CHICAGO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T), Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
Get the most recent insight from Zacks Equity Research with the free Profit from the Pros newsletter: http://at.zacks.com/?id=5513
Here are highlights from Tuesday's Analyst Blog:
AT&T Offers Mobile Barcode
AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) has introduced Mobile Barcode Services powered by Scanbuy. This new service will enable the deployment of Quick Response Code or QR code based mobile marketing tools for enterprise customers. As advertising and marketing companies in the U.S. and overseas are rapidly resorting to the QR code based marketing tools, the new offering is expected attract more customers and be lucrative for AT&T.
The QR code is a square black and white box that contains encoded information but resembles a barcode. The QR code is an easy way for consumers to access information on any company or product.
Customers can scan these codes on a cell phone through various QR code reader applications like i-nigma for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone and Codee for Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android-based smartphones. After scanning, the codes open a mobile landing page that shows discount vouchers, ad clippings or survey results.
AT&T is looking at opportunities to improve its growth profile through a number of strategic initiatives. Apart from the new Mobile Barcode Services, the company recently introduced its new cloud-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) platform. The attractively priced CDN offers best-in-class digital media solutions.
The company also collaborated withZynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a popular Web-based social gaming company to offer mobile social gaming options on its Android-based smartphones and tablets. Additionally, AT&T inked a multi-year deal with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and entered into a cloud-based video conferencing service agreement with Polycom.
We believe these initiatives coupled with AT&T's networking infrastructure that combines Long Term Evolution and High-Speed Packet Access Plus technologies will support significant market penetration in the wireless space.
However, the company suffers from constant access line losses, competitive threats, heavy iPhone subsidies and federal regulations that could hold back its prospects.
AT&T has a Zacks Rank #2, implying a Buy rating.
Want more from Zacks Equity Research? Subscribe to the free Profit from the Pros newsletter: http://at.zacks.com/?id=5515.
About Zacks Equity Research
Zacks Equity Research provides the best of quantitative and qualitative analysis to help investors know what stocks to buy and which to sell for the long-term.
Continuous coverage is provided for a universe of 1,150 publicly traded stocks. Our analysts are organized by industry which gives them keen insights to developments that affect company profits and stock performance. Recommendations and target prices are six-month time horizons.
Zacks "Profit from the Pros" e-mail newsletter provides highlights of the latest analysis from Zacks Equity Research. Subscribe to this free newsletter today: http://at.zacks.com/?id=5517
Zacks.com is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978 by Leon Zacks. As a PhD from MIT Len knew he could find patterns in stock market data that would lead to superior investment results. Amongst his many accomplishments was the formation of his proprietary stock picking system; the Zacks Rank, which continues to outperform the market by nearly a 3 to 1 margin. The best way to unlock the profitable stock recommendations and market insights of Zacks Investment Research is through our free daily email newsletter; Profit from the Pros. In short, it's your steady flow of Profitable ideas GUARANTEED to be worth your time! Register for your free subscription to Profit from the Pros at http://at.zacks.com/?id=5518.
Visit http://www.zacks.com/performance for information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release.
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/zacksresearch
Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Zacks-Investment-Research/57553657748?ref=ts
Disclaimer: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.
SOURCE Zacks Investment Research, Inc.