Market pro names stocks that could do well with margins under pressure

Profit margins are getting squeezed as inflation remains at elevated levels, with a slew of companies — including Walt Disney , PepsiCo and Spotify — all warning of margin pressures, casting a pall over earnings growth in the quarters ahead. Patrick Armstrong, chief investment officer at Plurimi Wealth, believes this is the “biggest risk” for … Read more

Wall Street analysts name top stock picks for the third quarter

Citigroup , Bank of America and Barclays have named a raft of stocks they think could do well in the third quarter, as the specter of a recession continues to loom large in the minds of investors. The S & P 500 has gained about 4.6% so far this quarter, after a first half of … Read more

4 buy-rated global energy companies

Analysts at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have picked their top energy stocks, with those involved in hydrogen, electric vehicles and renewables among their favorites. The sector certainly looks hot right now, with the iShares Global Energy ETF up around 30% year-to-date as investors react to sky-high energy prices. In a note from June … Read more

Oil prices could determine how markets react to Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, Jan. 26, 2022. Source: NYSE The heavy new round of sanctions on Russia by the U.S. and its allies are likely to push oil prices — and inflation — even higher. That could create a bigger challenge for the Federal Reserve as it considers interest rate hikes, and … Read more