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Research Daily

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today's Research Daily features analyst reports on 16 major stocks, including Wal-Mart (WMT), American International (AIG) and NextEra Energy (NEE). These 16 reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports issued by our analyt team today. You can access all of today's research reports here >>>

Wal-Mart shares have been strong performers latey (up more than 18% year-to-date) on the back of improving outlook for its core store-based operations and momentum in its online business. All of this was reconfirmed by the recent quarterly release, with revenues, earnings, and comps coming in bettter than expected. In today's research report, the analyst discusses the pros & cons of investing in Wal-Mart shares at present. The analyst likes the retail giant's focus on building its e-commerce capabilities, as evidenced by its recent deal with in China and agreement to acquire in the U.S. The analyst points out, however, that investment in wages and higher spending on e-commerce activities will likely weigh on near-term profitability. (You can read the full research report on Wal-Mart here>>)

AIG investors appear to like the insurance giant's efforts at strategic tranformation that include sale of units generating low returns, reduction of expenses and lowering hedge fund allocation. The latest in this regard are reports of sale of the company's Lloyd's of London operations and the sale of its mortgage guarantee business. Succesful execution of these plans hold the promise of enabling AIG to better navigate the current environment of interest rate overhang, litigation issues and tough competition. (You can read the full research report on AIG here>>)

NextEra Energy offers investors a nice blend of stable electric utility assets and a growing renewable energy franchise. The analyst likes this dividend payer's (it pays an attractive dividend, currently yielding 2.8%) investments in renewable generation and in steps to strengthen its existing infrastructure. (You can read the full research report on NextEra here.)

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

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