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Small cap stocks that could outperform in a recession

Large-cap stocks are typically seen as safe bets in periods of volatility, but a slew of Wall Street pros think small caps are looking increasingly attractive as recession risks grow. Small-cap stocks have often received less love compared to their larger counterparts given the former’s perceived earnings volatility, greater domestic bias, and lower visibility. They … Read more

These are the stocks investors are betting the most against heading into earnings

The S&P 500 is off its June lows, and a handful of heavily shorted stocks are poised to pop if the market sees a meaningful rebound. A short squeeze takes place when investors borrow shares of a company, hoping the price will decline, but the price rises instead. In that event, these short sellers are … 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

Walmart working on response to Supreme Court abortion decision, CEO says

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon speaks at the CNBC Evolve conference November 19th in Los Angeles. Jesse Grant | CNBC Walmart CEO Doug McMillon told employees on Friday that the company is weighing how to respond to a Supreme Court decision that ended the federal right to an abortion. “We are working thoughtfully and diligently to … Read more

Target will cover employees’ travel to other states for abortions

A person walks into a Target store in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Target will cover employees’ travel if they live in a state where abortion is banned, according to a company memo obtained by CNBC. The new policy will take effect in July, according to the … Read more

Consumers grow stressed as retailers gear up for back-to-school shopping

Every other week, beginning in May, Morning Consult polls consumers about back-to-school spending plans. The results of its latest survey were startling. There was a 10-point pop from the prior poll in the number of parents who say they can’t afford backpacks, notebooks, new jeans and sneakers, and other supplies. “The drop in the number … Read more

Companies forced to weigh in on privacy, health care

Pro-choice activists are seen outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 15, 2022. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The challenges posed by the end of Roe v. Wade are only just beginning for corporate America. By overturning the abortion precedent Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court set off a series of … Read more

6 exceptional retail winners that Jim Cramer says are a buy

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday highlighted six retail winners with standout quarters that investors should be lining up to purchase. “No one ever made a dime from panicking. If you dumped any of these retail winners in response to Walmart and Target, you made a very big mistake. And you know what, as the market … Read more

These stocks are expected to generate loads of cash, Barclays says

As investors search for quality stocks after a choppy month for equities, Barclays has some buy-rated picks that are cheap and expected to generate lots of cash. On Tuesday, stocks struggled to find a direction in the final day of trading in May. All month, stocks have logged some wild moves, with the S&P 500 … Read more