The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: NSK, Global B&C and Delta Air Lines

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Chicago, IL - September 29, 2015 - 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 the NSK Ltd. ( NPSKY ), Global B&C ( BRSS ) and Delta Air Lines ( DAL ).

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Here are highlights from Monday's Analyst Blog:

Macro Facts Hitting Hard Everywhere

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This is a U.S. non-farm payroll week.

Friday's monthly U.S. jobs data always trumps other global-macro inputs. Likely, the U.S. jobs data in September bounces. Soft seasonal August data should get trumped by a swifter pace in early fall hiring. On top of that, other U.S. labor market indicators this week also look solid. Pundits on any September job call forecast no worry.

Are you worried about what the Fed does in December? Guess what? This week may resolve your ongoing concerns. Nearly the entire FOMC is speaking out publicly this week, either on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Outside the U.S., Thursday look to be a big day in this Global Week Ahead.

The signals?

Markit and its pundit competitors release manufacturing PMI data. At one stroke, global investors get an update. A surprise here, a strong up or down indicator --particularly from China on its manufacturing PMI-- could be the stroke of macro fact moving global share markets the most this week.

Global PMI Sweep


The key number could be the release of the China PMI for manufacturing. Markets look for a 49.7 number, in line with the prior reading. As I have written, a surprise here, either up or down, will jolt markets.

  • The Caixin/Markit services PMI looks to be 51.7, up from a prior 51.5.
  • The Caixin manufacturing PMI looks to be 47, in line with the prior.


The Eurozone manufacturing PMI looks to be 52, the same as before.

There is a host of European country manufacturing PMIs out. Spain looks for 52.9, France 50.2, Germany 52.5, and Italy 53.3. All large country European PMIs are slightly worse than prior, but still strong.

North America--

The U.S. final manufacturing PMI looks to be 53. The ISM manufacturing looks to be 50.6, worse than the prior 51.1. Mexico's manufacturing PMI looks to be 52.2, lower than the prior 52.4.

For stocks outside the U.S., it might be time to act contrarian. Study a beaten down materials or industrial stock.

I like the recent Zacks #1 Rank tied to NSK Ltd. ( NPSKY ), a metal processing and fabricating company.

NSK inaugurated its business in 1916 and produced the first ball bearings made in Japan. Since then, NSK has developed a full range of bearings, which has been sold throughout the world, and has contributed greatly to the development of industries and the advancement of technology. Today, NSK is the No.1 manufacturer of bearings in Japan, and the No.3 manufacturer all over the world.

The stock is down below $20 a share, down big from a high at $33 a share seen a couple months ago.

A U.S. competitor Global B&C ( BRSS ), also looks good. It holds a recent Zacks #1 Rank.

Global Brass & Copper Holdings, Inc. is a converter, fabricator, distributor and processor of copper and brass products primarily in North America. The Company's product include sheet, strip, foil, rod, tube and fabricated metal component that it sells under the Olin Brass, Chase Brass and A.J. Oster brand names.

Both stocks carry an A in Zacks Value. No surprise there. That is the metric showing the beaten-down state of affairs.

In the U.S., if you don't want to be contrarian, also take a look at Delta Air Lines ( DAL ).

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