XPeng Stock Gets Another Downgrade. It’s Becoming More Controversial Than Tesla.

Shares of pure-play electric vehicle producers can be controversial on Wall Street. High-growth car stocks can be difficult to value when the traditional auto players trade for less than seven or eight times estimated earnings. Shares of Chinese EV maker XPeng (ticker: XPEV) are now one of the most controversial EV stocks, supplanting even Tesla … Read more

Stocks Are on the Rise, but Earnings Could Drag Them Down Again

Markets This summer, analysts thought S&P 500 companies’ fourth-quarter earnings would rise. Now they think earnings will fall.

6 Preferred Stocks That Offer Safety and High Yields

There still is plenty of yield in the depressed preferred-stock market—even after the recent half-point yield decline in the Treasury 10-year note to 3.7%. Many preferred issues yield 6% or more and offer investors good dividend security since they are a senior form of equity. Preferred holders also benefit since dividends, like those on common … Read more

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back. Consider These Moves for 2023.

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back. Consider These Moves for 2023.

Oil Stocks Rally Despite Falling Prices. Why People Are Buying.

A unique phenomenon has been playing out in the oil market: Oil stocks have risen 5% in the past month even as the price of oil has fallen 9%. The divide could mean that oil stocks are set for a downward reversion, because they’ve outpaced the price of the commodity by too much. But some … Read more

Oil Prices Could Rise After Latest EU Sanctions on Russia

The European Union’s ban on seaborne imports of Russian oil, along with the Group of Seven’s plan to cap prices of oil from Russia early next month won’t guarantee that prices for the commodity will see a lasting rally, or that supplies will tighten further in the days ahead. “In isolation, the sanctions on Russia … Read more

Alibaba and JD.com Stocks Are Rising. Don’t Thank Singles Day Sales Results.

Alibaba and JD.com stocks were rising on Monday, but the price action didn’t seem to be driven by sales results from the closely-watched annual Singles Day event. Alibaba (ticker: BABA) was up 2.5% in U.S. premarket trading, with shares in e-commerce peer JD.com (JD) gaining 3.5%, beating out futures tracking both the S&P 500 index … Read more

Stocks Surged on an Inflation Reading. But the Bear Market Isn’t Over.

Investors finally got the inflation reading they were looking for, and are likely to get a split government for the next two years. That combination propelled stocks to their best weekly showing since June. On Friday, the S&P 500 even briefly crossed the 4,000 threshold, a level it hadn’t breached in two months. The S&P … Read more

Stocks Rallied Dramatically. It’s Still a Bear Market

This commentary was issued recently by money managers, research firms, and market newsletter writers and has been edited by Barron’s. Bear-Market Rallies Technical Strategy BTIGNov. 11: Thursday was another day for the record books. The S&P 500 had its first daily gain of more than 5% since 2020, and its biggest outperformance vs. the Dow … Read more

Elon Musk Sold $4 Billion More Worth of Tesla Stock. The Timing Is Odd.

Investors were waiting for stock sales from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, guessing he needed to sell more shares to finish his Twitter purchase. He sold more stock, but it happened after the Twitter deal closed. Musk disclosed the sale of 19.5 million shares of Tesla (ticker: TSLA), or about $3.95 billion of it, in 38 … Read more