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Research Daily

Friday, July 22, 2016

Today's Research Daily featured updated research reports on 16 companies issued by our analyst team, including on Netflix (NFLX), American Express (AXP) and General Motors (GM). The complete list of the roughly 100 research reports issued by the analyst team today can be found here.

Netflix shares took beating following the Q2 earnings report, with questions about the company's growth outlook taking center stage. The company not only missed subscriber growth expectations for the second quarter, but also offered a muted user growth outlook for the rest of the year, citing the impact of price hikes on grandfathered subscribers. The analyst discusses the pros & cons of the Netflix story in the research report published today. While international expansion and original content will drive subscriber growth, competition is growing and costs are rising. (You can read the full research report on NFLX here.)

American Express lost ground following the company's strong Q2 earnings report where the compnay handily beat EPS and revenue estimates. The issue appears to be investors' concerns about rising customer acquistion expenses. This issue notwithstanding, the analyst likes the company’s strong capital position, improved credit profile, diversified revenues, and leading position in the card payment industry. (You can read the full research report on AXP here.)

General Motor shares appear to have finally hit their stride following the automaker's blowout June quarter results where it beat on both the top- and bottom-lines. The analyst is encouraged by GM’s comprehensive capital allocation strategy which will return value to shareholders. The company will also benefit from its U.S. investments, focus on the emerging markets and new product launches. (You can read the full research report on GM here.)

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Abbott (ABT), Yahoo (YHOO) and Quest Diagnostics (DGX).

You can find all of today's stock research reports here.

Sheraz Mian

Director of Research

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Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Tops Q2 Earnings

The covering analyst thinks that better-than-expected performance in Q2 reflects its sustained focus on core diagnostic information services business. However, the sales outlook cut is a concern.

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