UBS says seek income as market upside is over and names 10 attractive dividend payers

Calling the early 2023 stock market rally largely over, UBS Global Wealth Management has its eye on stocks with higher dividend yields. Strategist David Lefkowitz said U.S. stocks gained due to improved economic growth in Europe and China as well as dimming concern over further interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. The S & … Read more

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This week’s best performers include Meta Platforms and an orthodontics stock

The S & P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are headed for fresh weekly gains, but they haven’t come without their fair share of volatility. Both major indexes rallied earlier in the week after Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate announcement sparked hope that the central bank would soon loosen up on its fight against inflation. However, … Read more

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European markets pull back as investors watch economic data, earnings

LONDON — European markets retreated on Friday as investors digest key central bank decisions, economic data and corporate earnings. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index was down 0.4% in early trade, with autos shedding 1.1% to lead losses as all sectors and major bourses slid into the red. The European blue chip index enjoyed a strong … Read more

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Investor Bryn Talkington says this lithium stock has a major tailwind

Albemarle could get a boost as electric vehicles grow increasingly popular, said Bryn Talkington, managing partner of Requisite Capital Management. She called the company one of the top lithium miners in the world on CNBC’s “Halftime Report ” Thursday, while noting it’s based in the U.S. Lithium is typically a component of battery cells used … Read more

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Annuity sales hit record last year, eclipsing sales during 2008 financial crisis amid fear, higher rates

Tim Bieber | Photodisc | Getty Images Amid stock market gyrations, recession fears and loftier payouts, consumers last year pumped a record sum of money into annuities, a type of insurance that offers a guaranteed income stream. Buyers funneled $310.6 billion into annuities in 2022, according to estimates published by Limra, an insurance industry trade … Read more

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Morgan Stanley analyst says these ‘undervalued’ bank stocks could rise 24%

The top picks of Morgan Stanley bank analyst Betsy Graseck are looking undervalued as the market rallies, she said Wednesday in a report. The shares of Graseck’s three overweight-rated banks, JPMorgan Chase , Wells Fargo and Regions Financial , have underperformed versus the S & P 500 since last month, when the companies released fourth-quarter … Read more

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These midcap stocks are cheap and expected to see booming earnings growth in 2023

In a year when corporate earnings are broadly expected to deteriorate , some midcap names with cheap valuations are forecast to see strong earnings growth. The busiest week of fourth quarter earnings season is now underway. So far, 69% of those S & P 500 companies that reported results have beaten analysts’ earnings-per-share estimates, according … Read more

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Jim Cramer’s Investing Club meeting Monday: Dow stocks, Fed, Ford

Every weekday the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer holds a “Morning Meeting” livestream at 10:20 a.m. ET. Here’s a recap of Monday’s key moments. Stick to Dow stocks Watch wage inflation Monitor Ford price cuts 1. Stick to Dow stocks The S & P 500 and Nasdaq Composite fell on Monday ahead of a … Read more

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Op-ed: Keep an eye on medical technology and alternative energy sectors

Dexcom’s latest continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, to launch in February, will be 60% smaller and warm up 75% faster than previous versions such as this one, pictured on April 8, 2019. Ben Birchall – Pa Images | Pa Images | Getty Images Last year was tough for most investors. Nearly every sector suffered losses … Read more

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Goldman Sachs names tech stocks with a ‘strong runway’ for growth — giving one upside of nearly 70%

One corner of tech, software, might be seeing “limited appetite” from the market, according to Goldman Sachs. But the investment bank is optimistic. It listed several reasons for its bullish call: “a more constructive setup due to near record-low valuations … conservative management guidance that better aligns with investor expectations, and an inflection towards cost … Read more

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