Earnings: Slow and Steady Wins the Race - Research Report on Fortress Investment Group LLC, AllianceBernstein Holding L.P., BlackRock, Inc., Invesco Ltd. and IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.

Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:02am EST

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NEW YORK,  February 25, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Fortress
Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB),
BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) and
IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

Fortress Investment Group LLC Research Report

Fortress subsidiary Gagfah SA, the third-biggest owner of German real estate by
market value, was awarded a  $1.4 billion  loan from Bank of America to
refinance some of its  $4.47 billion  debt due this year. The funding was used
to pay back the same amount of debt that is set to mature in May. The earlier
loan was used to purchase 38,000 apartments in 2006, and is the first of several
financings set to close during the first half in efforts to optimize Gagfah's
capital structure. Meanwhile, Fortress is set to release its 2012 fourth quarter
and full year financial results, as well as its 2012 fourth quarter dividend on 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The Full Research Report on Fortress Investment
Group LLC - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets
- is available to download free of charge at:


AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. Research Report

Asset management firm AllianceBernstein posted better than expected Q4 financial
results last week, particularly in net income and earnings. Net income came in
at  $71.69 million  compared with a loss of  $516.36 million  the same time last
year, while earnings came in at  26 cents  per share versus loss of  $1.97  per
share year over year. Meanwhile net revenue is at  $704.6 million, up from 
$624.97 million  year over year, which beat the consensus estimate of  $672.67
million. The Street upgraded the company to a "buy" following the earnings
report, citing its performance in revenue, earnings per share, net income, cash
flow from operations, and profit margins. AllianceBernstein also announced a
dividend payout of  40 cents  per share payable on  March 14. The Full Research
Report on AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


BlackRock, Inc. Research Report

BlackRock, the world's largest money manager, has reopened its new investment in
its  $24 billion  Institutional Euro Liquidity Fund this month after yields on
the safest debt rose. In particular, German three-month notes rose above zero
percent last month for the first time since May as EU policy makers left rates
unchanged. The company placed restrictions on investors putting money in  two
euro-dominated finds in July last year after the European Central Bank cut its
deposit rate to nil and yields on the safest government debt tumbled. However,
it is keeping its restrictions on its Euro Government Liquidity Fund until
further notice. Last year, the investment adviser introduced "Investing in a New
World," a program that helps clients invest strategically to spark healthy
returns. The Full Research Report on BlackRock, Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of
charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/6a8c_BLK]


Invesco Ltd. Research Report

Invesco's Canadian division, Invesco Canada, announced portfolio management and
investment strategy changes to Invesco Emerging Markets Class, which will be
renamed Trimark Emerging Markets Class effective  April 5  this year. The fund
is targeting companies located or active in emerging markets, according to the
press release. The company also recorded a rise in its preliminary month-end
assets under management earlier this month, at  $712.6 billion  compared with 
$687.7 billion  year over year. The Street rates the company as a "buy," citing
strengths in revenue, valuation levels, cash flow from operations, stock price.
The Full Research Invesco Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. Research Report

IntercontinentalExchange saw its earnings rise 2.1 percent as indicated by its
latest earnings report due to lower expenses, although transactions and clearing
revenue declined. Revenue from its credit default swap trade execution,
processing and clearing business came in at about  $36 million  - including  $19
million  in CDS clearing revenue - which was down 14%. Transaction and clearing
fee revenue totaled  $277.1 million, down 3.5%, while profit is at  $129.5
million, or  $1.76  a share, compared to  $126.8 million, or  $1.73  a share
year over year. The company is still lobbying for its proposed  $8.2 billion 
takeover of NYSE Euronext, a deal which would result to becoming the world's
third-largest exchange operator by market value. Both companies have been
dealing with scrutiny from UK antitrust regulators in recent exchange deals, and
wish to sidestep them by taking its plan straight to the European Commission in 
Brussels. The move has also got the attention of NASDAQ, and is attempting to
take market share away from NYSE Euronext. The Full Research Report on
IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


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