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Research Daily

Monday, October 31, 2016

We are featuring fresh research reports on 16 major stocks in today's Research Daily, including reports on United Parcel Service (UPS), MasterCard (MA), and Chubb Limited (CB). These 16 research reports have been hand-picked from among the 80 or so reports issued by our research team today. You can see all of today's research reports here >>>

UPS shares have outperformed the broader market as well as the transportation space, with the stock up nearly 12% year-to-date. In its September-quarter earnings report when it beat on the top- and bottom lines, the delivery giant guided towards a 14% growth in delivery packages this coming holiday season, with this year's holiday gains partly reflecting two extra days this season. The company appears ready for greater competition from rival FedEx (FDX) and Amazon's delivery platform by investing heavily in its operations, including its recent order for 14 jumbo sized airplanes from Boeing. The company's strong leverage to the growing ecommerce business and strong international growth are key positives. (You can read the full research report on United Parcel Service here>>)

Buy rated MasterCard shares have risen more than 9% year-to-date, with the stock getting a lift from the better-than-expected third quarter results. The analyst likes MasterCard’s product-diversification and geographic-expansion initiatives. Its multiple acquisitions over the past couple of years are also boosting inorganic growth. The recently announced buyout of VocaLink will strengthen its electronic payment capabilities. Increased cross-border volumes, improved pricing, growth of processed transactions and a vast global business continue to drive growth. The deal with PayPal will give MasterCard prominence in online transactions. (You can read the full research report on MasterCard here>>)

Buy rated Chubb shares have outperformed the peer insurance space, with the trend expected to continue following the company's strong quarterly results. The analyst likes Chubb's strong growth story and thinks that this should help it achieve higher long-term ROE. The company stands a good chance of taking leadership in the P&C space benefiting from complementary products and services. A strong capital position helps Chubb to engage in shareholder friendly moves and invest in strategic initiatives that drive growth. Notably, Chubb has raised its integration expense savings to $800 million, from the previous guidance of $750 million. (You can read the full research report on Chubb here>>)

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Tesla (TSLA), ConocoPhillips (COP) and Deutsche Bank (DB).

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Sheraz Mian

Director of Research

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