Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Alibaba, Salesforce, Morgan Stanley, BP and Ford Motor
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Chicago, IL – May 28, 2021 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured on the Analysts Blog. Every day, Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and financial markets. Recent actions featured in the blog include: Alibaba Group Holding Limited BABA, salesforce.com, inc. CRM, Morgan Stanley MS, BP plc BP and Ford Motor Company F.
Here are highlights from Thursday’s analyst blog:
Best analyst reports for Alibaba, salesforce.com and Morgan Stanley
Zacks Research Daily features the best research results from our team of analysts. Today’s Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Alibaba, salesforce.com and Morgan Stanley. These research reports were hand-selected from over 70 reports released today by our team of analysts.
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Actions of Ali Baba outperformed the Zacks Internet – Commerce industry over the last one-year period (+ 6.2% vs. + 2.8%). Additionally, the Zacks analyst believes the company’s fourth quarter tax results were driven by strong momentum in its Core Commerce segment. Business growth in China and in international trade remained positive. In addition, its solid New Retail strategy, which is gaining ground in the market, remains a major asset.
Additionally, strengthening the company’s cloud business with its expanding customer base continues to drive performance. However, the growing competition from domestic and foreign e-commerce companies poses a serious risk. In addition, regulatory concerns and the higher costs associated with new initiatives remain major issues.
(You can read the full research report on Alibaba here >>>)
Actions of salesforce.com have gained + 5.6% in the last three months against the software industry gain of Zacks Computer – Software of + 6.6%, reflecting the recent change in sentiment in ‘growing’ large-cap tech stocks . The Zacks analyst, however, believes the company is benefiting from a robust demand environment as customers undergo a major digital transformation.
The rapid adoption of its cloud-based solutions is driving demand for its products. Salesforce’s continued focus on introducing products that are more aligned with customer needs is driving its revenue. Another growth driver is the pursuit of contracts won on the international market.
Additionally, Slack’s recent acquisition agreement would position the company as a leader in enterprise team collaboration solutions and better compete with Microsoft’s Teams product. However, fierce competition is a concern. In addition, unfavorable currency fluctuations as well as increasing investments in international expansions and data centers are an overhang on short term profitability.
(You can read the full research report on salesforce.com here >>>)
Actions of Morgan stanley outperformed the Zacks Financial – Investment Bank industry over the last one year period (+ 101.2% vs. + 91.0%). In addition, the company has an impressive history of profit surprises. Company earnings have beaten Zacks’ consensus estimate in each of the past four quarters.
The Zacks analyst believes that the acquisitions of Eaton Vance and E * Trade Financial are in line with the company’s efforts to focus less on revenue streams driven by financial markets. These initiatives, combined with an increasing focus on business lending, are likely to continue to support financial services.
While steadily increasing spending, low interest rates and its heavy reliance on income driven by financial markets make Zacks analyst worried, a strong balance sheet position should continue to support financials. In addition, the company’s robust capital deployments reflect a strong liquidity position and will continue to enhance shareholder value.
(You can read the full Morgan Stanley research report here >>>)
Other interesting reports we present today include BP plc and Ford Motor.
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