The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Intel, UnitedHealth, Netflix, IBM, and Charles Schwab

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Chicago, IL - September 27, 2016 - 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 Intel (NASDAQ: INTC - Free Report ), UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH - Free Report ), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX - Free Report ) ,IBM (NYSE: IBM - Free Report ) and Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW - Free Report ).

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Here are highlights from Monday's Analyst Blog:

New Research Reports for Netflix, Intel, UntiedHealth

Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Intel (NASDAQ: INTC - Free Report ), UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH - Free Report ) and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX - Free Report ). These 16 reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 research reports issued by our analyst team today. You can see all of today's research reports here >>>

Shares of Buy rated Intel have been strong performers this year (up nearly 9% year-to-date), but they have lagged other chipmakers. Estimates have started going up lately, reflecting improved outlook for the company's data center business and prospects in the cloud space. Intel has long struggled in the mobile space, but its investments in IoT, security and memory could pay off this year. Intel's non-volatile memory business is poised to take off while it remains the unquestioned leader in the microprocessor market. Additionally, Intel's development program where major architecture and cost constraints are upgraded every alternate year is also encouraging. (You can read the full research report on Intel here>> )

UnitedHealth shares have surged more than 19% year-to-date on continued momentum in the Medicaid and Medicare businesses. The analyst likes continued growth at Optum, with the Optum Rx sub-segment expected to benefit from the Catamaran acquisition. The Zacks analyst explains in today's research report the reasons why estimates are going up, pushing the stock to Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can read the full research report on UnitedHealth here>> )

Netflix shares have struggled this year on doubts about subscription growth, stiff competition and the investment incurred on original and acquired content. However, the Zacks analyst remains optimistic about the company's subscriber growth outlook and focus on producing more quality original content. Rapid international expansion is expected to provide a major avenue for growth while applications for both Android and Apple devices have helped it to expand its market share. (You can read the full research report on Netflix here>> )

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include IBM (NYSE: IBM - Free Report ) and Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW - Free Report ).

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