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Chicago, IL – February 24, 2022 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the analyst blog. Every day, Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN, The Home Depot, Inc. HD, PetroChina Company Ltd. PTR, Deere & Company DE and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. MUFG.
Here are highlights from Wednesday’s analyst blog:
Top analyst reports for Amazon, Home Depot and PetroChina
Zacks Research Daily features top research results from our team of analysts. Today’s Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Amazon.com, Inc., Home Depot, Inc.and PetroChina Company Ltd. These research reports have been handpicked from the approximately 70 reports published today by our team of analysts.
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Shares of Amazon have outperformed the Zacks Internet – Commerce sector over the past two years (+49.5% vs -24.5%). Amazon’s fourth-quarter results were driven by strong momentum from Prime and AWS, according to the Zacks analyst. Ultra-fast delivery services and the expansion of the content portfolio have been beneficial.
In addition, the strengthening of relationships with third-party vendors has been positive. Another tailwind was Amazon Music’s strong momentum. The strengthening of its portfolio of AWS services and its growing rate of adoption have also contributed to this. Additionally, improved Alexa skills along with robust smart home product offerings have been tailwinds.
Amazon’s strong global presence and solid momentum with small and medium-sized businesses remain positive. Growing capacities in grocery stores, pharmacies, Amazon Care, Kuiper and Zoox remain other bright spots. However, spending growth due to supply chain constraints and labor shortages remains a concern.
(You can read the full research report on Amazon here >>>)
Shares of Home deposit outperformed the Zacks Building Products – Retail segment over the past year (+21.7% vs. +20.9%). The Zacks analyst believes the stock’s momentum can be attributed to the robust surprise trend, which continued into the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.
The company reported its seventh consecutive quarter of earnings and sales in the fourth fiscal quarter. Results achieved thanks to strong demand for home improvement projects, robust housing market trends and ongoing investments. The business also benefited from continued strength in the Pro and DIY categories as well as digital momentum.
Its interconnected retail strategy and underlying technology infrastructure has helped to steadily increase web traffic over the past few quarters, which has boosted digital sales. However, the company reported low gross margins in the fourth quarter, due to higher cost of goods sold. Supply chain headwinds also hurt results to some extent.
(You can read the full Home Depot research report here >>>)
Shares of PetroChina outperformed the industry Zacks Oil and Gas – Integrated – International over the past year (+44.3% vs. +30.5%). The Zacks analyst believes that with higher energy prices supporting the public giant’s exploration and production segment, the stock should rise further. As the nine-month results show, PetroChina’s upstream segment benefited from the recovery in oil prices. The unit posted an operating profit of RMB 58.4 billion, almost triple the profit of the previous year.
As one of two integrated Chinese oil companies, PetroChina is already well positioned to take advantage of the country’s growing demand for natural gas. The company’s natural gas business offers lucrative growth prospects in the coming years as China transitions from coal to natural gas. Therefore, PetroChina is a preferred energy company to own now.
(You can read the full research report on PetroChina here >>>)
Other noteworthy reports we are presenting today include Deere & Company and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc..
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