Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Adobe Inc., Altria Group, Inc. and Marriott International, Inc.


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Chicago, IL – February 18, 2022 – announces the list of stocks featured in the analyst blog. Every day, Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Adobe Inc. ADBE, Altria Group, Inc. MO and Marriott International, Inc. MAR.

Here are highlights from Thursday’s analyst blog:

Key analyst reports for Adobe, Altria Group and Marriott International

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 Adobe Inc. (ADBE), Altria Group, Inc. (MO) and Marriott International, Inc. (MAR). These research reports have been handpicked from the approximately 70 reports published today by our team of analysts.

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Shares of Adobe have underperformed the Zacks Computer – Software industry over the past year (-2.2% vs. +13.8%), but the company still benefits from strong demand for its cloud products. According to the Zacks analyst, the company’s Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Adobe Experience Cloud products are helping it drive revenue growth.

Additionally, rising subscription revenue and strong mobile app momentum remain major positives. Growth in emerging markets, strong demand for online video creation, strong adoption of Acrobat, and improving average revenue per user are consistent tailwinds.

The Zacks analyst remains optimistic about Adobe’s market position, compelling product lines, persistent innovation, and strong adoption of Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud. Additionally, the company’s strong balance sheet is another plus point. However, lower end-market demand and high acquisition spending are seen as major overhangs.

(You can read the full Adobe research report here >>>)

Shares of Altria Group have underperformed tobacco industry Zacks over the past six months (+5.0% vs. +12.3%), but the company continues to benefit from high prices, according to the Zacks analyst. During the fourth quarter of 2021, higher prices in the smoking and oral tobacco segments supported performance. Higher prices contributed to Smokeable’s adjusted operating profit.

For 2022, the company is looking at 4-7% growth in net income, which should be more weighted towards the second half. Altria continues to assess the macroeconomic impacts of the pandemic on adult tobacco users, such as household practices and disposable income. The company also continues to assess the impacts of any supply chain or distribution disruptions.

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

Shares of Marriott International have outperformed the Zacks Hotels & Motels sector over the past year (+38.9% vs. +18.6%). The Zacks analyst believes the company is benefiting from its focus on expansion initiatives, digital innovation and the loyalty program.

The company is taking advantage of the reopening of international borders and leniency in travel restrictions. Marriott is constantly trying to expand its global presence and capitalize on the demand for hotels in international markets.

However, a resurgence in coronavirus cases in several parts of the world could hurt the company’s performance. Although RevPAR is improving sequentially, it is still below the pre-pandemic level.

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

Other noteworthy reports we feature today include Roche Holding AG (RHHBY) and IQVIA Holdings Inc. (IQV).

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