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Increased Dividends, New Partnerships and Agreements, and Financial Reports - Analyst Notes on Qualcomm, ViaSat, Harris, Ericsson, and EchoStar

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NEW YORK, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), and EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

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Qualcomm Incorporated Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, Qualcomm Incorporated (Qualcomm) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 20% increase in the Company's quarterly cash dividend, as well as a $5.0 billion increase in Qualcomm's stock repurchase authorization. The Company informed that the cash dividend will increase to $0.42 per share ($1.68 per share annually) from $0.35 of common stock, effective for quarterly dividends payable after March 26, 2014. In addition, Qualcomm also informed that the $5.0 billion increase in the stock repurchase program brings the current authorization to $7.8 billion. Year to date, the Company reported that it has repurchased 27.6 million shares of common stock for $2.0 billion. The full analyst notes on Qualcomm Incorporated are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/QCOM/report.pdf

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ViaSat, Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 24, 2014, ViaSat, Inc. (ViaSat) announced the adoption of the Samsung KNOX secure Android platform, an end-to-end secure mobile platform designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for both enterprises and consumers. The Company has agreed to integrate its defense-grade cyber and information security technologies into Samsung KNOX-enabled devices to provide a secure enterprise service. "The Samsung KNOX platform provides us with an excellent foundation to achieve the level of security that meets our standards for protecting the enterprise and the enterprise service networks we provide to our customers," said Jon Korecki, Vice President of Secure Mobility for ViaSat. "This adoption represents a natural evolution for us as we meet the rigorous security that will support our employees and secure enterprise customers who require high-end smartphones." The full analyst notes on ViaSat, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/VSAT/report.pdf

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Harris Corporation Analyst Notes

On February 28, 2014, Harris Corporation (Harris) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 per share on the Company's common stock. Harris informed that the dividend will be paid on March 21, 2014, to shareholders of record as of March 11, 2014. The full analyst notes on Harris Corporation are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/HRS/report.pdf

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Ericsson Analyst Notes

On February 26, 2014, Ericsson announced that Vodafone has awarded the Company with a 5-year agreement as part of Vodafone's Project Spring organic investment programme initial phase. According to the Company, this network transformation contract includes both products and services to further enhance the Vodafone network quality and provide superior end-user performance. Ericsson claimed that its service professionals will transform the Vodafone network into a market leading high-performance network for mobile broadband with full 4G LTE support. "We have been a trusted partner of Vodafone for 30 years and we are delighted to continue and expand our relationship with this latest award under Project Spring," said Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson. The full analyst notes on Ericsson are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/ERIC/report.pdf

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EchoStar Corporation Analyst Notes

On February 21, 2014, EchoStar Corporation (EchoStar) reported Q4 2013 and full-year 2013 financial results. In Q4 2013, the Company's revenue totalled $808.1 million, slightly higher as compared to Q4 2012 total revenue of $786.2 million. Full-year 2013 total revenue came in at $3.3 billion, compared to full-year 2012 total revenue of $3.1 billion. Q4 2013 net income attributable to EchoStar shareholders was $4.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to $26.2 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in Q4 2012; while full-year 2013 net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was $2.5 million or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to $211.0 million or $2.40 per diluted share in full-year 2012. The full analyst notes on EchoStar Corporation are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/SATS/report.pdf

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