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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Apple, Adobe, Anheuser-Busch, Tesla and General Mills

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Chicago, IL – November 22, 2017 – 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 Apple AAPL, Adobe ADBE, Anheuser-Busch BUD, Tesla TSLA and General Mills GIS.

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Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

Top Analyst Reports for Apple, Adobe and Anheuser Busch

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 Apple, Adobe and Anheuser-Busch. 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 >>>

Apple’s shares are up +46.7% in the year-to-date period, handily outperforming the S&P 500 (up +15.7%) and the Zacks Technology sector (up +27.3%). Apple reported spectacular fourth quarter fiscal 2017 results with both top and bottom lines beating expectations. Steady iPhone sales, spurt in Services segment and a resurgent Macs and iPad business backed the impressive results.

Business in China saw massive reacceleration driven by iPhone, Services and Mac sales. In India revenues grew twofold. The company also gave a very encouraging outlook for the current quarter, which includes the holiday season, given the anticipation of strong performance by its latest smartphone, iPhone X.

Going forward, the Zacks analyst thinks foray into fast-growing technologies like automobile, AI & AR/VR are long-term drivers. But the new iPhone X at $999 is quite pricey, particularly for cost-sensitive markets like India. Intensifying competition from cheaper Chinese handset-makers cannot be ignored.

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

Shares of Adobe have gained +77.1% year to date, outperforming the Zacks Software industry which has increased +35.7% over the same period. The company’s fiscal third quarter earnings exceeded expectations backed by demand for the company’s Creative Cloud software tools.

The Zacks analyst likes Adobe’s market position, compelling product lines, continued innovation, solid adoption of Creative Cloud and Adobe marketing cloud.  Also, its acquisition of TubeMogul will help the company to build its position in the expanding Digital Marketing space. However, end-market recovery appears slow, which remains a matter of concern.

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

Anheuser-Busch’s shares have underperformed the Zacks Alcoholic Beverages industry so far this year (+9.6% vs. +20.3%), largely due to the company’s dismal earnings history. The company’s last reported quarter marked its seventh straight earnings miss, while revenues missed expectations for the second consecutive quarter.

However, the Zacks analyst likes Anheuser-Busch’s robust brand portfolio and solid geographical reach. The company keeps introducing near beer alternatives, along with no- and low-alcohol beers to resonate with changing consumer demand. Anheuser-Busch is also likely to benefit from its constant expansion in the craft beer space, given the rising demand for this beer category.

Furthermore, SABMiller’s buyout has helped it gain a dominant share in the global beer market. However, it continues to anticipate increased cost of sales, owing to lingering currency woes and growth of premium brands. Also, volatility in some of key regions remains a threat.

(You can read the full research report on Anheuser-Busch here >>>).

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Tesla and General Mills.

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