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Annual Shareholder Meetings, Awards Participation, and Record-Breaking Growth - Analyst Notes on Disney, Viacom, Expedia, Starwood Hotels, and Live Nation Entertainment

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NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS), Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT), and Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

Walt  Disney  Co.  Analyst  Notes

On March 11, 2014, Walt Disney Co. (Disney) announced the annual meeting of shareholders of the Company. According to Disney, remarks by management regarding the Company will be available live via audio webcast at beginning at 10:00 a.m. PDT or 1:00 p.m. EDT on March 18, 2014. The Company mentioned that a replay will be provided through April 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. PDT. The full analyst notes on Walt Disney Co. are available to download free of charge at:

Viacom,  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 12, 2014, Viacom, Inc. (Viacom) announced top 10 iTunes selling artists Aloe Blacc and American Authors will perform at the Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, airing live on March 29, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. Viacom said that Blacc will join host Mark Wahlberg live, along with American Authors who will perform their #1 smash single, "Best Day of My Life." The full analyst notes on Viacom, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

Expedia  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 6, 2014, Expedia Inc. (Expedia) announced the average price of a hotel room in North America rose 3% during 2013, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI). The Company also stated that the North American hotel industry also played a pivotal role in the 3% overall increase in room rates globally, aided by higher occupancy levels in the US. Vice President and General Manager of North America, Neha Parikh commented, "The three percent uptick in rates paid in 2013 - while slightly lower than the levels North America saw in the past two years - speaks to the steady growth of our region's hotel industry. As consumers increase their reliance on mobile devices for travel purposes, mobile booking apps are making last-minute travel more accessible than ever before and are driving consistent hotel demand in North America." The full analyst notes on Expedia Inc. are available to download free of charge at:  

Starwood  Hotels  &  Resorts  Worldwide  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 10, 2014, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (Starwood) announced from the Sheraton Hotels General Manager Summit in Seattle that its largest and most global brand is poised for record-breaking growth over the next 12 months with 35 new hotels expected to open. According to the Company, nearly half of the new Sheraton hotels will open in China, widening Starwood's lead as the largest upper-upscale global hotel operator in Asia Pacific. The Company also stated that Sheraton will also enter numerous new markets including Samoa, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, and return to Iraq, enhancing its reputation as a global powerhouse. The full analyst notes on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

Live  Nation  Entertainment,  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 6, 2014, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (Live Nation Entertainment) announced that Queen and Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on June 19, 2014. According to the Company, Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. Live Nation Entertainment, the presenting company, reported that the said 19-date tour wraps July 20, 2014 in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. Live Nation Entertainment mentioned that tickets will be on sale beginning March 14, 2014 through the Live Nation mobile app and at The full analyst notes on Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

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