The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights:Delta Air Lines, Nokia, AT&T, United Continental Holdings and UnitedHealth Group PR Newswire CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2013 CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 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 the Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL-Free Report), Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK-Free Report), AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T-Free Report), United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL-Free Report) and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH-Free Report). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free. Here are highlights from Friday's Analyst Blog: Delta Staff Gets "Tech Savvy" Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL-Free Report) will allow over 19,000 flight attendants to use Windows Phone 8 enabled devices for fast and smooth on-board communication. This will also render improved services for flyers. The gadget – a Lumia 820 from Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK-Free Report) – will help Delta flight staff to offer passengers with swift credit card processing for in-flight purchases. Customers can also avail the facility to upgrade to the trendy Economy Comfort seating while in jet. Going further, the airline plans to extend customer-specific information to the attendants for better customized services. These devices will be connected through Wi-Fi, on AT&T Inc.'s (NYSE:T-Free Report) 4G network. This move calls for expansion of services in the coming three years and to the newly launched Nokia phones. Over the last couple of months, Delta – the second largest airline company in the U.S. after United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL-Free Report) – is concentrating on technological upgrade for efficient and hassle-free operations. Last year, the carrier introduced Fly Delta app for iPad as well as inaugurated the new delta.com website. For the balance of the year, we expect Delta to perform impressively on various strategic measures such as route launch, renovation of airport terminals, revamping of fleet structures and profitable acquisitions. Management's balanced capital deployment plan is expected to enhance shareholder value. Nevertheless, we stay on the sidelines considering certain risk factors that the company encounters. These include fuel price and economic volatility, labor trouble, political outbursts and federal directives. Delta – which offers in-air Wi-Fi on more than 800 aircraft – carries a Zacks Rank #3, implying a Hold rating. UnitedHealth Debuts Online Payment Service In an effort to simplify payments of medical bills, U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH-Free Report) has introduced online payment service. UnitedHealth initiated this service along with InstaMed, the leading health care payments network company. The facility is named as myClaims Manager and will make it convenient for more than 21 million plan participants of the company's schemes. The service will be available throughout the U.S. Along with making payments online, the customers can also avail other services like managing their health care claims and related expenses. UnitedHealth already had a portal called myuhc.com for plan participants. This online bill payment facility is now added to it. The online facility allows members to check their claims status; amount of their individual and out of pocket spending; keeping a check on their medical expenses for tax purposes; provide claim details; enabling the customers to follow up with their claims as well giving them an explanation for complicated medical terms. This step is in sync with the company's effort to simplify every step of the healthcare payments process all in one place, to collect more, get paid faster and reduce the time and costs to collect. The facility is easy to use and payments can be made simply by using credit card, debit card, health savings account, or bank account information. Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free. 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. 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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights:Delta Air Lines, Nokia, AT&T, United Continental Holdings and UnitedHealth Group
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