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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: PayPal, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, Intuit and Equinix

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – March 22, 2021 – 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: PayPal Holdings, Inc. PYPL, Wells Fargo & Company WFC, Lockheed Martin Corporation LMT, Intuit Inc. INTU and Equinix, Inc. EQIX.

Here are highlights from Friday’s Analyst Blog:

Top Research Reports for PayPal, Wells Fargo 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 PayPal, Wells Fargo, 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 >>>

PayPal shares have been under pressure lately as interest rates have moved up, but they have outperformed the Zacks Internet Software industry over the past year (+178% vs. +137.8%). The Zacks analyst believes that PayPal is benefiting from robust growth in total payments volume owing to increasing net new active accounts.

Further, strengthening customer engagement on the company’s platform is a major positive. Furthermore, Venmo’s improving monetization efforts and rising adoption rate across various platforms are aiding the total active accounts growth. Additionally, solid momentum of core peer to peer and PayPal Checkout experiences is a tailwind.

Also, well-performing merchant services are a positive. However, increasing credit loss reserves owing to macroeconomic projections on account of coronavirus is a serious matter of concern.

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

Wells Fargo shares have gained +65.3% over the last six months against the Zacks Major Regional Banks industry’s gain of +62.4%, as the interest rate backdrop has finally become favorable for the group. The Zacks analyst finds the company's efforts to enhance compliance and risk-management capability, along with streamlining initiatives, encouraging.

Also, strong deposits balance depicts robust liquidity position. The company carries less credit risk in case of any economic downturn. Declining expenses due to its cost savings efforts might support bottom-line growth to an extent.

However, Wells Fargo's revenues remain under pressure due to low rates and volatile fee income trend. Also, legal hassles pose a concern. Further, restrictions on asset growth placed by Federal reserve, has taken a toll on the company's loan growth ability.

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

Shares of Lockheed Martin have gained +0.6% in the past three months against the Zacks Aerospace Defense industry’s gain of +10.9%. The Zacks analyst believes that expansionary U.S. budgetary provisions will immensely boost this defense prime’s business.

Its F-35 program continues to be a key growth driver for the company’s Aeronautics business segment, having added 120 aircraft in 2020. It has a stable liquidity position. However, forced cost reduction initiatives for F-35 program might hamper its operating results.

America and Turkey's tiff on the latter accepting Russian products may hurt Lockheed's component supply from Turkey. Moreover, the company is facing performance issues in relation to some of its products, which in turn may hurt its results.

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

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Intuit and Equinix.

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