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Friday, July 2, 2021

The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Oracle (ORCL), Lockheed Martin (LMT), and Boston Scientific (BSX). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

You can see all of today’s research reports here >>>

Shares of Oracle have outperformed the Zacks Computer Software industry in the year-to-date period (+24% vs. +19.5%). The Zacks analyst believes that Oracle is benefitting from the ongoing momentum across its cloud business, on the back of strong uptake of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services and Autonomous Database offerings.

Further, healthy adoption of cloud-based applications, comprising NetSuite Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Fusion ERP and Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM) bodes well in the long run. However, increased spending on product enhancements amid stiff competition in the cloud market is likely to limit margin expansion, in the near term.

(You can read the full research report on Oracle here >>>)

Lockheed Martin’s shares have gained +11.9% over the last six months against the Zacks Aerospace Defense industry’s gain of +19.3%. The Zacks analyst believes that expansionary U.S. budgetary provisions will boost company’s business.

Further, its F-35 program continues to be a key growth program for the company’s Aeronautics business segments, having delivered 17 production aircraft. Lockheed has a stable liquidity position. However, forced cost reduction initiatives for F-35 program might hamper its operating results in future. Moreover, the company is facing performance issues in some of its products, which in turn may weigh on its results.

(You can read the full research report on Lockheed Martin here >>>)

Shares of Boston Scientific have gained +11.1% in the past three months against the Zacks Medical Products industry’s gain of +2.3%. The Zacks analyst believes that accretive acquisitions and significant progress in the company’s restructuring initiatives buoys optimism.

Further, Boston Scientific is gaining traction in the emerging markets, particularly in the BRIC zone. Meanwhile, the company expects a steady recovery from the pandemic with lesser impact from COVID-19 in the second quarter and more normal procedure levels in second half of 2021. Also, the company’s second-quarter view and the narrowed 2021 guidance are impressive.

(You can read the full research report on Boston Scientific here >>>)

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN), Roper Technologies (ROP) and Eni (E).

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Note: Sheraz Mian heads the Zacks Equity Research department and is a well-regarded expert of aggregate earnings. He is frequently quoted in the print and electronic media and publishes the weekly Earnings Trends and Earnings Preview reports. If you want an email notification each time Sheraz publishes a new article, please click here>>>

Today's Must Read

Oracle (ORCL) Benefits from Strong Uptake of Cloud Solutions

Robust Demand Aids Lockheed (LMT), F-35 program's Cost Hurts

Procedural Gain Aids Boston Scientific (BSX) amid Pandemic

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Network Software Business Aids Roper (ROP), High Debt Hurts

Per the Zacks analyst, strength across Roper's network software and medical product businesses will lend momentum to the company.

Eni (E) Rides on Exploration Campaign in Offshore Indonesia

The Zacks analyst believes that Eni's exploration operations in offshore Indonesia will lead to increased production and boost cash flow.

Business Expansion to Drive O'Reilly (ORLY) Amid Cost Woes

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Acquisitions Aids TransDigm (TDG), Rising Debt Levels Hurt

Per the Zacks analyst, TransDigm strengthens its position in proprietary aerospace components' niche markets, through strategic acquisitions.

Republic Services (RSG) Solid Operations Aid Amid High Debt

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NVR's Banks on Higher Deliveries & Backlog, Cost Woes Stay

Per the Zacks analyst, NVR is likely to gain from robust demand for new homes and a strong order backlog. However, higher land labor and material costs are exerting pressure on the margins.

New Upgrades

HDPE Project, A. Schulman Buyout Aid LyondellBasell (LYB)

According to the Zacks analyst, LyondellBasell will benefit from synergies of the A. Schulman buyout and higher capacity driven by the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) project.

BioMarin (BMRN) Banks on Dwarfism Drug Vosoritide's Approval

The potential approval of Biomarin's key pipeline drug, vosoritide will make it the first and only approved treatment for achondroplasia in the United States, which encourages the Zacks analyst.

Nu Skin (NUS) Benefits From Impressive E-Commerce Operations

Per the Zacks analyst, Nu Skin is gaining on higher online sales amid COVID-19. In its last earnings call, management highlighted that over 90% of the company's revenues come from online transactions.

New Downgrades

Increasing Investments to Counter Stiff Competition Ails AMD

Per the Zacks analyst, increasing expenses on product development amid stiff competition in the traditional PC market and GPU segment is likely to hurt AMD's profitability at least in the near term.

Softness in Travel Retail Unit Ails Brown-Forman (BF.B)

Per the Zacks analyst, Brown-Forman's Travel Retail unit remains affected by the pandemic-led travel bans. Fiscal 2021 sales in this unit, excluding the military channel, fell 48% year over year.

Dull Plasma and Blood Center Franchise Ail Haemonetics (HAE)

The Zacks analyst is worried about Haemonetics sluggish Plasma and Blood Center businesses due to the pandemic-led business disruptions affecting the company's top-line.

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