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Financial Results, Joint Ventures, and New Product Launches - Analyst Notes on Facebook, Verizon, Microsoft, AT&T and Micron

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NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) and Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

Facebook, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 23, 2014, after-market hours, Facebook, Inc. (Facebook) announced financial results for Q1 2014. The Company posted a significant increase of 71.6% YoY in revenue to $2.5 billion in Q1 2014. Revenue surpassed the c.$2.4 billion expected by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue from advertising increased approximately 82% YoY to $2.3 billion. Net Income came in at $642 million, or 25 cents per share, versus $219 million, or 9 cents per share in Q1 2013. Facebook also announced that CFO David Ebersman will resign from the Company and on June 1, 2014, he will be succeeded by David Wehner, the currently Vice President, Corporate Finance and Business Planning. Ebersman will remain with Facebook to ensure a seamless transition of his responsibilities. The full analyst notes on Facebook are available to download free of charge at:

Verizon Communications Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) announced its financial results for Q1 2014. Driven by wireless and FiOS services, operating revenue in Q1 2014 was $30.8 billion, an increase of 4.8% YoY. The Company for the fifth consecutive quarter reported double-digit percentage growth in operating income and EPS. The Company reported a 15.1% YoY increase in operating income to $7.2 billion, while net income came in at $6.0 billion, or $1.15 per diluted share, as compared to $4.9 billion, or $0.68 per diluted share reported in Q1 2013. However, excluding unusual items, Verizon's EPS of 84 cents fell short of Wall Street expectations of 87 cents per share. For full year 2014, Verizon estimates a target consolidated top-line growth of 4% and adjusted consolidated EBITDA margin expansion, with positive contributions to profitable growth from both wireless and wireline. The full analyst notes on Verizon are available to download free of charge at:

Microsoft Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, after market hours, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) reported its earnings for Q3 FY 2014 (period ended March 31, 2014). During Q3 FY 2014, the Company reported revenue of $20.4 billion, up 0.4% YoY. Net income for the quarter was reported at $5.7 billion, or $0.68 per diluted share, as compared to $6.1 billion, or $0.72 per diluted share, in Q3 FY 2013. Commenting on the results, Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft, said "Our SQL Server business grew double-digits again this quarter, and with the announcements of SQL 2014 and Power BI for Office 365, we offer a unique, comprehensive, end-to-end data and analytics solution." The full analyst notes on Microsoft are available to download free of charge at:

AT&T, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 22, 2014, AT&T, Inc. (AT&T) and The Chernin Group, which manages and invests in media businesses around the world, announced the formation of a venture to acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top (OTT) video services. Both the Companies have committed more than $500 million in funding to the venture. John Stankey, Chief Strategy Officer at AT&T, commented, "Combining our expertise in network infrastructure, mobile, broadband and video with The Chernin Group's management and expertise in content, distribution, and monetization models in online video creates the opportunity for us to develop a compelling offering in the OTT space." The Company stated that the strategic goal of this initiative is to invest in advertising and subscription VOD channels as well as streaming services. The full analyst notes on AT&T are available to download free of charge at:

Micron Technology Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 22, 2014, Micron Technology Inc. (Micron) announced the release of a new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD) designed specifically for data center storage platforms. According to Micron, its new M500DC SATA SSD addresses tremendous new demands for greater data throughput by providing the performance and data protection features of an enterprise-class drive at a great value. M500DC has been designed to manage the massive amount of digital information flowing in and out of data centers every day. Darren Thomas, Vice President of storage at Micron, commented, "The M500DC is a workhorse drive tailored to our enterprise customers' needs-including increased capacity, exceptional performance and enterprise-class data protection." The full analyst notes on Micron are available to download free of charge at:

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