Apple, Target, Charter, Bumble, Weber

Here are Monday’s biggest calls on Wall Street: Wells Fargo upgrades Target to overweight from equal weight Wells said the market is just too pessimistic on Target shares. “TGT’s sell-off provides the opportunity to pick up a proven share gainer into an underappreciated earnings recovery at the right price, in our view. Read more about … Read more

In a recession, turn to these stocks with a history of raising dividends

Investors worried about the potential for a recession that would roil markets may want to look at stocks that pay dividends to keep income flowing. Some companies have a history of consistently raising dividends every year, even late in market cycles and through previous recessions, according to a Monday note from Wolfe Research. “Companies that … Read more

Three plays for the third quarter

The health care sector is often a sleepy performer but in this market turmoil it may prove to be one of the areas of not only safety in the third quarter – but growth. The third quarter could be a turbulent time, after the worst first half for stocks since 1970. As investors fear rampant … Read more

Stock picks for the second half

Wall Street analysts named a handful of buy-rated stocks this past week as must-own stock picks for the second half of the year. These defensive companies have characteristics that will carry them through any additional economic and market turmoil, analysts said. CNBC combined through recent Wall Street research to find the top buying opportunities as … Read more

Low volatility, dividend-paying global stocks beating the market

From multi-day losing streaks to overnight rallies, it has been a roller coaster ride for markets this year. For investors looking to ride out the unpredictability, CNBC PRO has screened for low-volatility stocks with income in the US and beyond, that have outperformed the beaten-down market. Stocks ended last week lower as markets weighed the … Read more

Analysts are starting to give their top stocks to own in a recession

With the market selling off on fears of an imminent recession, individual stock analysts are starting to trot out their top stock picks to own in an economic downturn. A number of reports to clients of Wall Street banks this week focused on stocks that have resilient revenues and business models. Stocks fell deeper into … Read more

Searching for value in the battered biotech sector, which may not have hit bottom yet

Investors have been laser-focused on profit-producing companies, which has left companies in their pre-revenue stage on the sidelines. As a result, a growing number of biotech stocks are now trading below the value of cash on their balance sheets. Over the past year, the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF has been down nearly 44%, while the … Read more

These buy-rated stocks have a proven history of staying stable in turbulent times

CNBC identified buy-rated stocks from the US and beyond that have a track record of stability when markets are going crazy.

These ETFs offer protection to investors worried about a recession, Citi says

Investors looking to ride out the uncertainty and cushion their portfolios may find a good defensive play in these minimal volatility funds, Citi says.