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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Applied Optoelectronics, The Brink's Company, Facebook, Healthcare Services Group and LPL Financial

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Chicago, IL – July 27, 2017 – Zacks.com 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 Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOIFree Report), The Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCOFree Report), Facebook (NASDAQ:FBFree Report), Healthcare Services Group (NASDAQ:HCSGFree Report) and LPL Financial (NASDAQ:LPLAFree Report).  

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Here are highlights from Wednesday’s Analyst Blog:

5 Stocks Surging Through Highs

Despite an early disappointment from Alphabet, the NASDAQ fought off the pressure to barely finish at record highs. The large caps led the way to highs on the session as earnings season continues to roll on. As long as earnings can continue to support stocks up here the market can keep rocking and rolling.   

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Each day I, Dave Bartosiak of Zacks.com (Twitter @bartosiastics) dive into the charts, pointing out key price action and levels for you to watch.

But it doesn’t stop there because the highlight of today’s video, which you can see for free by clicking above, is where I uncover five Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks that are breaking out to new 52-week highs today. These stocks have a ton of momentum behind them and are charging higher. The list of stocks he covers today include:

Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI Free Report)

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. Price and Consensus | Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. Quote

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells fiber-optic networking products primarily for Internet data center, cable television (CATV), and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networking end-markets. It offers optical modules, lasers, transmitters and transceivers, and turn-key equipment, as well as headend, node, and distribution equipment. The company sells its products to Internet data center operators, CATV and telecommunications equipment manufacturers, and Internet service providers through its direct and indirect sales channels worldwide.

The Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCO Free Report)

Brink's Company (The) Price and Consensus | Brink's Company (The) Quote

The Brink’s Company provides secure transportation, cash management services, and other security-related services worldwide. The company offers cash-in-transit services, including armored vehicle transportation of valuables; automated teller machine (ATM) services, such as cash replenishment, replenishment forecasting, cash optimization, ATM remote monitoring, service call dispatching, transaction processing, installation services, and first and second line maintenance; and network infrastructure services.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB Free Report)

Facebook, Inc. Price and Consensus | Facebook, Inc. Quote

Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. Its solutions include Facebook Website and mobile application that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application to communicate with people and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also offers Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others.

Healthcare Services Group (NASDAQ:HCSG Free Report)

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Price and Consensus

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Price and Consensus | Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Quote

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. provides management, administrative, and operating services to the housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance, and dietary service departments to nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Housekeeping and Dietary.

LPL Financial (NASDAQ:LPLA Free Report)  

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. Price and Consensus | LPL Financial Holdings Inc. Quote

LPL Financial Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors in the United States. Its brokerage offerings include variable and fixed annuities, mutual funds, equities, alternative investments such as non-traded real estate investment trusts and business development companies, retirement and 529 education savings plans, fixed income, and insurance. The company’s fee-based platforms provide access to mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, stocks, bonds, certain option strategies, unit investment trusts, and institutional money managers and no-load multi-manager variable annuities.

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