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|April 15, 2014 08:01 AM EDT||
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Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Metals USA Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MUSA), Titan Machinery, Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Zumiez, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), and EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ: EZPW). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1137-100free
Metals USA Holdings Corp. Analyst Notes
On April 10, 2014, Metals USA Holdings Corp. (Metals USA) announced the approval of the adoption of the merger agreement among Metals USA Holdings Corp., Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (Reliance), and RSAC Acquisition Corp., (Merger Sub), pursuant to which Merger Sub will merge with and into Metals USA, with Metals USA surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance. The Company stated that at the special meeting of stockholders, 99.9% of the votes cast were voted in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement. The full analyst notes on Metals USA Holdings Corp. are available to download free of charge at:
Titan Machinery, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 10, 2014, Titan Machinery, Inc. (Titan Machinery) reported its Q4 FY 2014 and FY 2014 financial results (period ended January 31, 2014). For the quarter, revenue was $708.6 million, compared to $784.5 million in Q4 FY 2013. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $0.4 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to common stockholders of $15.4 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, in Q4 FY 2013. FY 2014 revenue was $2.23 billion, up 1.27% YoY. GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders was $8.7 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared to $42.0 million, or $2.00 per diluted share, in FY 2013. For FY 2015, the Company expects GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders to be in the range of $12.2 million to $18.6 million, and GAAP diluted EPS to be in the range of $0.58 to $0.88. The full analyst notes on Titan Machinery, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
Rent-A-Center Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 8, 2014, Rent-A-Center, Inc. (Rent-A-Center) announced the schedule of its Q1 2014 earnings release and conference call. The Company stated that it will issue its earnings release after market closes on April 21, 2014, and will host its Q1 2014 earnings call and webcast on April 22, 2014, Tuesday, at 10:45 a.m. ET. The Company informed that live audio of the conference call will be available on Rent-A-Center's Investor Relations website while a replay of the same will be available beginning April 22, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. ET. The full analyst notes on Rent-A-Center Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
Zumiez, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 9, 2014, Zumiez Inc. (Zumiez) announced its sales results for the month of March 2014 (five-week period ended April 5, 2014). The Company reported net sales of $63.6 million compared with net sales of $61.0 million for five-week period ended April 6, 2013. Comparable store sales for the five-week period went down 2.9% YoY, compared to a comparable store sales growth of 2.1% in March 2013. The full analyst notes on Zumiez, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
EZCORP, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 10, 2014, EZCORP Inc.'s (EZCORP) stock price rose by 4.47% to end the day at $11.22. The Company's stock rose 0.54% over the past five trading days, compared to the Nasdaq Composite which decreased 4.33% and to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which went down 2.43% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on EZCORP, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
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