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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: AT&T, Schlumberger, General Dynamics, eBay and Honeywell


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Chicago, IL – October 18, 2016 – 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 AT&T (NYSE:(T - Analyst Report) –Free Report),Schlumberger (NYSE:(SLB - Analyst Report) –Free Report),General Dynamics (NYSE:(GD - Analyst Report) – Free Report), eBay (NASDAQ:(EBAY - Analyst Report) –Free Report) and Honeywell (NYSE:(HON - Analyst Report) – Free Report).

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Here are highlights from Monday’s Analyst Blog:

Top Research Reports for AT&T, Schlumberger and General Dynamics

Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including AT&T (NYSE:(T - Analyst Report) –Free Report),Schlumberger (NYSE:(SLB - Analyst Report) –Free Report) andGeneral Dynamics (NYSE:(GD - Analyst Report) – Free Report).

AT&T shares have struggled over the last couple of months as market participants have shifted their attention away from telecom, utilities and other high dividend paying stocks. But the stock is still up an impressive 14% year-to-date and should form a core holding in most long-term portfolios for its stable and relatively low-risk business model, strong balance sheet and attractive dividend (currently yields 4.9%). The analyst explains the pros & cons of investing in AT&T shares at this stage in the updated research report issued today. (You can read the full research report on AT&T here>>)

Schlumberger shares have benefited from the recent momentum in oil prices - the stock is up more than 16% year-to-date, roughly in-line with the Zacks Energy sector as a whole in that time period. The Zacks analyst likes this oilfield services leader for its excellent track record of earnings surprises, financial strength and technological leadership, with the Schlumberger-Cameron merger expected to further drive technology-driven growth. The company’s focus on international markets deserves appreciation as these markets offer lucrative returns from multiple projects that require the technology and services provided by the company. (You can read the full research report on Schlumberger here>>.)

General Dynamics shares have handily outperformed the Zacks Aerospace & Defense sector, with the stock up more than 10.2% year-to-date vs 1.9% gain for the sector in that time period. The analyst likes its recent contract wins, such as the $125.6 million contract to offer program management and system support for Rescue 21, the U.S. Coast Guard's advanced communications system. Going ahead, General Dynamics expects to see solid growth momentum post 2017, following the introduction of the G500 in 2018, major revenue recognition from Combat Systems’ huge backlog and the Ohio-class Replacement (ORP) submarine program. However, competition and possibility of defense budget cuts remain major headwinds. (You canread the full research report on General Dynamics here>> )

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include eBay (NASDAQ:(EBAY - Analyst Report) –Free Report) andHoneywell (NYSE:(HON - Analyst Report) – Free Report).

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

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Continuous coverage is provided for a universe of 1,150 publicly traded stocks. Our analysts are organized by industry which gives them keen insights to developments that affect company profits and stock performance. Recommendations and target prices are six-month time horizons.

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