For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 25, 2020 – 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 Target Corp. TGT, Deere & Co. DE, United Parcel Service Inc. UPS, Walmart Inc. WMT and Activision Blizzard Inc. ATVI.

Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

Protect Your Portfolio from Volatility with These Low-Beta Picks

Stock markets have been grappling with extreme volatility this month. After five months in a row, Wall Street is facing a severe hurdle this month.

The Nasdaq Composite is in correction territory after declining 11.8% from its high recorded on Sep 2. The S&P 500 and the Dow are on the verge of entering correction territory after declining 9.6% and 9.3% from their respective high recorded on

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Blizzard created one blockbuster franchise after another — “Warcraft,” “Diablo,” “StarCraft,” “Hearthstone,” “Overwatch” — while being passed around by a succession of corporate owners. That’s because Morhaime and his original partner sold the company back in 1994 for $6.75 million. All those years, no one at Blizzard — Morhaime included — owned the games they were working on. (The company is now a division of publicly-traded Activision Blizzard.) He stepped down as Blizzard’s CEO in 2018 and left the company altogether last year.

Now Mike Morhaime is back in the game business. With his wife Amy and a handful of Blizzard veterans, Morhaime has founded a game publisher and developer called Dreamhaven. The new company plans to reveal its existence Wednesday and announce it has created two studios populated by Blizzard veterans — Moonshot Games and Secret Door — that are actively working on new undisclosed game concepts.

With Dreamhaven,

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Something strange happened on Monday. First it was one, then another, and then more still. S-1 filings — the prospectuses that companies file with the SEC when they plan to go public — were dropping everywhere, as if someone had waved a flag to let tech companies know that the time to IPO was now.

By day’s end, five tech companies had filed S-1 registrations to go public: Unity, Sumo Logic, Asana, Jfrog and Snowflake.

And that’s not including SPACs, tech adjacent companies like telemedicine firm Amwell, or foreign-listed IPOs, like China’s Ant Financial, the financial tech giant owned by Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry: We put together this guide to help you make sense of everything. 

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Asana cofounders Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz

Asana cofounders Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz

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