The best stocks in every industry during economic downturns

As Wall Street prides itself on stock picks to weather downturns, CNBC Pro reviewed past recessions to find the best performers in each industry. More analysts this week are updating their ratings for the likelihood of a recession. On Wednesday, Bank of America upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral, saying the bank … Read more

Stock fund manager is beating the market and has tips for investors

It’s a tough year to be in the stock market, given the seemingly never-ending cycle of gyrations. Inflationary pressures remain elevated and with the Federal Reserve poised to pursue a more aggressive rate hike policy, a recession could be on cards. So how should investors trade this volatility? Fund manager Freddie Lait, a long-term investor, … 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

Twitter, Macy’s, Nvidia, Lululemon and more

A Lululemon sign hangs in front of their store at the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets shopping mall on November 17, 2019 in Central Valley, New York. Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Thursday. Macy’s – Shares jumped 17.8% after the department store chain reported … Read more

Dollar General, Dollar Tree boost outlook as consumers grapple with inflation

Dollar General and Dollar Tree stores Getty Images Shares of Dollar General and Dollar Tree popped Thursday, as discounters beat Wall Street’s quarterly earnings expectations, raised outlooks for the coming year and spoke of consumers flocking to lower prices during inflationary times. As of midday Thursday, shares of Dollar General were up about 14% and … Read more

Macy’s, Twitter, Medtronic and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Macy’s (M) – Macy’s surged 15% in the premarket after reporting better-than-expected profit and revenue for the first quarter and raising its full-year earnings forecast. Results got a boost from strong apparel demand as people returned to work and other out-of-home activities. Dollar General (DG) – … Read more

Stocks head for another potentially treacherous week, after S&P 500 falls into bear market territory

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, US, March 7, 2022. Andrew Kelly | Reuters If there’s more bad news from retailers in the coming week, that could be a negative catalyst for an already cranky stock market. Market pros are watching for more signs … Read more

These are the cheapest stocks in the S&P 500 that could be buying opportunities

The last two months have been chaotic for Wall Street as big technology giants like Alphabet and Netflix stretch further into bear market territory and the S&P 500 verges on a bear market of its own. While short-term selling could be far from over, current market conditions may mark an opportune time for long-term investors … Read more

Target, Lowe’s, TJX and more

Shoppers walk in front of a Target store at the Lycoming Crossing shopping plaza in Muncy, Pennsylvania. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Target – Shares plunged 25.6% after the retailer reported disappointing quarterly results, citing high fuel costs and inventory troubles. Target posted an … Read more