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Market Trends Toward New Normal in Cohen & Steers, Achaogen, Ares Commercial Real Estate, CONMED, Marcus, and First Defiance Financial — Emerging Consolidated Expectations, Analyst Ratings

NEW YORK, May 02, 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 Cohen & Steers Inc (CNS), Achaogen, Inc. (AKAO), Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (ACRE), CONMED Corporation (CNMD), Marcus Corporation (MCS), and First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF), 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.

CNS DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=CNS
AKAO DOWNLOAD:
http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=AKAO
ACRE DOWNLOAD:
http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=ACRE
CNMD DOWNLOAD:
http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=CNMD
MCS DOWNLOAD:
http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=MCS
FDEF DOWNLOAD:
http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=FDEF

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The new research reports from Fundamental Markets, available for free download at the links above, examine Cohen & Steers Inc (CNS), Achaogen, Inc. (AKAO), Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (ACRE), CONMED Corporation (CNMD), Marcus Corporation (MCS), and First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) 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 30th, 2018. Percentage calculations are performed after rounding. All amounts in millions (MM), except per share amounts.

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COHEN & STEERS INC (CNS) REPORT OVERVIEW

Cohen & Steers' Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Cohen & Steers reported revenue of $99.34MM vs $89.43MM (up 11.08%) and basic earnings per share $0.43 vs $0.57 (down 24.56%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Cohen & Steers reported revenue of $378.19MM vs $349.88MM (up 8.09%) and basic earnings per share $1.98 vs $2.02 (down 1.98%). Cohen & Steers is expected to report earnings on July 18th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending June 30th, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.50. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $2.56 and is expected to report on January 23rd, 2019.

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

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ACHAOGEN, INC. (AKAO) REPORT OVERVIEW

Achaogen's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Achaogen reported revenue of $1.87MM vs $10.73MM (down 82.59%) and basic earnings per share -$0.85 vs -$1.06. For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Achaogen reported revenue of $11.18MM vs $41.77MM (down 73.25%) and basic earnings per share -$3.17 vs -$3.00.

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

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ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION (ACRE) REPORT OVERVIEW

Ares Commercial Real Estate's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Ares Commercial Real Estate reported revenue of -$2.95MM vs $3.59MM and basic earnings per share $0.21 vs $0.28 (down 25.00%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Ares Commercial Real Estate reported revenue of $46.35MM vs $45.11MM (up 2.75%) and basic earnings per share $1.07 vs $1.42 (down 24.65%).

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

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CONMED CORPORATION (CNMD) REPORT OVERVIEW

CONMED's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended March 31st, 2018 vs March 31st, 2017, CONMED reported revenue of $202.06MM vs $186.57MM (up 8.31%) and basic earnings per share $0.38 vs -$0.16. For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, CONMED reported revenue of $796.39MM vs $763.52MM (up 4.31%) and basic earnings per share $1.99 vs $0.53 (up 275.47%). CONMED is expected to report earnings on July 25th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending June 30th, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.41. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $2.41 and is expected to report on January 30th, 2019.

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

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MARCUS CORPORATION (MCS) REPORT OVERVIEW

Marcus' Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Marcus reported revenue of $158.17MM vs $138.75MM (up 14.00%) and basic earnings per share $1.25 vs $0.32 (up 287.89%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Marcus reported revenue of $622.71MM vs $543.86MM (up 14.50%) and basic earnings per share $2.34 vs $1.38 (up 69.57%). Marcus is expected to report earnings on July 26th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending June 30th, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.36. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $1.85 and is expected to report on February 28th, 2019.

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

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FIRST DEFIANCE FINANCIAL CORP. (FDEF) REPORT OVERVIEW

First Defiance Financial's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, First Defiance Financial reported interest income of $28.53MM vs $22.77MM (up 25.28%) and basic earnings per share $0.95 vs $0.82 (up 15.85%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, First Defiance Financial reported interest income of $108.10MM vs $87.38MM (up 23.71%) and basic earnings per share $3.23 vs $3.21 (up 0.62%). First Defiance Financial is expected to report earnings on July 16th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending June 30th, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.82. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $4.41 and is expected to report on January 28th, 2019.

To read the full First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=FDEF

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