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Chicago, IL – October 5, 2018 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Adobe ADBE, United Technologies UTX, Lockheed Martin LMT, CVS Health CVS and Coca-Cola KO.

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Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

Top Research Reports for Adobe, United Technologies and Lockheed Martin

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 Adobe, United Technologies and Lockheed Martin. 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 >>>

Buy-rankedAdobe’s shares have gained +80% over the past one year, outperforming the Zacks Software industry which has increased +37.7% over the same period. The Zacks analyst thinks Adobe’s creative products are continuing to drive its top-line growth.

The company is currently benefiting from strong demand for its innovative solutions and growing subscriptions for its cloud application. Adobe has been making great efforts toward establishing its presence in cloud-related software areas such as documents and marketing. Adobe Experience Manager, which enables brands to offer a personalized experience, is also witnessing robust growth.

Adobe’s market position, compelling product lines, continued innovation, solid adoption of Creative Cloud and Adobe marketing cloud are major positives. However, lower end-market demand and exposure to Europe remain overhangs.

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

Shares of Buy-rankedUnited Technologies have gained +12.8% over the past three months, outperforming the Zacks Diversified Operations industry, which has increased +7.3% over the same period. The company continues to invest in innovative products through higher engineering spend, delivering value to its customers and securing orders that will drive top line growth in future.

The Zacks analyst thinks stronger Otis, Climate Control and Security, Pratt & Whitney and Aerospace Systems sales will continue to drive the company's revenues. Also, the buyout of S2 Security (completed recently) will help in solidifying the company's UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment.

Moreover, the company has received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice from the acquisition of Rockwell Collins. Higher revenues and cost-cutting measures will help in boosting the company's profitability in the quarters ahead. In the past 60 days, earnings estimates on the stock remained stable for 2018 while increased for 2019.

(You can read the full research report on United Technologies here >>>).

Buy-rankedLockheed Martin’s shares have gained +10.4% over the past one year, underperforming the Zacks Aerospace Defense sector, which has gained +24% over the same period. The Zacks analyst emphasizes that Lockheed Martin, being the largest defense contractor in the world, enjoys a strong demand for its high-end military equipment in domestic as well as international markets.

Consequently, strong order growth has been a primary growth driver for this company. Lately, the company has been witnessing strong demand for its equipment, ranging from C-130J aircraft in France and Germany to helicopters in Poland to missile defense systems in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Middle East regions.

The company continues to be a strong cash generator, helping it to take important cash deployment decisions. However, the company faces intense competition for its broad portfolio of products and services in both domestic and international markets.

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

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include CVS Health and Coca-Cola.

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