The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: IBM, PYPL, OSTK and MA

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – October 7, 2020 – 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 IBM IBM, PayPal Holdings PYPL, Overstock.com OSTK and Mastercard MA.

Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

4 Stocks to Watch on Growing Blockchain Proliferation

Blockchain technology has been a game changer in 2020, amid the backdrop of coronavirus induced challenges in the digital ecosystem.

The lynchpin technology is enabling enterprises and government agencies to tackle prominent issues including data tracing, security, visibility and management, and supply chain supervision.

Evolution of blockchain practices in a bid to address these challenges is expected to democratize the benefits of blockchain technology in the days ahead. This, in turn, will aid in countering the pandemic in

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JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, PepsiCo and Micron Technology are part of Zacks Earnings Preview

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 28, 2020 – Zacks.com releases the list of companies likely to issue earnings surprises. This week’s list includes JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, Citigroup Inc. C, PepsiCo, Inc. PEP and Micron Technology, Inc. MU.

Handicapping Q3 Earnings Season

The overall earnings picture has been steadily improving over the last three months as big parts of the U.S. economy have started coming out of the pandemic-driven lockdown. The market will be looking for this improving earnings trend to accelerate in the Q3 earnings season.

The wide majority of companies have fiscal quarters that correspond with the calendar quarters, which is September 30th for Q3. These calendar-quarter companies will start reporting Q3 results after September 30th. Back in the day when Alcoa was in all the major indexes, the aluminum producer was generally seen as kick-starting quarterly reporting cycles.

The rump Alcoa

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