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Research Daily

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Today's Research Daily features 16 research reports by our analyst team, including reports for Dow Chemical (DOW), BlackRock (BLK) and Reynolds (RAI). These reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 80 research reports issued by our analyst team today. You can get the complete list of today's research reports here>>>

Dow Chemical shares lagged the broader market lately, but have performed in-line with DuPont shares with whom it is in the process of getting merged that will  then get divided two companies. The company came out with a strong quarterly report recently, with the bottom line aided by cost-reduction actions and a hefty gain related to the Dow Corning ownership restructure.  The analyst likes Dow’s improvements in productivity, aggressive portfolio management actions as well as strategic investments. The afforementioned DuPont merger is expected to create significant synergies and free cash flows in the long run. (You can read the full research report on DOW here>>)

BlackRock shares have been strong performers lately despite the mixed quarterly report, with market participants appreciating the asset manager's effective controls and gains in assets under management. The analyst discusses the pros & cons of investing in BlackRock shares at present, but likes the fact that the company remains well positioned to capitalize on opportunistic acquisitions. Additionally, its initiatives to gain market share in the ETF business are expected to drive revenue growth. (You can read the full research report on BLK here>>)

Reynolds American may be a boring tobacco products maker, but it is operators like Reynolds with their stable businesses and attractive dividends that play the anchorig role in a diversified portfolio. In the updated research report issued today, the analyst discusses the company’s continuous innovation in the smokeless and moist snuff products which is helping it to maintain a dominant share in the category. (You can read the full research report on RAI here>>)

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Qualcomm (QCOM) and LinkedIn (LNKD).

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

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