Morgan Stanley, BofA stock picks for how to play a U.S. recession

A growing number on Wall Street are talking up the risk of a recession, with Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and more all pointing to a higher probability of a downturn. “Economic data points indicate a higher probability of recession,” Morgan Stanley analysts said in a June 29 note. “Since the beginning of the year, we … Read more

Hide out in these tech stocks during bear markets, Bernstein says

With the Nasdaq Composite down 30% from its highs and deep in bear market territory, investors are finding no comfort in the technology sector. Yet amid this painful market backdrop, there are some areas within the downtrodden sector where investors can still find safety, according to Bernstein. “Tech’s overall valuation is now approaching its historical … Read more

Apple could gain ground against Microsoft Windows with M2 chips

Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) looks at a newly redesigned MacBook Air laptop during the WWDC22 at Apple Park on June 06, 2022 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the annual WWDC22 developer conference. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Apple’s new laptops announced on Monday, featuring the iPhone maker’s next-generation in-house chips, … Read more

Microsoft scales down Russia operations due to Ukraine crisis

Microsoft logo displayed on a phone screen and Russian flag displayed on a screen in the background are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 1, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Microsoft said on Wednesday it was making substantial cuts to its business in Russia, joining a string … Read more

Microsoft launches Surface Laptop Go 2 at $599 with 128GB SSD

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 starts at $ 599. Microsoft Microsoft on Wednesday started taking preorders for the Surface Laptop Go 2, the first revision to its entry-level laptop. The PC starts at $ 599, an increase of $ 50 from the original Surface Laptop Go that Microsoft released in 2020. The tech giant is … Read more

Ulta Beauty, Big Lots, Autodesk, Workday and more

Ulta Beauty store. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Friday. Ulta Beauty – The beauty retailer surged 10% following better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue. Ulta Beauty also shared a better-than-expected outlook for the full year. American Eagle – The stock dropped 4.2% after the retailer posted weaker-than-expected quarterly … Read more

Big Lots, Hibbett, Pinduoduo and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Big Lots (BIG) – The discount retailer’s shares tumbled 21.2% in the premarket after missing Wall Street forecasts for quarterly earnings and revenue. The company also reported a larger-than-expected slump in comparable-store sales and issued cautious full-year guidance, saying inflationary pressures reduce discretionary spending. Hibbett (HIBB) … Read more

Ulta, Gap, Dell and more

Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Ulta Beauty – Shares surged more than 6% after hours as the beauty retailer’s quarterly report beat Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines. Ulta Beauty posted adjusted first-quarter earnings of $ 6.30 per share on revenue of … Read more

Broadcom announces plans to buy VMware

Hock Tan, chief executive officer of Broadcom Martin H. Simon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Broadcom will buy VMware in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $ 61 billion, based on the closing price of Broadcom common stock on May 25, 2022, the companies announced on Thursday. The deal would be one of the largest technology … Read more

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nordstrom, Wendy’s and more

Cars are seen parked in front of a Dick’s Sporting Goods store at Monroe Marketplace in Pennsylvania. Paul Weaver | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Wednesday. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Shares of the sporting goods seller jumped 11%, despite the company cutting its outlook … Read more