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Global Expansions, Acquisitions, Sale Completions, New Agreements, and Appointments - Analyst Notes on Ingram Micro, XPO, Graham Holdings, Dillard's, and DeVry

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NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), Graham Holdings (NYSE: GHC), Dillard's Inc. (NYSE: DDS), and DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

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Ingram Micro Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, Ingram Micro Inc. (Ingram Micro) announced the global expansion of Ingram Micro Cloud, the leading cloud services aggregator and provider, into a worldwide services organization that will help speed up the adoption of cloud services. According to the Company, Ingram Micro Cloud has expanded its reach to 170 countries. Leading the expansion, Nimesh Dave, Executive Vice President of Global Cloud Computing commented, "The global opportunity around cloud services continues to grow rapidly as businesses and consumers move to anywhere, anytime secure computing. As a global organization, Ingram Micro Cloud is strategically aligned with the future of technology, as well as to channel partners and IT professionals that want to simplify, scale and successfully sell cloud services." The full analyst notes on Ingram Micro Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04042014/IM/report.pdf

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XPO Logistics, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, XPO Logistics, Inc. (XPO) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pacer International, Inc. (Pacer), making the Company the third-largest provider of intermodal services in North America and the largest intermodal provider in cross-border Mexico. XPO informed that the acquisition was completed in a stock and cash deal valued at approximately $335 million. Bradley Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of XPO said, "We now have a strong platform that fits our customer-centric culture and can support considerably more scale as we continue to grow our multi-modal services to shippers. Over the past few months, every functional area of XPO has been involved in creating a detailed integration plan that we start executing today, along with immediate cross-selling to our combined customer base." In addition, Pacer's former CEO, Daniel Avramovich, has assumed the post of XPO's Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, and will report directly to Jacobs. The full analyst notes on XPO Logistics, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04042014/XPO/report.pdf

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Graham Holdings Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, Graham Holdings (Graham) announced that it has received gross cash distribution from Classified Ventures' sale of Apartments.com of approximately $95 million. The Company owns a 16.5% interest in Classified Ventures. In addition, the Company also informed that it has completed the sale of its headquarters building to Carr Properties for nearly $158 million. The sale of the headquarters was contingent upon the successful completion of a due diligence period and was closed on March 27, 2014. The full analyst notes on Graham Holdings are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04042014/GHC/report.pdf

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Dillard's Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, Dillard's Inc. (Dillard's) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Wells Fargo & Company (Wells Fargo) to fund, issue, and service Dillard's-branded private label and co-brand credit cards. In addition, its cardholder loyalty program will also be managed by Wells Fargo. Dillard's said that the program agreement, which has a ten year term, is expected to become operational in Q4 2014. Dillard's President Alex Dillard said, "We are pleased with this new partnership on many levels, from the financial arrangements to our shared vision for future program growth. We talked with a number of potential bank partners and we believe Wells Fargo's vision for the success of our credit card program is completely aligned with ours. We are looking forward to a very rewarding partnership with Wells Fargo." The full analyst notes on Dillard's Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04042014/DDS/report.pdf

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DeVry Education Group Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), a part of DeVry Education Group Inc. (formerly DeVry Inc.), announced the appointment of Dr. Arve Lee Willingham as its first director of the One Health Center for Zoonoses and Tropical Veterinary Medicine. According to the Company, the center focuses on zoonotic and other infectious diseases affecting livestock production and public health, as well as providing RUSVM students with opportunities to participate in research projects related to the focus of the center. Dr. Willingham said, "Zoonotic diseases can spread from animals to humans or vice versa, often causing extreme symptoms. At our One Health Center, we plan to study such diseases to understand how different infectious agents affect people's health and livelihoods, especially within the tropical and lesser-developed Caribbean region." The Company also informed that Dr. Willingham will be responsible for promoting collaborative research opportunities with organizations around the world, as well as encouraging interdisciplinary research between RUSVM's research centers and other veterinary medicine and public health institutions. The full analyst notes on DeVry Education Group Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04042014/DV/report.pdf

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