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Wednesday, June 9, 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 Intel (INTC), NextEra Energy (NEE), and PetroChina Company (PTR). 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 Intel have underperformed the Zacks General Semiconductor industry in the year-to-date period (+15.8% vs. +23.8%) on lingering uncertainty about the company's ability to streamline its manufacturing operations. The Zacks analyst believes that Intel is likely to benefit from higher demand for its 10 nanometer (nm) SuperFin process-based 11th Gen core processors, due to continuation of remote working and online learning wave amid robust growth in PC market.

Further, Mobileye growth is projected to be driven by design win momentum amid recovering automotive industry through 2021. However, declining average selling price (ASPs), weakness in Internet of Things (IoT) end-markets and production delays pertaining to 7 nm ramp up remain headwinds.

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

NextEra Energy shares have lost -0.5% over the last six months against the Zacks Electric Power industry’s gain of +5.7%. The Zacks analyst believes that NextEra Energy will benefit from its $50-$55 billion capital investment plan to strengthen infrastructure and add more clean assets to the generation portfolio.

Despite the lingering pandemic, NextEra Energy is on course to achieve its long-term growth objectives through solid execution of organic projects, expansion of natural gas pipelines and strategic acquisitions.

Also, the company has ample liquidity to meet its current debt obligations. However, NextEra's operations and profitability are likely to be hampered if the planned nuclear plant outages last longer than expected.

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

Shares of PetroChina have gained +12.6% in the past three months against the Zacks International Integrated Oil industry’s loss of -0.5%. The Zacks analyst believes that PetroChina is well-positioned to capitalize on China’s growing natural gas demand.

The company’s natural gas business offers lucrative growth prospects in the coming years as China moves from coal to natural gas. Moreover, with higher energy production and lower lifting costs supporting the company's exploration and production segment, the stock has a bright future.

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

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Anthem (ANTM), Illumina (ILMN) and Biogen (BIIB).

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Sheraz Mian

Director of Research

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

Strong PC Sales, Mobileye Growth Aids Intel's (INTC) Growth

Steady Investment & Renewable Focus Aid NextEra Energy (NEE)

Higher Production, Lower Costs to Aid PetroChina (PTR)

Featured Reports

Anthem (ANTM) Bets on Solid Top Line & Capital Position

Per the Zacks analyst, Anthem's strong premiums, rise in membership, and strategic initiatives have contributed to top-line growth.

Illumina (ILMN) Banks on Strategic Pacts amid Stiff Rivalry

The Zacks analyst is optimistic about Illumina's expansion strategy through new purchases and strategic partnerships.

Biogen (BIIB) Rides on FDA Nod for Alzheimer's Drug Aduhelm

The Zacks analyst believes that the recent FDA approval of Aduhelm (aducanumab) should bring in huge revenues for Biogen if successfully commercialized.

Rising Demand Aids General Dynamics (GD), Competition Hurts

Per the Zacks analyst, a strong rise in demand for the company's varied defense products leads to organic growth.

Expanding User Base, Content Portfolio Aids SiriusXM (SIRI)

Per the Zacks analyst, SiriusMX is benefiting from strength in subscriber base backed by a solid content portfolio and expanded podcast efforts.

Acquisitions & Product Mix to Buoy CNH Industrial (CNHI)

Per the Zacks analyst, CNH Industrial's buyout of Potenza Technology as well as upgraded product offerings are likely to aid the firm's prospects in the future.

Kellogg's (K) Organic Sales Gain From Coronavirus-Led Demand

Per the Zacks analyst, Kellogg's organic sales have been benefiting from coronavirus-led stockpiling. Notably, during the first quarter, organic sales rose 4% year over year.

New Upgrades

Construction Materials to Drive Carlisle's (CSL) Revenues

Per the Zacks analyst, strong traction of Carlisle's Construction Materials segment, fueled by solid demand for commercial roofing products in the United States and Europe will drive its revenues.

Premium Assets to Aid Macerich's (MAC) Growth Amid Reopening

Per the Zacks analyst, the re-opening of the economy is raising hopes, and with a concentration of premium shopping centers in vibrant markets, Macerich is poised for growth.

Toll Brothers (TOL) Rides on Solid Housing Market Backdrop

Per the Zacks analyst, Toll Brothers is set to gain from solid housing market fundamentals, geographic expansions, and rising orders.

New Downgrades

Loan Growth Aids First Republic (FRC) Despite Increasing Costs

Per Zacks analyst, First Republic benefits from a rise in loan balances, driven by increased loan origination volumes.

Nasdaq (NDAQ) Rides on Acquisitions Amid Escalating Costs

Per the Zacks analyst, buyouts have helped Nasdaq expand the business, which in turn drove the top line. However, elevated expenses continue to weigh on margins.

Colorado Regulatory Landscape to Weigh on PDC Energy (PDCE)

The Zacks analyst believes that Colorado's new oil and gas drilling rules will be a real concern for local operators like PDC Energy, exposing it to an element of uncertainty.

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