Where Opportunity is Found - Research Report on Power Integrations, Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor International, Westlake Chemical Corporation, Albemarle Corporation and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

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

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting
Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ: POWI), Fairchild Semiconductor International
(NYSE: FCS), Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK), Albemarle Corporation
(NYSE: ALB) and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN). Today's readers may
access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry
analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Power Integrations, Inc. Research Report

Over the course of Q4 2012, bookings improved moderately for the company. Its 
47 cents  Q4 EPS beat analysts' estimate of  42 cents, and the revenue came in
at  $79.2 million, versus the expected  $74 million. After releasing its Q4 2012
earnings results, Power Integrations surged to a nine-month high, with the stock
closing at more than 14 percent on  February 5. Uncertain global economic
conditions make it difficult for the company to forecast the demand for 2013,
but Power Integrations is confident that it is well positioned competitively and
strategically. Its balance sheet also remains sound. The company is continuing
to return cash to stockholders through share repurchases and dividends. In Q1
2013, which the earnings results will be announced on  May 1, the company
expects revenue of  $76 million to $82 million. The Full Research Report on
Power Integrations, Inc.  - Including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Fairchild Semiconductor International   Research Report

Fairchild Semiconductor, it cannot be said that things are going smooth for the
company as the patent infringement issue may affect its reputation. It's
recently reported Q4 2012 earnings results were not remarkable, as it did not
meet analysts' estimates. The revenue was two percent lower than Q4 2011, as
well as the adjusted earnings. To offset the negative, Fairchild Semiconductor
experienced an improvement in the demand for industrial and appliance products.
The company is also focusing on cutting costs and keeping inventories slim to
minimize the impact of lower sales on its gross margin. Despite the intellectual
property issues, the road ahead looks promising for Fairchild Semiconductor. The
company expects its Q1 2013's revenue, which will be reported on  April 15, to
be around  $330 million to $350 million, in line with analysts' expectation of 
$346 million. Like Power Integrations, Fairchild Semiconductor is driven by
improved bookings. The Full Research Report on Fairchild Semiconductor
International   - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Westlake Chemical Corporation Research Report

Westlake Chemical Corporation is planning to expand and modernize the ethylene
cracking furnaces and recovery section of its ethylene plant in  Calvert City,
Kentucky. This expansion will increase their production capacity by 30 percent
and will make use of ethane feedstock instead of propane. Ethane is made from
refined natural gas whereas propane is made from refined crude oil. Because of
the high supply of natural gas in the market, making this shift was a logical
move for Westlake since it is going to reduce the cost of producing ethylene. 
Westlake is a major producer of ethylene in the US, a component of PVC, one of
the most widely used plastics in the world. Other plastic manufacturers are also
riding on the low cost of natural gas, driven by America's shale boom. The Full
Research Report on Westlake Chemical Corporation - 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/f97d_WLK]


Albemarle Corporation Research Report

Things are also looking good for Albemarle Corporation. The chemical
manufacturer has announced its  $30 million  project to expand its plant in the
Tyrone Industrial Park. This announcement follows the completion of its  $8
million  project that doubled the plant's capacity to produce a fertilizer
additive. The company comments that its agricultural operations have been highly
successful, with 60% of its operations in  Tyrone  dedicated to producing
agricultural chemicals. According to a report by the International Fertilizer
Industry Association, high agricultural commodity prices are stimulating the
demand for fertilizers in  North America  and other grain-producing regions.
Global fertilizer demand increased by 2.4 percent in 2012 and is expected to
rise at a higher rate in 2013. The Full Research Report on Albemarle Corporation
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Research Report

Wyndham's consistent execution and free cash flow generation has been stirring
some talks among analysts and investors after the company reported
better-than-expected earnings during its fourth quarter and full year 2012. The
company's fourth quarter adjusted diluted EPS increased by 34% to  $0.63, and
the free cash flow increased to  $796 million  from  $764 million  in 2011.
Wyndham's full year 2012 revenue reached  $4.5 billion, an increase of 7%
year-over-year. The Full Research Report on Wyndham Worldwide Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


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