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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Verizon, EOG Resources, Danaher and Spectra Energy

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 08, 2016 – 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 Verizon (VZ), EOG Resources (EOG), Danaher ( DHR) and Spectra Energy (SPE).

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Here are highlights from Wednesday’s Analyst Blog:

Today’s Top Zacks Research Reports

Today's Research Daily features updated research reports on 16 major stocks, including reports on Verizon (VZ), EOG Resources ( EOG), Danaher (DHR) and Spectra Energy (SPE).

Verizon shares have been weak lately, but they have been strong performers this year on investors' continued demand for yield. The company recently raised its dividend, which currently yields a very juicy and safe 4.4%. But Verizon is more than just a safe and stable dividend payer. They are actively investing into related spaces that add to their core telecom leadership. The move into online content delivery, mobile video and online advertising, with the recent Yahoo deal as part of that strategy. (You can read the full research report on Verizon here>>)

EOG Resources shares have registered strong gains on recent deal to buy privately held Yates Petroleum for $2.5 billion. The analyst likes the deal will add more quality acreage in the Delaware and Powder River basins - some of the best resource plays in the country. Meanwhile, EOG has focused on reducing operational costs while achieving a strong return on capital invested to survive in this low commodity price environment. (You can read the full research report on EOG Resources here>>)

Danaher shares have been laggards this year on the back of persistent weakness in key industrial markets and persistent currency headwinds. Despite these concerns, the analyst likes its diligent acquisition strategies. Danaher recently declared the buyout of California-based Cepheid to fortify its presence in the molecular diagnostics market. Also, the company has been witnessing core revenue growth, margin expansion and earnings improvement. (You can read the full research report on Danaher here>>)

Spectra Energy, the operator of natural gas pipelines and other storage assets, is in the process of being acquired by Canada's Enbridge (ENB) that will result in the creation of a North American energy infrastructure leader. The analyst likes the deal as the combined operator's diverse asset base, including crude oil, liquids, and natural gas pipelines as well storage and other midstream assets will reach into all key producing and consuming regions. (You can read the full research report on Spectra Energy here >>)

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