (BCS:NYSE)  Company Description  Barclays PLC (Barclays) is a global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards,  corporate and investment banking and wealth management. It operates through branches, offices and  subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and overseas. Barclays has two business groups: Global Retailing and  Commercial Banking, and Investment Banking and Investment Management. Global Retail and  Commercial Banking includes UK retail banking, Barclays Commercial Bank, Barclaycard, Global Retail  and Commercial Banking (GRCB)‐Western Europe, GRCB‐Emerging Markets and GRC‐Absa. Investment  Banking and Investment Management includes Barclays Capital, Barclays Global Investors and Barclays  Wealth. In March 2010, the Company reorganised its activities to form three business groupings: Global  Retail Banking (GRB), Corporate and Investment Banking and Wealth Management (CIBWM), and Absa.  In April 2010, Barclays PLC acquired Italian credit card business of Citibank International Bank plc.  Share Statistics  Symbol    Current Price  52wk Range  Avg Vol (3m) 

BCS    19.53    15.36‐ 25.68  2,469,140 

       

       

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

5.01  56.76B  ‐17.56%  3.90 

  Financial Summary (Prices in GBX) 

On August 05, 2010, Barclays PLC reported semi annual 2010 earnings of 19.70 per share. This result exceeded the 16.30 consensus of the 4 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's results for the same period by 15.88%. Barclays PLC reported annual 2009 earnings of 13.63 per share on February 16, 2010. BARC.L had revenues for the full year 2009 of 30.99bn. This was 34.05% above the prior year's results.    


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The 24 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Barclays PLC (BARC:LSE) have a median target of 389.50, with a high estimate of 540.00 and a low estimate of 298.00. The median estimate represents a 20.46% increase from the last price of 323.35. Technical Analysis Chart 

 


Consolidated Investment Analysis for Bank of Ireland    Bank of Ireland (NYSE:IRE)  Company Description  Bank of Ireland and its subsidiaries provide a range of banking and other financial services. It operates in  five segments: Retail Republic of Ireland, Bank of Ireland Life, UK Financial Services, Capital Markets and  Group Centre. Its subsidiaries include Bank of Ireland International Finance Limited, Bank of Ireland  (IOM) Limited, Bank of Ireland Life Holdings Limited, Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank, First Rate  Enterprises (UK) Limited, Midasgrange Limited and ICS Building Society. During the year ended  December 31, 2009, the Company disposed of its interest in Iridian Asset Management LLC (Iridian).  Share Statistics   Symbol    Current Price  52wk Range  Avg Vol (3m) 

IRE    3.64    3.10‐ 20.18  2,551,950 

       

       

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

‐8.53  4.73B  N/A  N/A 

  Financial Summary (Prices in Euro) 

On November 04, 2009, Bank of Ireland reported semi annual 2010 losses of -0.6141 per share. This result under-performed the -0.52 loss expectation of the 2 analysts following the company but under-performed last year's results for the same period by 0.9637. Bank of Ireland reported annual 2009 earnings of 0.192 per share on May 19, 2009. The next earnings announcement from Bank of Ireland is expected the week of March 24, 2011. BKIR.I reported semi annual 2010 revenues of 1.47bn. This missed the 1.73bn consensus estimate of the 3 analysts following the company. This was -26.66% below the prior year's period results.  BKIR.I had revenues for the full year 2009 of 3.96bn. This was -3.96% below the prior year's results. 


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The 14 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Bank of Ireland (BIR:ISE) have a median target of 1.06, with a high estimate of 2.16 and a low estimate of 0.80. The median estimate represents a 48.59% increase from the last price of 0.71.  Technical Analysis 

   


Consolidated Investment Analysis for Research in MGM Mirage  MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGM)  Company Description  MGM MIRAGE is a holding company engaged in gaming, hospitality and entertainment. The Company  owns and operates casino resorts, which includes offering gaming, hotel, dining, entertainment, retail  and other resort amenities. At its wholly owned resorts, the Company's primary casino and hotel  operations are owned and managed by it. Other resort amenities may be owned and operated by the  Company but managed by third parties for a fee, or leased to third parties. It also operates many  managed outlets, utilizing third‐party management for specific expertise in areas, such as restaurants  and nightclubs, as well as for branding opportunities. As December 31, 2009, the Company's operations  consisted of 15 wholly owned casino resorts and 50% investments in five other casino resorts. In March  2009, it sold the Treasure Island casino resort (TI) in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Share Statistics  Symbol      Current Price    52wk Range    Avg Vol (3m)   

MGM    10.27    8.54‐ 16.66  22,034,700 

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

‐4.90  4.53B  9.14%  N/A 

  Financial Summary 

On August 03, 2010, MGM Resorts International reported 2nd quarter 2010 losses of 0.35 per share. This result under-performed the -0.24 loss expectation of the 19 analysts following the company but exceeded last year's 2nd quarter results by -0.23. The next earnings announcement is expected on November 05, 2010. MGM Resorts International reported annual 2009 losses of -0.40 per share on February 18, 2010. MGM had 2nd quarter 2010 revenues of 1.54bn. This bettered the 1.46bn consensus of the 17 analysts covering the company. This was 5.51% above the prior year's 2nd quarter results.

MGM had revenues for the full year 2009 of 5.98bn. This was -17.07% below the prior year's results. 


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The 19 analysts offering 12 month price targets for MGM Resorts International (MGM:NYQ) have a median target of 12.50, with a high estimate of 20.00 and a low estimate of 5.50. The median estimate represents a 11.91% increase from the last price of 11.17.  Technical Analysis Chart 

 


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.   


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The 3 analysts offering 12 month price targets for American International Group Inc (AIG:NYQ) have a median target of 28.50, with a high estimate of 40.00 and a low estimate of 6.00. The median estimate represents a -21.47% decrease from the last price of 36.29 Technical Analysis Chart 

 


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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The 17 analysts offering 12 month price targets for News Corp (NWSA:NSQ) have a median target of 18.00, with a high estimate of 22.00 and a low estimate of 15.10. The median estimate represents a 34.13% increase from the last price of 13.42. Technical Analysis Chart  

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