New Research Coverage Highlights Barnes & Noble, The Blackstone Group, Hill-Rom, UGI, Fortive, and LightPath Technologies — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2018

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NEW YORK, April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC), UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV), and LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH), 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.

BKS DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=BKS
BX DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=BX
HRC DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=HRC
UGI DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=UGI
FTV DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=FTV
LPTH DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=LPTH

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The new research reports from Fundamental Markets, available for free download at the links above, examine Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC), UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV), and LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) 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 April 17th, 2018. Percentage calculations are performed after rounding. All amounts in millions (MM), except per share amounts.

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BARNES & NOBLE, INC. (BKS) REPORT OVERVIEW

Barnes & Noble's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended January 31st, 2018 vs January 31st, 2017, Barnes & Noble reported revenue of $1,231.77MM vs $1,300.91MM (down 5.31%) and basic earnings per share -$0.87 vs $0.97. For the twelve months ended April 30th, 2017 vs April 30th, 2016, Barnes & Noble reported revenue of $3,894.56MM vs $4,163.84MM (down 6.47%) and basic earnings per share $0.30 vs -$0.49. Barnes & Noble is expected to report earnings on June 28th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending April 30th, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was -$0.19.

To read the full Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=BKS

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THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P. (BX) REPORT OVERVIEW

The Blackstone Group's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, The Blackstone Group reported revenue of $1,882.20MM vs $1,569.37MM (up 19.93%) and basic earnings per share $0.41 vs $0.56 (down 26.79%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, The Blackstone Group reported revenue of $7,119.05MM vs $5,125.83MM (up 38.89%) and basic earnings per share $2.21 vs $1.60 (up 38.13%). The Blackstone Group is expected to report earnings on April 19th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.82. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $3.24 and is expected to report on February 7th, 2019.

To read the full The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=BX

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HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. (HRC) REPORT OVERVIEW

Hill-Rom's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Hill-Rom reported revenue of $669.70MM vs $637.40MM (up 5.07%) and basic earnings per share $1.34 vs $0.36 (up 272.22%). For the twelve months ended September 30th, 2017 vs September 30th, 2016, Hill-Rom reported revenue of $2,743.70MM vs $2,655.20MM (up 3.33%) and basic earnings per share $2.04 vs $1.90 (up 7.37%). Hill-Rom is expected to report earnings on April 27th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.88.

To read the full Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (HRC) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=HRC

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UGI CORPORATION (UGI) REPORT OVERVIEW

UGI's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, UGI reported revenue of $2,125.20MM vs $1,679.50MM (up 26.54%) and basic earnings per share $2.11 vs $1.33 (up 58.65%). For the twelve months ended September 30th, 2017 vs September 30th, 2016, UGI reported revenue of $6,120.70MM vs $5,685.70MM (up 7.65%) and basic earnings per share $2.51 vs $2.11 (up 18.96%). UGI is expected to report earnings on May 2nd, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.31.

To read the full UGI Corporation (UGI) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=UGI

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FORTIVE CORPORATION (FTV) REPORT OVERVIEW

Fortive's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Fortive reported revenue of $1,806.70MM vs $1,627.10MM (up 11.04%) and basic earnings per share $0.97 vs $0.64 (up 51.56%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Fortive reported revenue of $6,656.00MM vs $6,224.30MM (up 6.94%) and basic earnings per share $3.01 vs $2.52 (up 19.44%). Fortive is expected to report earnings on April 26th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.60. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $3.65 and is expected to report on February 14th, 2019.

To read the full Fortive Corporation (FTV) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=FTV

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LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (LPTH) REPORT OVERVIEW

LightPath Technologies' Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, LightPath Technologies reported revenue of $8.36MM vs $5.87MM (up 42.45%) and basic earnings per share $0.02 vs $0.07 (down 71.43%). For the twelve months ended June 30th, 2017 vs June 30th, 2016, LightPath Technologies reported revenue of $28.37MM vs $17.27MM (up 64.24%) and basic earnings per share $0.39 vs $0.09 (up 333.33%). LightPath Technologies is expected to report earnings on May 3rd, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.03.

To read the full LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=LPTH

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