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Benzinga's Top Picks Of The Week: Disney, Netflix, BlackBerry And More

Nelson Hem
  • Benzinga has featured a look at many investor favorite stocks over the past week.
  • That includes two popular entertainment providers and a personal products giant that are worth a closer look now.
  • Three very different technology picks that have rosy prospects were also examined.

The second quarter kicked off this past week, and despite a nice pop mid-week, the broader markets ended the week lower in the wake of a shaky jobs report and the launch of U.S. military action in Syria late in the week. The following are just a few investor favorite stocks featured by Benzinga during the past week.

Some Consumer Favorites

"Arguments By Disney Bulls And Bears Each Have Merit" by Jim Swanson points out that shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) have rallied since the U.S. Presidential election, as have most media stocks, on expectations of tax reform and reflation. See why one analyst sees merit in both the bull and bear cases.

In "Why Netflix Shares Cannot Be Valued Using Traditional Metrics," Brett Hershman examines how being a large-cap company that consistently delivers 20 percent or more organic top-line growth sets Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) apart. And there is that heavy push for investment in original content to factor in as well.

Jayson Derrick's "Unilever Is 'Highly Energized' Following A Failed Takeover By Kraft" takes a look at why the failed takeover of Unilever plc (NYSE: UL) by Kraft Heinz Co (NYSE: KHC) earlier this year has left the former company "highly energized." Will changes at Unilever open the door again to mergers and acquisitions?

See also: The Importance Of Revenues And Revenue Growth

A Few Tech Picks

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) sales aren't slowing, even if its shares have been, according to "What One Analyst Thinks Will Get Nvidia's Stock Going Again " by Shanthi Rexaline. See both the bull and bear arguments and discover whether NVIDIA remains one of the market's best growth stories.

In Jim Swanson's "BlackBerry Has Become A Story Of Continued Progress And Diminishing Headwinds," see how BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY) continues to make progress in its shift to software and services, even as it faces emerging growth opportunities. The company did beat fourth-quarter earnings estimates.

"JPMorgan Lists 7 Reasons Why Twilio Is A Buy" by Wayne Duggan indicates that Twilio Inc (NYSE: TWLO) shares saw a nice boost late in the week after receiving a major vote of confidence from JPMorgan. Discover what the analyst sees in the San Francisco–based cloud communications company.

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