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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Boeing, NVIDIA, Las Vegas Sands, FedEx and NetApp

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Chicago, IL – August 22, 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 Boeing BA, NVIDIA NVDA, Las Vegas Sands LVS, FedEx FDX and NetApp NTAP.

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Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

Top Research Reports for Boeing, NVIDIA and Las Vegas Sands

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 Boeing, NVIDIA and Las Vegas Sands. 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 >>>

Boeing’s shares have surged +46.3% in the past year, outperforming the Zacks Aerospace & Defense sector, which gained +22.3% during the same time period. The Zacks analyst emphasizes that the company is the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world in terms of revenues, orders and deliveries.

Considering the huge global demand for commercial jets, Boeing has been enjoying an enormous flow of orders from all over the world. In this regard, the company’s 20-year market outlook forecasts commercial jetliner demand to increase by 4.1%. Boeing expects single-aisle jets to be the major driver behind this demand growth.

However, the aerospace giant continues to face challenges from stiff competition. For the company’s 747 model, weak demand for large commercial passenger and freighter aircraft accompanied with slower-than-expected growth of global freight traffic continue to create market uncertainties. Entrance of new competitors in the aerospace market may impact the top and bottom line of the company.

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

Shares of NVIDIA have surged year to date, gaining +28.1% versus the Zacks General Semiconductor industry’s +8.2% increase. NVIDIA posted stellar second-quarter results wherein the company registered year-over-year growth on both counts, primarily stemming from growth across all four platforms.

Also, higher-than-anticipated demand for its gaming chips led to the encouraging results. Notably, growing e-sports & migration to cloud are driving demand for NVIDIA’s GPUs in the gaming & datacenter markets. Furthermore, the Zacks analyst thinks NVIDIA’s innovative product pipeline and strength in gaming and high-end notebook GPUs keep it well positioned.

Higher adoption of NVIDIA’s Volta processors is likely to act as a catalyst in the near term. Nevertheless, recent developments like suspension of test drives for all its driverless vehicles and lack of contribution from cryptocurrency miners leads to caution about its near-term performance.

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

Las Vegas Sands’ shares have gained +8.3% over the past year, outperforming the Zacks Gaming industry’s increase of +1.7%. The Zacks analyst thinks this trend might continue as the company’s top and bottom-line growth remains impressive.

Although the company’s earnings missed expectations in second-quarter 2018, it delivered a positive earnings surprise in the preceding five quarters. Also, EBITDA margins have been improving consistently owing to focus on the mass and non-gaming segments, which carry higher margins.

Furthermore, Las Vegas Sands remains focused on a convention-based Integrated Resort business model. Notably, this model helps in generating the most diversified set of cash flows and profit from non-gaming segments besides bringing unsurpassed economic and diversification benefits to the regions in which it operates.

However, high debt remains a major concern. Additionally, the company might fail to finance its upcoming projects due a debt burden.

(You can read the full research report on Las Vegas Sands here >>>).

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include FedEx and NetApp.

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