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NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), and iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register


Apple  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 18, 2014, Apple Inc. (Apple) announced that iPad® with Retina® display replaces the iPad 2 as the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The Company noted that the fourth generation iPad comes with iOS 7. "Now for $399 customers can get iPad with a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display, fast A6X chip, and 5MP iSight camera, offering a dramatic upgrade in power, performance and value compared to the iPad 2 it replaces," said Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple. "The iPad line sets the gold-standard in mobile computing and all iPads have access to the largest and best ecosystem of more than 500,000 iPad optimized apps from the App Store." The full analyst notes on Apple Inc. are available to download free of charge at:



Whirlpool  Corporation  Analyst  Notes

On March 14, 2014, Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) announced its plans to invest $40.0 million to nearly double the size of its Greenville, Ohio small appliance manufacturing facility. The Company noted that it expects the expansion to generate approximately 400 new jobs by 2018. "With several global options for this project, our decision to expand our Greenville, Ohio facility is another way Whirlpool continues to demonstrate our commitment to American manufacturing. As the KitchenAid brand continues to expand its small appliance portfolio globally, this major expansion will ensure Greenville remains the manufacturing hub of our small appliance business," said Jeff Fettig, Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool. The full analyst notes on Whirlpool Corporation are available to download free of charge at:



VeriFone  Systems,  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 18, 2014, VeriFone Systems, Inc. (VeriFone) announced partnership with XPIENT Solutions to provide payment-as-a-service (PAAS) solution for quick service restaurant (QSR) and fast-casual dining markets. Under the partnership, XPIENT's IRIS POS (point-of-sale) application is integrated with VeriFone's PAAS solution, the VeriFone Point, designed to enable restaurant operators to future-proof payment infrastructure for EMV and NFC payment acceptance while enhancing data security. "Through our partnership with XPIENT, restaurants now have the flexible and reliable bundle of best-in-class hardware, software and services they need to quickly and easily adapt to changing security mandates and bolster their point of sale to accept EMV credit cards, mobile and other types of alternative payments," said Jennifer Miles, President of VeriFone Americas. The full analyst notes on VeriFone Systems, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:



Hasbro,  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 19, 2014, Hasbro, Inc. (Hasbro) announced that it has been named as a winner of the Climate Leadership Awards for the second time. The Company was recognized for its exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change. Hasbro was honored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry, for the Company's leadership in managing and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, Hasbro also announced that it has received the Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management - Goal Setting Certificate, as well as the LEED® Gold certification by the US Green Building Council for the Company's recently renovated facility in Providence, Rhode Island. The full analyst notes on Hasbro, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:



iRobot  Corporation  Analyst  Notes

On March 17, 2014, iRobot Corporation (iRobot) announced the availability of its Ava® 500 video collaboration robot. The Company informed that the Ava 500 is now ready for delivery in the US, Canada, and select European markets through select certified Cisco resellers. "Since announcing a joint marketing agreement and alliance with Cisco to bring Ava 500 to market in June, iRobot has completed a beta program and field trials at various sites, including Fortune 500 companies," said Youssef Saleh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of iRobot's Remote Presence business unit. "We have also made great strides by establishing a sales channel that is ready to provide training and installation services. iRobot is committed to continuing its work with Cisco and its channel partners to bring Ava 500 to customers worldwide." The full analyst notes on iRobot Corporation are available to download free of charge at:



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