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NEW YORK, Jan 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Cigna Corporation /zigman2/quotes/208431372/composite CI +1.28% , Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206262068/composite ALXN -1.58% , Synchrony Financial /zigman2/quotes/203661733/composite SYF +0.91% , Global Medical REIT Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202466721/composite GMRE +1.28% , Investors Real Estate Trust /zigman2/quotes/203424196/composite IRET +2.55% , and CPI Card Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208314020/composite PMTS 0.00% , including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.

Complimentary Access: Research Reports

Full copies of recently published reports are available to readers at the links below.

CI DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=CI

ALXN DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=ALXN

SYF DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=SYF

GMRE DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=GMRE

IRET DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=IRET

PMTS DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=PMTS

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The new research reports from Market Source Research, available for free download at the links above, examine Cigna Corporation /zigman2/quotes/208431372/composite CI +1.28% , Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206262068/composite ALXN -1.58% , Synchrony Financial /zigman2/quotes/203661733/composite SYF +0.91% , Global Medical REIT Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202466721/composite GMRE +1.28% , Investors Real Estate Trust /zigman2/quotes/203424196/composite IRET +2.55% , and CPI Card Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208314020/composite PMTS 0.00% on a fundamental level and outlines the overall demand for their products and services in addition to an in-depth review of the business strategy, management discussion, and overall direction going forward. Several excerpts from the recently released reports are available to today's readers below.

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Important Notice: the following excerpts are not designed to be standalone summaries and as such, important information may be missing from these samples. Please download the entire research report, free of charge, to ensure you are reading all relevant material information. All information in this release was accessed January 23rd, 2019. Percentage calculations are performed after rounding. All amounts in millions (MM), except per share amounts.

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CIGNA CORPORATION (CI) REPORT OVERVIEW

Cigna's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended September 30th, 2018 vs September 30th, 2017, Cigna reported revenue of $11,457.00MM vs $10,489.00MM (up 9.23%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $3.18 vs $2.25 (up 41.33%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Cigna reported revenue of $41,616.00MM vs $39,668.00MM (up 4.91%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $8.92 vs $7.31 (up 22.02%). Analysts expect earnings to be released on February 1st, 2019. The report will be for the fiscal period ending December 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.94. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $17.00 and is expected to report on February 1st, 2019.

To read the full Cigna Corporation (CI) report, download it here: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=CI

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ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (ALXN) REPORT OVERVIEW

Alexion Pharmaceuticals' Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended September 30th, 2018 vs September 30th, 2017, Alexion Pharmaceuticals reported revenue of $1,026.50MM vs $859.10MM (up 19.49%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $1.48 vs $0.35 (up 322.86%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Alexion Pharmaceuticals reported revenue of $3,551.10MM vs $3,084.10MM (up 15.14%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $1.98 vs $1.78 (up 11.24%). Analysts expect earnings to be released on February 4th, 2019. The report will be for the fiscal period ending December 31st, 2018. Reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.28.

To read the full Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) report, download it here: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=ALXN

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SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL (SYF) REPORT OVERVIEW

Synchrony Financial's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended September 30th, 2018 vs September 30th, 2017, Synchrony Financial reported interest income of $4,694.00MM vs $4,233.00MM (up 10.89%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $0.91 vs $0.70 (up 30.00%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Synchrony Financial reported interest income of $16,407.00MM vs $14,778.00MM (up 11.02%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $2.43 vs $2.71 (down 10.33%). Analysts expect earnings to be released on April 19th, 2019. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2019. Reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.83. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $4.61 and is expected to report on January 22nd, 2020.

To read the full Synchrony Financial (SYF) report, download it here: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=SYF

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/zigman2/quotes/208431372/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 166.88
+2.11 +1.28%
Volume: 2.03M
Oct. 18, 2019 6:30p
P/E Ratio
15.24
Dividend Yield
0.02%
Market Cap
$63.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
$658,753
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/zigman2/quotes/206262068/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 98.41
-1.58 -1.58%
Volume: 1.62M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
16.63
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$22.07 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.56M
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 34.29
+0.31 +0.91%
Volume: 7.09M
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P/E Ratio
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Dividend Yield
2.57%
Market Cap
$22.75 billion
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 11.85
+0.15 +1.28%
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P/E Ratio
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Dividend Yield
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Market Cap
$419.45 million
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