What to Buy Right Now: 42 Picks From Barron’s Roundtable Pros

To everything there is a season: A time to hide in a bunker with a crash helmet on as stock and bond prices plummet, and a time to wade cautiously into the market in search of newly created bargains. If you’ve been reading the Barron’s Roundtable for a few years, or even decades, you already … Read more

Looking for $100,000 Salary? See How Much the Biggest U.S. Companies Pay Workers

Wages for the median workers at the majority of big American companies are higher than they were before the pandemic, with the tight job market helping to lift paydays for many bank tellers, factory workers and software programmers. Compensation in 2021 for the median worker at 275 companies in the S&P 500 index was higher … Read more

GameStop, Salesforce, Netflix, Alphabet, Nvidia, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

Text size Uncredited U.S. stock and bond markets will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. A handful of major companies report later this week, with the economic-data highlight being jobs Friday. HP and Salesforce . com will report on Tuesday, followed by Chewy, GameStop , and Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Wednesday. CrowdStrike Holdings , Hormel Foods , Lululemon Athletica , … Read more

Will the stock market drop 20% or 48% from the peak? Here’s the key factor, says this strategist.

“Is the economy under control or is it spiraling out of control? That’s the million-dollar question traders continue arguing over,” sums up CrackedMarket blogger Jani Ziedins. Clearly, the latter argument prevailed — again — after Wall Street’s worst day in two years, and futures hinting of more pain for Thursday. Among the gloomsters, Guggenheim’s Scott … Read more

Home Depot Sees Record First-Quarter Sales. The Stock Is Rising.

Text size Home Depot tops first-quarter earnings expectations. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Home Depot ’s sales rose to the highest ever for the first quarter of the year. The retailer exceeded earnings expectations in the quarter. Earnings per share were $4.09, up from $3.86 a year earlier. Analysts expected earnings of $3.69 a share. “The solid … Read more

Walmart, Moderna, Target, Deere, Home Depot, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

Text size It’s the tail end of first-quarter earnings season, with mostly retailers left to report this week. Government data on U.S. retail sales will also be released. Home Depot and Walmart report on Tuesday, followed by Target, TJX , Lowe ’s , and Bath & Body Works on Wednesday and Ross Stores on Thursday.  Non-retailer … Read more

Buying the Dip Can Be a Retiree’s Best Friend. Here’s How Seniors Can Safely Shop.

Photo illustration by Barron’s Staff; (reference) Dreamstime (4) Text size It’s hard at any age to buy stocks when prices are falling, but for retirees it can be especially nerve-racking because their time frame for recovery is shorter if share values continue to fall. But buying a dip prudently can not only boost your returns … Read more

Carvana stock claws back despite ‘uniquely difficult environment’ that hit earnings

Shares of Carvana Co. were bouncing back in after-hours trading Wednesday after the used-car retailer admitted that both industry-wide and company-specific issues impacted its business in the first quarter but said that it had plans to address its challenges. Carvana CVNA, -9.11% noted in its letter to shareholders that the omicron variant and used-car prices … Read more

AT&T Stock Rises After Completion of WarnerMedia Spinoff

Text size AT&T has completed the spinoff of WarnerMedia. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AT&T wrapped up its WarnerMedia spinoff late last week, and the stock was rising on Monday. The stock jumped 8%, to $19.67. AT&T (ticker: T) in February decided to structure WarnerMedia’s divestiture as a spinoff instead of a split-off, or exchange. A split-off … Read more

AMC and GameStop Are Red Hot Again. It’s March Madness for Meme Stocks.

Text size A cyclist rides past an AMC theater in San Francisco in the spring of 2020. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Meme stocks are back on the menu. Shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings , GameStop , and Bed Bath & Beyond leapt Monday in a resurgence of the frenzied buying that took them through the roof … Read more