The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Navigant Consulting, Chesapeake, Whirlpool, Honda Motor and Toyota Motor

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Navigant Consulting, Chesapeake, Whirlpool,
                         Honda Motor and Toyota Motor

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CHICAGO, June 27, 2013

CHICAGO, June 27, 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 Navigant Consulting Inc.
(NYSE:NCI-Free Report), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK-Free Report),
Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR-Free Report), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC-Free
Report) and Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM-Free Report).

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Here are highlights from Wednesday's Analyst Blog:

Nat Gas Vehicle Sales Set to Zoom

A recent report by Navigant Research – the research wing of Navigant
Consulting Inc. (NYSE:NCI-Free Report) – suggests that the number of natural
gas vehicles (NGVs) on roads worldwide will reach 34.9 million by 2020, up
from 18.2 million in 2013. The report states that low price of natural gas and
persistently rising costs of gasoline and diesel will be the primary forces
behind the increased popularity of NGVs.

NGVs are a cheaper and cleaner alternative to conventional gasoline-driven
vehicles and customers are increasingly using either compressed natural gas
(CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in passenger car segment as well as in
commercial vehicles. LNG utilizes around 30% less space as compared to CNG.
However, LNG is suitable for medium and heavy-duty trucks as its tanks are
larger, heavier, and relatively more expensive.

According to the report, positive industry development such as the increased
availability of NGVs and a greater willingness of motorists and fleet
operators to buy alternative fuel vehicles will be the key factors for the
phenomenal growth.

In order to capitalize on this growing business potential, some natural gas
producers such as Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK-Free Report) have
collaborated with manufacturers like Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR-Free Report) to
develop appliances that can provide refueling options to natural gas powered
cars at the car owner's home.

Others like Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC-Free Report) and Toyota Motor
Corporation (NYSE:TM-Free Report) are also likely to join the bandwagon and
augment the production of NGVs.

Navigant is a global management consulting company serving energy-based and
other regulated industries. The company helps clients to succeed in a business
environment of changing regulations, stiff competition and evolving technology
by providing effective management consulting services in areas such as
business strategy development, marketing and sales, operations management,
information technology and customer care.

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