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NEW YORK, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: NOK), Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (ADR) (NYSE: YGE), and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

International Business Machines Corp. Research Report

On December 30, 2013, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) reported that the Company and San Miguel Pure Foods Company, Inc. (SMPFC) have signed a five-year strategic agreement to optimize the delivery of IT operations support and efficiently address the computing requirements of SMPFC. IBM said that under the agreement, it will offer desktop management services to SMPFC, including hardware deployment, end user support, and asset management and tracking. Mariels Almeda Winhoffer, President and Country General Manager of IBM Philippines, stated, "IBM is looking forward to this long-term strategic partnership that will help bolster SMPFC's leadership position and empower them to become a smarter enterprise. By providing them with a cohesive IT support system, we hope to contribute to the company's vision of becoming an even stronger food company in the region." The Full Research Report on International Business Machines Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Crown Castle International Corp. Research Report

On December 31, 2013, Crown Castle International Corp. (Crown Castle) announced that the quarterly dividend on the Company's 4.50% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock will be paid in cash at a rate of c.$1.16 per share on February 3, 2014 to holders of record on January 15, 2014. The Full Research Report on Crown Castle International Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Nokia Corporation (ADR) Research Report

On December 30, 2013, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (Nokia) announced that Jesper Ovesen will resign as Executive Chairman of Nokia Solutions and Networks, the telecoms infrastructure business of the group. The Company said that he is due to step down as Executive Chairman after closing of the transaction under which Nokia is selling substantially all of its Devices and Services business to Microsoft, which the Company expects will occur in Q1 2014. Nokia added that Jesper Ovesen will continue to serve in an advisory role for a period after the transaction closes. Nokia Chairman and CEO Risto Siilasmaa, said, "We thank Jesper for lending the full breadth of his restructuring and change management expertise and for playing a critical part in building a stronger NSN. We wish Jesper well for the future." The Full Research Report on Nokia Corporation (ADR) - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (ADR) Research Report

On January 2, 2014, Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Yingli Green Energy) announced that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited (Yingli China), has entered into an agreement to create a joint venture with Shuozhou Coal Power Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Datong Coal Mine Group Co. Ltd. According to the Company, the joint venture will develop and construct solar power plants in Shuozhou city, Shanxi province. Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and CEO of Yingli Green Energy, commented, "This partnership provides Yingli Solar with a strategic avenue to expand our domestic downstream business. By leveraging advantages of both companies, we will be able to accelerate the project development and bring significant benefits to all parties involved." The Full Research Report on Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (ADR) - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Trina Solar Limited (ADR) Research Report

On December 30, 2013, Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (Trina Solar) announced that the Company has signed an investment framework agreement with Turpan Prefecture's local government authority for developing a 1GW ground-mounted solar power plant project in Xinjiang Region of western China. Trina Solar stated that as part of the agreement, solar power plants totaling 1GW will be constructed in multiple phases over a four year time frame beginning early 2014. According to the Company, first two phases of the project, with installed capacity of 300 MW, are scheduled to be completed by 2014 year-end. Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar, stated, "Trina Solar's position as a global PV industry leader makes us the ideal partner for this exciting new project, which upon completion is slated to be the largest solar power plant project in Xinjiang. Xinjiang's abundant land and solar resources make Turpan an ideal location for this project." The Full Research Report on Trina Solar Limited (ADR) - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



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