For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – October 9, 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: RH RH, The Boston Beer Company, Inc. SAM, Thor Industries, Inc. THO, Target Corporation TGT and FedEx Corporation FDX.

Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

Top Growth Stocks to Buy on Iffy Stimulus Prospects

On Oct 7, U.S. stock markets closed sharply higher after President Donald Trump tweeted urging U.S. Congress to immediately pass a coronavirus-aid package for some specific segments of the economy.

This was in contrast to Trump’s tweet on Oct 6 when he asked his administration to halt negotiations with Democrats regarding a full-phased fiscal stimulus till the scheduled U.S. election on Nov 3. Wall Street saw an immediate downturn and ended sharply lower as soon as the news broke. However, investors’ hope for at least a truncated second round of stimulus package helped the market to more than offset the previous day’s losses.

A Partial Fiscal Stimulus

President Trump has urged Congress to clear $25 billion for airline payroll support and $135 billion for a small business paycheck protection program. Both of these aids could be paid for out of unused funds from the Cares Act, which came to an end in July. Moreover, Trump has also sent a stand-alone bill of $1,200 per individual as unemployment benefit.

Notably, the $2.2 trillion first round of coronavirus-relief package — popularly known as the CARES ACT — terminated at July end. Meanwhile, coronavirus-led severe economic devastation compelled lawmakers to inject another round of stimulus.

However, the U.S. Congress failed to reach an amicable solution regarding the size and scope of

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Effie Campbell feared the worst when doctors told her the baby boy who had been growing inside her for only 26 weeks was about to arrive well ahead of schedule.

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Campbell, 33, had checked herself into the emergency room at her hometown hospital in Mount Pleasant on Aug. 28, believing that the mild contractions she’d put up with while working her usual shift at a nursing home had merely grown worse. Hospital staff informed her that she had actually been in labor all day.



Effie Campbell holds her son, Oliver, for the first time Sept. 7 at Stead Family Children's Hospital. Oliver was born at 26 weeks and will spend at least his first three months of life in the hospital's newborn intensive care unit. The hospital is investing in new staff and equipment designed to care for premature babies, funded in part by the $3 million that Carson King helped raise last September.


© Photo by Jay Stokes
Effie Campbell holds her son, Oliver, for the first time Sept. 7 at Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Oliver was born at 26 weeks and will spend at least his first three months of life in the hospital’s newborn intensive care unit. The hospital is investing in new staff and equipment designed to care for premature babies, funded in part by the $3 million that Carson King helped raise last September.

There was one more complication: The hospital no longer was equipped to deliver babies.

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Campbell overheard some nurses discussing whether her son would be born alive. She wondered how tiny her first-born would be, knowing he was three months ahead of his due date. Would he even be able to cry?

The call went out to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, an hour north in Iowa City. The hospital dispatched its neonatal transport team, two experts who arrived in an ambulance filled with state-of-the-art technology designed to give babies born extremely premature a fighting chance.

Oliver Stokes entered the world