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New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Johnson & Johnson, Chesapeake Energy, Visa, Celgene, Adobe, and Markel — Factors of Influence, Major Initiatives and Sustained Production

NEW YORK, April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE), and Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.

Complimentary Access: Research Reports

Full copies of recently published reports are available to readers at the links below.

JNJ DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=JNJ
CHK DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=CHK
V DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=V
CELG DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=CELG
ADBE DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=ADBE
MKL DOWNLOAD: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=MKL

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The new research reports from Fundamental Markets, available for free download at the links above, examine Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE), and Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) on a fundamental level and outlines the overall demand for their products and services in addition to an in-depth review of the business strategy, management discussion, and overall direction going forward. Several excerpts from the recently released reports are available to today's readers below.

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Important Notice: the following excerpts are not designed to be standalone summaries and as such, important information may be missing from these samples. Please download the entire research report, free of charge, to ensure you are reading all relevant material information. All information in this release was accessed April 13th, 2018. Percentage calculations are performed after rounding. All amounts in millions (MM), except per share amounts.

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JOHNSON & JOHNSON (JNJ) REPORT OVERVIEW

Johnson & Johnson's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Johnson & Johnson reported revenue of $20,195.00MM vs $18,106.00MM (up 11.54%) and basic earnings per share -$3.97 vs $1.40. For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Johnson & Johnson reported revenue of $76,450.00MM vs $71,890.00MM (up 6.34%) and basic earnings per share $0.48 vs $6.04 (down 92.05%). According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 11 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.72. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.83. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $8.63 and is expected to report on January 22nd, 2019.

To read the full Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=JNJ

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CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION (CHK) REPORT OVERVIEW

Chesapeake Energy's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Chesapeake Energy reported revenue of $2,519.00MM vs $2,021.00MM (up 24.64%) and basic earnings per share $0.35 vs -$0.64. For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Chesapeake Energy reported revenue of $9,496.00MM vs $7,872.00MM (up 20.63%) and basic earnings per share $0.90 vs -$6.43. Chesapeake Energy is expected to report earnings on May 3rd, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.23. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $0.65 and is expected to report on February 28th, 2019.

To read the full Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=CHK

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VISA INC. (V) REPORT OVERVIEW

Visa's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Visa reported revenue of $4,862.00MM vs $4,461.00MM (up 8.99%) and basic earnings per share $1.22 vs $0.98 (up 24.49%). For the twelve months ended September 30th, 2017 vs September 30th, 2016, Visa reported revenue of $18,358.00MM vs $15,082.00MM (up 21.72%) and basic earnings per share $3.18 vs $2.76 (up 15.22%). Visa is expected to report earnings on April 25th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 16 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.98. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.86.

To read the full Visa Inc. (V) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=V

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CELGENE CORPORATION (CELG) REPORT OVERVIEW

Celgene's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Celgene reported revenue of $3,488.00MM vs $2,980.00MM (up 17.05%) and basic earnings per share -$0.06 vs $0.55. For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Celgene reported revenue of $13,003.00MM vs $11,229.00MM (up 15.80%) and basic earnings per share $3.77 vs $2.57 (up 46.69%). Celgene is expected to report earnings on May 4th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.53. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $8.98 and is expected to report on January 24th, 2019.

To read the full Celgene Corporation (CELG) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=CELG

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ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (ADBE) REPORT OVERVIEW

Adobe's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended February 28th, 2018 vs February 28th, 2017, Adobe reported revenue of $2,078.95MM vs $1,681.65MM (up 23.63%) and basic earnings per share $1.18 vs $0.81 (up 45.68%). For the twelve months ended November 30th, 2017 vs November 30th, 2016, Adobe reported revenue of $7,301.51MM vs $5,854.43MM (up 24.72%) and basic earnings per share $3.43 vs $2.35 (up 45.96%). Adobe is expected to report earnings on June 19th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending May 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.81.

To read the full Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=ADBE

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MARKEL CORPORATION (MKL) REPORT OVERVIEW

Markel's Recent Financial Performance

For the three months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Markel reported revenue of $1,662.27MM vs $1,428.63MM (up 16.35%) and basic earnings per share $30.46 vs $9.14 (up 233.26%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Markel reported revenue of $6,061.66MM vs $5,612.03MM (up 8.01%) and basic earnings per share $25.89 vs $31.41 (down 17.57%). Markel is expected to report earnings on April 25th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending March 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $2.82. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $38.21 and is expected to report on February 5th, 2019.

To read the full Markel Corporation (MKL) report, download it here: http://Fundamental-Markets.com/register/?so=MKL

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