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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Visa, Exxon Mobil, SAP, Union Pacific and Gilead Sciences

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Chicago, IL – April 27, 2021 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Visa Inc. (V - Free Report) , Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM - Free Report) , SAP SE (SAP - Free Report) , Union Pacific Corporation (UNP - Free Report) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD - Free Report) .

Here are highlights from Monday’s Analyst Blog:

Top Research Reports for Visa, ExxonMobil and More

The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Visa and Exxon Mobil. These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

You can see all of today's research reports here >>>

Visa shares have gained +21.6% over the last six months, inline with the Zacks Financial Transaction Services industry's gain of +21%. The Zacks analyst believes that numerous acquisitions and alliances have paved the way for long-term growth and consistently drove Visa's revenues.

Also, technological upgrades as well as a shift in payments to the digital modes have benefited the company. Meanwhile, the coronavirus vaccine development and the gradual revival of consumer confidence will drive spending, expanding the company's business volumes in turn.

However, high operating expenses stress the operating margins and ramped-up client initiatives are likely to dent the top line. Also, a sluggish cross-border business due to coronavirus looms on.

(You can read the full research report on Visa here >>>)

Shares of Exxon Mobil have gained +23.5% in the past three months against the Zacks Integrated Oil industry's gain of +11.2%. The Zacks analyst believes that major discoveries in the Stabroek Block have enhanced prospects for the company's upstream businesses.

Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil's bellwether status in the energy space, optimal integrated capital structure that has historically produced industry leading returns, and management's track record of capex discipline across the commodity price cycle make it a relatively lower-risk energy sector play.

Moreover, Exxon expects its capital spending for 2021 to get covered by cashflows with the assumption that Brent crude oil price will be at $50 per barrel mark. Moreover, compared to 2019, this integrated energy firm projects annual structural expense savings of $6 billion by 2023.

(You can read the full research report on Exxon Mobil here >>>)

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include SAP, Union Pacific and Gilead Sciences.

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