Services Sector Launch Gift Cards, Announce Acquisitions, Earnings Results and Schedules - Research Report on Moody's, McGraw Hill Financial, Euronet Worldwide, Lamar, and Heartland Payment Systems

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Services Sector Launch Gift Cards, Announce Acquisitions, Earnings Results and Schedules - Research Report on Moody's, McGraw Hill Financial, Euronet Worldwide, Lamar, and Heartland Payment Systems

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NEW YORK, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Moody's Corp. (NYSE: MCO), McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MHFI), Euronet Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), Lamar Advertising Co. (NASDAQ: LAMR), and Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Moody's Corp. Research Report

On July 24, 2013, Moody's Corp.'s (Moody's) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share of MCO Common Stock, a 25% increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share. According to the Company, the dividend is payable on September 10, 2013 to stockholder of record at the close of business on August 20, 2013. On the same day, the Company also reported its financial results for Q2 2013. Revenue increased 18% YoY to $756. million. Net income attributable to Moody's Corporation was $225.5 million or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to $172.5 or $0.76 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Commenting on the results, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody's, Raymond McDaniel, said, "Moody's results for the second quarter reflected continued strong operating performance across the Company. We are pleased to announce we have increased our annualized dividend to $1.00 per share. We also now anticipate total 2013 share repurchases of approximately $1 billion. Our EPS guidance range for 2013 remains $3.49 to $3.59." The Full Research Report on Moody's Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/MCO]

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McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. Research Report

On July 24, 2013, McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (McGraw Hill Financial) announced that the Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell Aviation Week to Penton, a privately held business information company. Terms of the all-cash transaction, which is expected to close soon, were not disclosed by the Company. McGraw Hill Financial stated that the transaction continues the execution of the Company's strategy of exiting non-core assets while investing for growth in markets where it has size and scale. Earlier in 2013, the Company had sold McGraw-Hill Education as a part of its Growth and Value Plan; in 2011, it divested its nine-station Broadcasting Group to The E.E. Scripps Company; and in 2009, it sold BusinessWeek to Bloomberg LP. David Kieselstein, Chief Executive Officer of Penton, commented, "The combination of Aviation Week and Penton Aviation creates the largest and most powerful targeted marketing platform for companies and executives in the dynamic and growing global aviation industry." The Full Research Report on McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/MHFI]

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Euronet Worldwide Inc. Research Report

On July 16, 2013, epay, Euronet Worldwide Inc.'s (Euronet) leading prepaid distributor and payments processor division in Germany announced the rollout of Google Play gift cards in Germany. The Company stated that the gift cards were initially released at food and discount stores, and additional rollouts will include major gas stations, drugstores, electronic stores and convenience stores throughout Germany, making it the first launch of Google Play gift cards in continental Europe. According to Euronet, Google Play gift cards are gift options for customers or self-use by cash preferred consumers and can be used to purchase music, books, magazines, movies and Android applications. The Full Research Report on Euronet Worldwide Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/EEFT]

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Lamar Advertising Co. Research Report

On July 2, 2013, Lamar Advertising Co. (Lamar) announced that the Company will release its Q2 2013 earnings report before the market opens on August 8, 2013. The Company will also host a conference call on the same day at 8:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss the earnings results and answer questions relation to Company operations. The Full Research Report on Lamar Advertising Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/LAMR]

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Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. Research Report

On July 10, 2013, Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (Heartland Payment Systems) announced that the Company has scheduled to release its Q2 2013 earnings results before the market opens on July 31, 2013. A conference call will also be held on the same day at 10:30 a.m. ET., which will be hosted by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Carr, Vice Chairman Robert Baldwin and Chief Financial officer Maria Rueda. The Full Research Report on Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/HPY]

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