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Top Analyst Reports for Disney, Charter Communications & Monsanto

Monday July 3 2017

The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Disney (DIS), Charter Communications (CHTR), and Monsanto (MON).These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

Disney 's shares have outperformed the Zacks Media Conglomerates sector over the last one year, gaining +10.3% vs. +7.4%, driven by the blockbuster performance of its movies and its vibrant Parks & Resorts division. The Zacks analyst likes its impressive lineup of big budget movies up to 2018. Further, it is focused on deploying capital towards expansion of the Parks and Resorts business to create long-term growth opportunities. But over the last few quarters, Disney has been weighed down by concerns about ESPN whose future growth has been clouded by the evolving media landscape as a result of 'cord cutting' and the steady migration of subscribers to online and digital platforms. Identical to performances in the past few quarters, ESPN disappointed in the second quarter again.

(You can read the full research report onDisneyhere >>> ) .

Shares of Charter Communications outperformed the Zacks Cable TV industry over the past three months (+1.7% vs. -2.4%), buoyed by the buyout of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The Zacks analyst is particularly optimistic about these acquisitions since they have boosted the company's fiber suite, bottom line and free cash flow. Following the buyouts, the company launched a new Spectrum TV app to unite the viewing experience of these two big cable companies on a single podium. Charter Communications is also planning to execute field trials for 5G wireless network and plans to enter the U.S. wireless industry in collaboration with Comcast. However, the company operates in the saturated and competitive multi-channel U.S. video market which, along with high debt levels, is a major concern.

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