Zacks analyst blog spotlights Berkshire Hathaway, The Walt Disney, CVS Health, Citigroup and Canadian National Railways

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Chicago, IL – July 12, 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: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), The Walt Disney Co. DIS, CVS Health Corp. CVS, Citigroup Inc. C and Canadian National Railway Co. CNI.

Here are the highlights from Monday’s analyst blog:

Top research reports for Berkshire Hathaway, Walt Disney and CVS

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 Berkshire Hathaway Inc., The Walt Disney Co. and CVS Health Corp. These research reports have been handpicked from over 70 reports released by our analyst team today.

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Berkshire Hathaway shares have outperformed the Zacks Insurance – P&C industry over the past year (+0.3% vs. -5.0%). The Zacks analyst believes Berkshire’s inorganic growth story remains impressive with strategic acquisitions.

A strong cash position supports earnings accretive top-up buybacks and indicates the company’s financial flexibility. Continued growth in the insurance business is fueling free float growth, driving earnings and generating maximum return on equity. The non-insurance business is performing better with increased revenues in recent years. A strong level of capital provides further momentum.

However, exposure to catastrophe losses induces earnings volatility and also affects Berkshire’s P&C underwriting results. Huge capital expenditures remain a headwind for the company.

(You can read the full Berkshire Hathaway research report here >>>)

waltz disney shares were down -38.1% year-to-date against media conglomerate Zacks’ industry decline of -32.0%. The Zacks analyst believes Disney+’s profitability is expected to be negatively impacted by higher content investments, which will lead to higher programming and production costs at Media and Entertainment Distribution. The closure of its Asian theme park due to COVID-19 does not bode well for growth in parks, experiences and product revenue.

Still, the company is benefiting from the growing popularity of Disney+, thanks to a strong content portfolio and a cheaper bundle. Availability in Nordic countries, Latin America and other Asian territories helps it expand its user base. The revival of the Parks activity is also promising in the long term.

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

SVC Health shares have outperformed industry Zacks Retail – Pharmacies and Drug Stores over the past year (+17.7% vs. +4.9%). The Zacks analyst believes the company’s continued investments to address housing insecurities and improve access to health services in underserved communities appear encouraging.

Rising earnings per share (EPS) forecasts for 2022 give cause for optimism. In fact, CVS Health ended the first quarter of 2022 with earnings and revenue exceeding the Zacks consensus estimate.

Still, shrinking margins on escalating costs don’t bode well. Declining operating income due to ongoing litigation with the State of Florida to settle all opioid claims against CVS Health is causing apprehension.

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

Other noteworthy reports we are presenting today include Citigroup Inc. and Canadian National Railway Company.

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