The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Mastercard, JPMorgan, Eli Lilly, Caterpillar and Anthem

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – October 12, 2020 – 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: Mastercard Incorporated MA, JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, Eli Lilly and Company LLY, Caterpillar Inc. CAT and Anthem, Inc. ANTM.

Here are highlights from Friday’s Analyst Blog:

Top Analyst Reports for Mastercard, JPMorgan and Eli Lilly

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 Mastercard, JPMorgan Chase and Eli Lilly. These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

You can see all of today’s research reports here >>>

Mastercard shares have outperformed the Zacks Financial Transaction Services

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Visa, JPMorgan Are Already Preparing for Potential Quantum Cyberattacks

Financial services companies are preparing for a time when a powerful quantum computer could break some of the most widespread cryptographic methods currently used in cybersecurity.

Experts say quantum-computing cyberattacks could be more than a decade away, based on the technology’s rate of progress, but the consequences could be so severe that companies and cryptographers world-wide are preparing now.

Visa Inc.

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JPMorgan

Chase & Co., for example, are researching methods capable of thwarting such an attack, developing new processes and closely following the race for new encryption standards.

“The data we have is sensitive, and it is vast in quantity, so protecting that data is job number one for us,” said Rajat Taneja, president of technology at Visa.

Rajat Taneja, executive vice president of technology and operations for Visa.



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Visa Inc.

Nearly six years ago, researchers at Visa began studying so-called post-quantum cryptography, which refers to the new

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Top Analyst Reports for Mastercard, JPMorgan & Eli Lilly

Friday, October 9, 2020

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 Mastercard (MA), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Eli Lilly (LLY). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

You can see all of today’s research reports here >>>

Mastercard shares have outperformed the Zacks Financial Transaction Services industry in the year to date period (+17.4% vs. +5.5%). The Zacks analyst believes that Mastercard’s strategic acquisitions, alliances and technology upgrades, along with product-diversification and geographic-expansion initiatives augur well for the long-term.

The company has undertaken several acquisitions to supplement organic efforts and diversify revenues over the years, which has helped expand its addressable markets and strengthen core product solutions. It is gaining from an increased demand for digital

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot touts programs by PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase to increase lending and job training

JP Morgan Chase plans to expand home lending for Black and Latino families while PepsiCo will give more money for job training, officials announced.

Representatives from JP Morgan Chase and PepsiCo made the pledges during a news conference with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Community Trust, a leading philanthropic organization.

JPMorgan Chase promised to increase homeownership among 3,000 Black and Latino families “in the Chicago region through an additional $600 million in home lending to these families over the next five years,” officials said.

The bank also will expand low down payment programs and grants for home buying, including closing cost assistance.

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Officials also said PepsiCo will be giving $500,000 for job training and development, though it wasn’t clear when or where. The soft drink giant also is giving $1 million

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Top ad accounts in review from T-Mobile to JPMorgan Chase

  • Much of the ad industry came to a halt in March as the pandemic led marketers to slash spending and delay reviews of their accounts.
  • But activity has since picked up, with a focus on media-buying, which is where the most money changes hands.
  • The key reviews ad agencies are watching include names like T-Mobile, Sanofi, and Visa that spend billions on advertising and want to consolidate their business with a single agency or holding company.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

When the pandemic hit the US in March, advertising all but came to a halt as brands slashed spending and halted new campaign production.

The last thing any CMO wanted to do was go embark on an agency review, an expensive, monthslong process to determine the advertising agencies they want to handle their business. 

But with some exceptions like Samsung, which just cancelled a massive pitch for

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