Zacks analyst blog highlights Assertio Holdings, Brookfield Infrastructure, UnitedHealth and General Mills.


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Chicago, IL – July 6, 2022 – announces the list of stocks featured in the analyst blog. Every day, Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Assertio Holdings, Inc. ASRT, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP BIP, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated UNH and General Mills, Inc. GIS.

Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s analyst blog:

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Assertio Holdings, Inc. Stock Jumps on Zacks Ranking Upgrade

Shares of Assertio Holdings, Inc. gained 15.4% since being upgraded to Zacks #1 (Strong Buy) on June 25. The rating upgrade was driven primarily by an upward trend in earnings estimates, one of the most powerful forces impacting stock prices. The evolution of a company’s earnings is at the heart of the Zacks rating.

For ASRT, the current year EPS consensus estimate of $0.40 has been revised up 14.3% in the past two months.

Rising earnings estimates and the consequent upgrade of Zacks Rank for ASRT imply an improvement in the underlying business of the company. And investors began to show their appreciation for this improving trading trend by pushing the stock higher.

The Zacks Rank stock rating system, which uses four factors tied to earnings estimates to classify stocks into five groups, ranging from Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) to Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive track record. externally audited record, with Zacks Rank #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +24.8% since 1988. You can see the full list of today’s Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >> >

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Zacks Focus List Brookfield Infra Surges Stock Model Portfolio

stock shares Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP, which is on the Zacks Focus List, is up nearly 5% over the past week. The Zacks Focus List is a model portfolio of 50 handpicked stocks that have the right fundamental ingredients to outperform the market over the next 12 months. These 50 stocks are selected from a long list of stocks with the highest Zacks rank.

Brookfield was added to the Focus list on August 16, 2019, at $26.46 per share. The stock has gained 47.1% since then to close the last trading session at $38.93.

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Zacks ECAP Stock UnitedHealth Offers Solid Returns

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, a component of our Earnings Certain Admiral (ECAP) portfolio, jumped 4.4% last week. ECAP is a model portfolio of 30 concentrated, ultra-defensive and long-term Buy and Hold stocks.

With little or no turnover and an annual rebalancing frequency, ECAP seeks to minimize capital losses by holding shares of companies whose earnings streams have a proven track record of more than 20 years of surviving periods. recession with minimal impact on overall earnings growth relative to the broader S&P 500. .

In terms of last week’s returns, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) and The Clorox Company (CLX) followed UnitedHealth with gains of 2.9% and 2.2%, respectively.

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Zacks ECDP Stock General Mills Sees Significant Growth

General Mills, Inc., part of our Earnings Certain Dividend (ECDP) portfolio, jumped 7.3% last week. Investors’ inclination towards quality dividend-paying stocks to secure an income stream in an environment of heightened market volatility supported this performance. View General Mill’s Dividend History Here>>>

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