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Traders Look to Upside in 'Santa Rally': Research Reports on Advanced Energy, Microsoft, Continental Resources, United Parcel Service, and Chesapeake Energy

NEW YORK, December 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Moments ago, Analysts Review released new research updates concerning several important developing situations including Advanced Energy (NASDAQ: AEIS), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR), United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS), and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK). Analysts Review provides a single unified platform for investors' to hear about what matters - proudly employing registered CFA® research staff and rigorous compliance procedures. The full research reports are being made available to the public for informational purposes only.

To access our full PDF reports on a complementary basis, please visit the links below.

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Today's update concerns the following companies:

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Full PDF Download Links (you may have to copy and paste the following links into your browser):

AEIS Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Advanced%20Energy&d=24-Dec-2014&s=AEIS ),

MSFT Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Microsoft&d=24-Dec-2014&s=MSFT ),

CLR Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Continental%20Resources&d=24-Dec-2014&s=CLR ),

UPS Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=United%20Parcel%20Service&d=24-Dec-2014&s=UPS ),

CHK Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Chesapeake%20Energy&d=24-Dec-2014&s=CHK ).

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Analyst Update: Divestments, 2015 Capex, Asset Sales, Pricing Strategies, and Corporate Updates

Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®  

The U.S. stock markets on Tuesday closed mostly higher with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closing above 18,000 for the first time, amidst positive data, which showed that economic activity in third quarter expanded at its fastest pace since Q3 2003. The DJIA closed at 18,024.17, up 0.36%, while the S&P 500 closed at record high of 2,082.2, up 0.17%. The NASDAQ, however, ended the day in red, down 0.33% at 4,765.4. The U.S. markets got a boost from the revised Q3 GDP growth data, which showed that the Country's GDP accelerated to an annualized rate of 5.0%, up from 3.9%, predicted earlier. European stocks too rose, buoyed by positive across the Atlantic, even though a fall in Greek stocks kept a lid on gains. The stocks were also helped by positive economic news from Spain and Portugal. The Bank of Spain raised its economic forecast, while Portugal's budget deficit shrank to 4.3% of its GDP in the 12 months to the end of September, from 4.8% a year earlier. The Asian stock markets ended the day on a mixed note with lower trading volumes ahead of Christmas holiday.

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Advanced Energy) to explore strategic alternatives for its Solar Inverter business in order to maximize shareholder value; Stock up almost 6% in trade. Read our research report on Advanced Energy to know more about the proposed divestment and management's viewpoint on the same.

Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) cuts prices on a variety of its products, leaving more money in the pockets of shoppers this holiday season; Company to report second quarter results on January, 26, 2015. Get to know the best deals from Microsoft and read about the latest information right here at Analysts Review.

Shares of Continental Resources Inc. (Continental Resources) ended higher after the Company announced revised 2015 Capital Budget and Guidance, amid oil price declines. Read our research report on Continental Resources to know more about the capex and growth targets set for 2015.

United Parcel Service (United Parcel Service) to limit deliveries this holiday season. Meanwhile, the stock touched a life-time high of $113.10 as the Company, along with its competitors, battle unruly weather amidst a tsunami of parcels. To know more about the financials and latest developments affecting the Company, read our research report on United Parcel Service.

Shares of Energy Company Chesapeake Energy Corporation (Chesapeake Energy) were on fire after the firm sold assets and approved share repurchase program. On December 23, 2014, the stock gained almost 10% in trade to settle at $20.29. Further details on the asset sale and share buyback program are available in our research report on Chesapeake Energy.

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