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Renewed Agreements, Financial Results, Update on Acquisition, Executive Appointments, and Strategic Resource Planning - Research Reports on CBS, Pier 1, Dollar Tree, GNC and UPS

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NEW YORK, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS), Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC) and United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

CBS Corporation Research Reports
On September 15, 2014, CBS Corporation (CBS) announced a comprehensive deal that renews all of Media General Inc.'s (Media General) existing station affiliation agreements. "We are excited to continue working with Media General to serve millions of viewers throughout the country," said Ray Hopkins, President, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation. "Nearly all of Media General's CBS affiliates are #1 in their markets, and we are glad to see that they recognize the value our programming brings to their business." George L. Mahoney, President and CEO of Media General, added, "We're pleased to have signed long-term agreements for all of our CBS stations, covering 12 markets nationwide. These agreements strengthen our important partnership with CBS and enable us to continue providing our viewers with high-quality network programming." The full research reports on CBS are available to download free of charge at:

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Research Reports
On September 17, 2014, Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (Pier 1) announced its Q2 FY 2015 (period ended August 30, 2014) financial results with net sales reported at $418.6 million up 5.8% YoY. Pier 1's comparable sales increased 4.5% YoY during the quarter, driven by growth in brand traffic, conversion and average ticket. EBITDA came in at $28.1 million versus $38.8 million in Q2 FY 2014. Net income stood at $9.2 million or $0.10 per diluted share compared to $17.8 million or $0.17 per diluted share in Q2 FY 2014. "The pace of growth of e-Commerce sales remains high, with sales penetration nearing 10% this quarter," said Alex W. Smith, President and CEO. For full-year FY 2015, Pier 1 anticipates comparable sales growth, which includes e-Commerce, in the mid- to high-single digits, and diluted EPS to be in the range of $0.95 to $1.05. The full research reports on Pier 1 are available to download free of charge at:

Dollar Tree, Inc. Research Reports
On September 9, 2014, Dollar Tree, Inc. (Dollar Tree) and Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (Family Dollar) announced that, as expected, the two companies have each received a request for additional information ("second request") from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") in connection with Dollar Tree's pending acquisition of Family Dollar. Dollar Tree informed that the second request was issued under notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR Act"). According to the Company, the request would extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 30 days after Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have substantially complied with the request, unless that period is extended voluntarily by the parties or terminated sooner by the FTC. Dollar Tree added that the two companies intend to cooperate fully with the FTC, are confident that regulatory approval will be obtained, and expect to close the transaction as early as the end of November 2014. The full research reports on Dollar Tree are available to download free of charge at:

GNC Holdings Inc. Research Reports
On September 18, 2014, GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) announced the addition of two experienced retail executives to its leadership team. According to the Company, Jeffrey R. Hennion has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer, while Daisy Vanderlinde joins the Company as Chief Human Resource Officer. In addition, Carl Seletz, GNC's Senior Vice President of International Business Development, will assume the additional responsibility of leading its domestic and international franchise operations. Prior to his new role, Mr. Hennion served as President and CFO of Branding Brand - a leading mobile commerce provider - while Ms. Vanderlinde is a human resources professional with more than 30 years of experience guiding organizations in areas such as strategic planning, change management, talent acquisition, and leadership development. The full research reports on GNC are available to download free of charge at:

United Parcel Service, Inc. Research Reports
On September 16, 2014, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) announced that it intends to hire between 90,000 - 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that will start in October and continue through January 2015. UPS informed that job seekers can apply for the said opportunities by visiting its jobs website. "We have initial volume forecasts from our customers and are starting the hiring process for our temporary peak season jobs," said John McDevitt, UPS Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations. "We have needs throughout the United States and anticipate more applicants this year than in 2013. Individuals who begin employment at UPS during the holiday season have the opportunity to pursue a permanent position afterwards." The full research reports on UPS are available to download free of charge at:

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