Public Offerings, Appointments, New Initiatives, and Technical Updates - Analyst Notes on ARCP, Goldman Sachs, DDR, Navient and Weingarten Realty Investors

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Public Offerings, Appointments, New Initiatives, and Technical Updates - Analyst Notes on ARCP, Goldman Sachs, DDR, Navient and Weingarten Realty Investors

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NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR), Navient Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVI) and Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 28, 2014, American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP) announced the closing of the Company's previously announced public offering of 138 million shares of its common stock, at $12.00 per share (before underwriting discounts and commissions), par value $0.01 per share. Additionally, the Company stated that the 138 million shares sold also include the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 18 million shares. According to ARCP, it received total net proceeds of an estimated $1.59 billion, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and estimated expenses, intended to be used by the Company to repay outstanding indebtedness under its existing credit facility and for other general corporate purposes. The full analyst notes on ARCP are available to download free of charge at:

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Analyst Notes
On June 2, 2014, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) announced that Michael R. Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. Founder, philanthropist and Mayor of New York from 2002-2013, has joined Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Warren Buffett and Dr. Michael Porter, as a co-chair of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Council. According to the Company, the Council aids in the development, execution and evaluation of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program - a $500 million program that aims to tap the growth and job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States. Lloyd Blankfein said, "Mike Bloomberg has seen 10,000 Small Businesses grow from our pilot site at LaGuardia Community College in 2010, and we are grateful for his commitment to our program and to helping small businesses grow and create jobs. The small businesses we serve will benefit from Bloomberg's leadership and experience as mayor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur." The full analyst notes on Goldman Sachs are available to download free of charge at:

DDR Corp. Analyst Notes
On May 29, 2014, DDR Corp. (DDR) announced the Company's commencement of a multi-year proactive lease termination initiative for recapturing high-quality anchor store locations across its portfolio. Via this initiative, the Company is partnering with retailers in the books, electronics, toys, office and traditional department store categories to right-size their real estate footprints by regaining control of locations in advance of natural lease expiration, where it can remerchandise prime assets with market-share-winning tenants while realizing mark-to-market rental upside of 30-40%. Senior Executive Vice President of Leasing and Development for DDR, Paul Freddo, commented, "This initiative demonstrates our ability to create organic growth opportunities for our best-in-class retail partners regardless of current portfolio leased rate. Recapturing below-market leases represents an incremental growth opportunity to upgrade asset-level merchandise mix and NOI growth profiles, while simultaneously expanding redevelopment opportunities that will further enhance the quality of our portfolio." The full analyst notes on DDR are available to download free of charge at:

Navient Corporation Analyst Notes
On June 12, 2014, Navient Corporation's (Navient) stock declined by 0.83%, closing at $16.74 Over the past five-day trading period however, the Company's stock increased by 0.42% compared to the Nasdaq Composite which went up by 0.03% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on Navient are available to download free of charge at:

Weingarten Realty Investors Analyst Notes
On June 12, 2014, Weingarten Realty Investors' stock went up by 0.79%, closing at $31.72. For the past six-month trading period, the Company's stock went up by 14.27% compared to the S&P 500 which went up by 8.71% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on Weingarten Realty Investors are available to download free of charge at:

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