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Zacks.com featured highlights include: Nexstar Media, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Capital One Financial, Helmerich & Payne and Progressive

Zacks.com featured highlights include: Nexstar Media, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Capital One Financial, Helmerich & Payne and Progressive

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – December 14, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article are: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. NXST, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company BMY, Capital One Financial Corp. COF, Helmerich & Payne, Inc. HP and The Progressive Corporation PGR.

Upgraded Broker Ratings Make These 5 Stocks Worth a Look Now

Selecting stocks from the vast investment universe can be daunting. For this, one has to understand the fundamentals of every company and try to place them against the present economic background to figure out how it may fare as an investment.

One reliable way of doing this is by following broker recommendation. Brokers have more insight into what’s happening in a particular company as they directly communicate with company management. Also, they have a deeper understanding of the overall industry.

Specifically, brokers research on a company’s publicly available financial statements, listen to conference calls and engage in talks directly with the top management. At times, they even talk to customers to gauge what they like or dislike about the products and services offered by the company.

So, after thorough research, brokers decide to rate that particular company’s stock. Naturally, when an analyst upgrades a stock, you can easily rely on it.

Nonetheless, solely depending on analysts’ upgrades is not the right way to build your investment portfolio. One should also take into consideration other factors to ensure solid returns.

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