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Research Daily

Friday, September 23, 2016

Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including General Mills (GIS), Charter Communications (CHTR) and Cisco (CSCO).

General Mills is in a tough spot, having to respond to ever-changing consumer tastes. The issue becomes particulalry problematic when it isn't clear whether the change is a result of a passing fad or something more enduring. The stock has lost ground lately after remaining strong earlier (it is still up 13% year-to-date), with the recent earnings release spotlighting continued top-line problems, with yogurt emerging as a notable weak spot in the product portfolio. The cereal business appears to have stabilized. But they will need to do more to move the needle on the revenues front, as they have been able to sustain profits through effective cost controls. (You can read the full research report on General Mills here>>)

Charter Communications has been on a roll lately, with the stock up more than 35% year-to-date on the back of its merger with Time Warner Cable. The merger will also allow Charter to offer enhanced services and more streaming video product options to its customers. Charter has also announced that it will venture into the U.S. wireless market. However, online videos provide an extremely cheap source of TV programming and are gaining momentum, threatening the pay TV model. (You can read the full research report on Charter Communications here>>)

Cisco’s shares have surged ahead of the broader market year-to-date, gaining more than 16%. The analyst likes the company’s market position, innovative prowess, product range, growth initiatives, new investments and attractive dividend. Additionally, overall growth prospects remain positive because of the drive toward cloud computing and increasing data flow on carrier and computing networks. Recently, Cisco and announced a partnership to integrate their cloud platforms.  However, the increasing competition and challenges in China remain concerns. (You can read the full research report on Cisco here.)

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRX), Domino’s Pizza (DPZ), and Raytheon (RTN).  

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Sheraz Mian

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