Highlights from Zacks analyst blog: Visa, United Parcel Service, TotalEnergies, GlaxoSmithKline and Micron


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Chicago, IL – December 10, 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: Visa Inc. V, United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS and TotalEnergies SE TTE, GlaxoSmithKline plc GSK and Micron Technology, Inc. MU.

Here are highlights from Thursday’s analyst blog:

Best inventory reports for Visa, UPS and TotalEnergies

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 Visa, United Parcel Service and TotalEnergies. These research reports were handpicked from over 70 reports released today by our team of analysts.

You can see all today’s research reports here >>>

Actions of Visa outperformed Zacks’ financial transaction services business over the past year (+ 1.3% vs. -18.5%). The Zacks analyst believes that Visa continues to benefit from the acquisition of Visa Europe, increased business volumes, investments in digital technology and a strong balance sheet.

The many buyouts and alliances Visa has entered into have not only paved the way for long-term growth, but have also consistently generated revenue. Investments in technology strengthen its position in the payments market. On the strength of its strong cash position, Visa remains committed to increasing its shareholder value. High operating expenses and increased customer incentives are likely to weigh on operating margins.

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

United parcel service stocks have gained + 24.2% during the period since the start of the year against the industry gain Zacks Transportation – Air Freight and Cargo of + 8.4%. The Zacks analyst appreciates UPS’s efforts to reward its shareholders through dividends and buybacks, even in times of uncertainty.

UPS paid dividends worth $ 3.6 billion even during the coronavirus-ravaged period of 2020. In the first nine months of 2021, UPS paid dividends worth $ 2. $ 6 billion. In August, UPS’s board of directors approved a new $ 5 billion share buyback program, replacing its existing $ 2.1 billion program. High operating expenses, however, hurt the bottom line. With the rise in oil prices, fuel costs have skyrocketed, in turn increasing operating expenses.

(You can read the full research report on United Parcel Service here >>>)

Actions of TotalEnergies gained + 5.2% in the last six months against Zacks Alternative Energy – Another industry gain of + 3.1%. Zacks analyst believes that TTE has benefited from new startups, improved hydrocarbon prices, well-distributed LNG assets and an expanding upstream portfolio that has exposure to hydrocarbon-producing regions at rapid growth.

TotalEnergies continues to rationalize its portfolio through acquisitions and disposals of secondary assets. However, TTE remains exposed to the risks associated with acquisitions as these assets contribute a significant volume to production. It operates in some politically troubled regions and this could affect profitability.

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

Other notable reports we feature today include GlaxoSmithKline and Micron.

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