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Financial Companies Report Agreements, Approvals, Stock Movements and Announcements - Analyst Notes on Blackstone, CIT, CME Group, TD Ameritrade, and GGP

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX), CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD), and General Growth Properties Inc. (NYSE: GGP). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

The Blackstone Group Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, The Blackstone Group (Blackstone) announced that a fund the Company manages on behalf of its private equity investors has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Accuvant Inc. (Accuvant). According to Blackstone, Accuvant management and existing shareholders Sverica International LLC will invest alongside the Company in the transaction. Commenting on the release, Dave Johnson, Senior Managing Director in Blackstone's Private Equity Group, stated, "With this investment, we are excited to build upon Blackstone's growing information security expertise as the sector becomes increasingly relevant across industries. Our investment will provide Accuvant's experienced team with necessary resources as it continues to establish a reputation for excellence in the information risk and security space." The full analyst notes on The Blackstone Group are available to download free of charge at:


CIT Group Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, CIT Group Inc. (CIT) announced that CIT Aerospace has raised more than $75,000 to support the Miami Children's Hospital LifeFlight® program during its inaugural CIT Aerospace Golf Invitational held at the Diplomat Tennis and Golf Club. Jeff Knittel, President of CIT Transportation and International Finance, stated, "We are very pleased with the success of the inaugural CIT Aerospace Golf Invitational, which raised much needed funds and created greater awareness of LifeFlight and its important mission." The full analyst notes on CIT Group Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


CME Group Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, CME Group Inc. (CME Group) announced that it has received approval from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for a London-based derivatives exchange. According to the release, CME Europe Ltd will be a Recognized Investment Exchange and will launch on April 27, 2014. Additionally, the CME Group stated that the exchange has received approval to list its first commodity products, along with releasing the previously announced plan of launching a full suite of FX futures products on the same day, subject to final regulatory approval of certain operational clearing conditions. Commenting on the release, Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman and President, stated, "Our European customers are increasingly looking for ways to manage risk and access liquidity in a local jurisdiction. CME Europe now allows us to better serve our customers in the region as we expand our business with relevant products. In addition, the combined move to central clearing and London serving as the center of global foreign exchange trading will mean our new exchange is well positioned to serve all of Europe." The full analyst notes on CME Group Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (TD Ameritrade) announced that it has reached a monthly average client trades per day eclipsing 500,000 for the first time in the Company's history. According to the release, average client trades per day for February 2014 were a record 501,000, an increase of 1% compared to the record 496,000 average trades per day reported for January 2014. Commenting on the release, Fred Tomczyk, President and CEO of the Company, stated, "We have reached an important milestone at TD Ameritrade: half-a-million average trades per day for the month of February. Investors remain engaged, and their behavior continues to suggest a bullish outlook moving forward. Investments in our systems, trading tools and education, have helped us respond to our clients' needs in this market and will remain a focus for us as we seek to sustain engagement and continue growing our market share." The full analyst notes on TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


General Growth Properties Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, General Growth Properties Inc.'s (GGP) stock went up by 0.36%, closing at $22.08 per share. Over the past five-day trading period, the Company's stock declined by 1.52%, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which went up by 0.27% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on General Growth Properties Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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