Quarterly Earnings Releases, New Product Launches, Recognitions, Stock Price Updates - Analyst Notes on Altria, PepsiCo, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool and Coach

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Quarterly Earnings Releases, New Product Launches, Recognitions, Stock Price Updates - Analyst Notes on Altria, PepsiCo, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool and Coach

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NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI), Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) and Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1866-100free.

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Altria Group Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, Altria Group Inc. (Altria) released its Q1 2014 financial results. The Company's net revenues during the quarter fell 0.2% YoY to $5.5 billion, weighed down by decline in smokeable products shipment volume. Altria shipped 29,023 million sticks during the quarter, compared to 29,774 million sticks shipped during the year ago period. Revenues from the smokeless products in Q1 2014 improved 6.4% YoY to $415 million. The Company's Q1 2014 net earnings attributable to Altria came in at $1.2 billion, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.4 billion, or $0.69 per diluted share, in Q1 2013. Altria revised its full-year 2014 diluted EPS guidance from a range of $2.51 - $2.58 to a range of $2.53 - $2.60. The full analyst notes on Altria are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1866-MO-30Apr2014.pdf

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PepsiCo Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 28, 2014, PepsiCo Inc. (PepsiCo) announced that Cracker Jack'D, a brand from the Company's $13 billion Frito-Lay division, has launched Energy Trail Mixes as a new addition to its on-the-go offerings. Priced at $3.79 for a 4.5-5 oz bag, the new snack comes in two flavors -- Chocolate Flavored Cherry and Mixed Berry -- available at convenience stores and grocery stores nationwide, starting April 2014. The Company stated that the new Cracker Jack'D Energy Trail Mixes include a unique packaging structure that holds fruit pieces in a separate pouch within the larger package, keeping them tasting fresh. In addition, the brand launched a new flavor to its Hearty Mix line earlier this year: Chocolate Caramel Artificially Flavored Hearty Mix, available in 3-oz bags for a suggested retail price of $2.49. The full analyst notes on PepsiCo are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1866-PEP-30Apr2014.pdf

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Johnson Controls Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, Johnson Controls Inc. (Johnson Controls) announced that it has been ranked 12th in Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine's 15th annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens List." The Company moved up from a ranking of 14 in 2013. Alex Molinaroli, Chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls, said, "The credit for this recognition goes to our 170,000 employees across the globe who live the values of responsibility and good citizenship every day. Our company's core values embrace caring and respecting the communities where we live and work." The full analyst notes on Johnson Controls are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1866-JCI-30Apr2014.pdf

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Whirlpool Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 25, 2014, Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) released its Q1 2014 earnings results. The Company reported Q1 2014 net sales of $4.4 billion, up 2.7% YoY. Sales increased 4.5% YoY and 7.8% YoY in the North America and EMEA regions, respectively, during the quarter. Latin America sales remained flat at $1.2 billion, while Whirlpool Asia sales were down by 11.2% YoY in Q1 2014. The Company's Q1 2014 net earnings available to Whirlpool came in at $160 million, or $2.02 per share (Vs. Thomson Reuters estimate of $2.33 per share), compared to net income of $252 million, or $3.12 per diluted share, in Q1 2013. Looking forward, the Company expects the GAAP diluted EPS in the range of $11.05 - $11.55 for full-year 2014. The full analyst notes on Whirlpool are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1866-WHR-30Apr2014.pdf

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Coach Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 25, 2014, the stock of Coach Inc. (Coach) declined 0.36% to end the trading session at $49.82, following the S&P 500 Index that lost 0.81% over the same day due to sell-off in the consumer discretionary sector. Shares in Coach opened the session at $49.86 and oscillated in the range of $49.34 - $50.07. The stock has 52-week high of $60.12 and a 52-week low of $44.31. Over the past three months, the stock returned 2.77%, compared to the S&P 500 that gained 4.78% over the same period. The full analyst notes on Coach are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1866-COH-30Apr2014.pdf

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