Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights Mastercard, Comcast, NextEra Energy, Mondelez International and Freeport-McMoRan

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Chicago, IL – June 9, 2022 – Zacks.com 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: Mastercard Inc. MA, Comcast Corp. CMCSA, NextEra Energy, Inc. NEE, Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ and Freeport-McMoRan Inc. FCX

Here are highlights from Wednesday’s analyst blog:

Top analyst reports for Mastercard, Comcast and NextEra

Zacks Research Daily features top research results from our team of analysts. Today’s Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Mastercard Inc., Comcast Corp. and NextEra Energy, Inc. These research reports have been handpicked from the approximately 70 reports published by our team of analysts today.

You can see all today’s research reports here >>>

MasterCard the shares have outperformed financial transaction services industry Zacks over the past year (+0.7% vs. -30.3%) as well as rival Visa (-15.9%). The profit levels of the company increase due to the increase in consumer spending. Numerous acquisitions help it develop addressable markets and generate new revenue streams. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the use of electronic payments with much greater adoption of digital and contactless solutions. The situation presents an opportunity for Mastercard’s business to accelerate its transition to digital mode. Its focus on Southeast Asian and Latin American markets is expected to intensify.

The company is well positioned to take advantage of stable cash generation capabilities. A strong capital position allows the company to pursue acquisitions and deploy capital. However, high operating costs could weigh on margins. High discounts and incentives can weigh on bottom line. As such, the title warrants a cautious stance.

(You a read the full Mastercard research report here >>>)

Comcast shares are down -22.7% over the past year against Zacks Cable TV industry decline of -24.9%. The Zacks analyst believes the company is constantly suffering from video subscriber attrition due to the cord cut. Additionally, a leveraged balance sheet is a major concern. Nonetheless, Comcast is benefiting from the strength of its broadband subscriber base and strong momentum in the wireless business. The company’s strategy to provide high-speed Internet access at an affordable price plays a central role in providing connectivity and improving the customer experience.

Additionally, the COVID-induced increase in media consumption and waves of work-from-home and online learning bode well for Comcast’s internet business. The company’s Peacock streaming service has grown in popularity in a short time and is a key catalyst in boosting broadband sales. The strong ability to generate free cash flow is remarkable.

(You can read the full Comcast research report here >>>)

NextEra Energy shares have gained +12.3% over the past year against the industry’s +13.6% gain Zacks Utility – Electric Power. The Zacks analyst believes that the company, through the successful execution of organic projects and strategic acquisitions, is expanding its operations and effectively serving more customers. NextEra Energy currently has many renewable projects in its backlog and the number is growing every quarter, helping NextEra reduce emissions.

The merger of Gulf Power and FPL strengthens NextEra Energy’s position in Florida. Florida’s improving economy and FPL’s reliable services are increasing its customer volume every quarter. The company has sufficient liquidity to meet its short-term obligations. However, the nature of its business is subject to complex federal, state and other regulations. Unfavorable weather conditions and an increase in supply costs have a negative impact on the results.

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

Other noteworthy reports we feature today include Mondelez International, Inc. and Freeport-McMoRan Inc..

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