UnitedHealth, Wells Fargo, Pinterest and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: UnitedHealth (UNH) – The health insurer’s stock rose 1.7% in the premarket after its quarterly earnings and revenue beat forecasts, and it raised its full-year outlook. The company’s results were helped in part by a strong performance at its Optum health care services unit. Wells Fargo … Read more

Stocks with strong balance sheets and attractive returns

European companies have never been richer, according to Morgan Stanley, and are ready to splash the cash – including distributing part of it to shareholders. The Wall Street bank has named a raft of stocks that have strong balance sheets and resilient cash flows and are set to return excess cash to shareholders through buybacks … Read more

JPMorgan names its winning and losing global stocks for the rest of the year

Analysts at JPMorgan have picked their likely winners and losers for the second half of 2022, naming stocks set to do well – or badly – when factors such as inflation, bond yields and oil prices are taken into account. The analysts identified several trends for the coming months after a volatile first half that … Read more

Apple, Exxon, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Uber

Here are Tuesday’s biggest calls on Wall Street: UBS reiterates McDonald’s as buy UBS said that “favorable brand positioning should support sales and share resilience.” “We believe MCD is well positioned as a high quality, defensive compounder that should prove resilient given relative benefits from pressured consumer spending and drivers to support still solid sales … Read more

Buy these mining companies amid slowing economy, Jefferies says

Mining stocks are poised to soar even as the economy slows in the US and Europe, Jefferies said Tuesday. Analyst Christopher LaFemina upgraded shares of several mining companies including Rio Tinto and Vale to buy from hold, saying in a note to clients that the sector will remain volatile but can benefit from a recovery … Read more

Bank of America reveals 5 top stocks based on the company’s ‘killer charts’

Bank of America has named a raft of stocks with “killer” corporate charts, including the following five that are buy-rated by its analysts. The bank said its “killer charts” research note is often its most-read of the year. Bank of America analysts, led by Jason Fairclough, assessed charts from a range of companies – all … Read more

Winners of inflation investment cycle

Goldman Sachs says we’re entering a new, “postmodern” investment cycle. Here’s what the bank thinks is in store – and the stocks investors should own to cash in. The emerging cycle – post the Covid pandemic – is likely to be driven by different economic conditions and priorities, leading to new investment opportunities, the bank … Read more

European markets, investors monitor Ukraine, global growth outlook

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open higher on Wednesday as investors monitor developments in Ukraine and assess the IMF’s latest global economic forecasts. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 10 points higher at 7,618, Germany’s DAX 50 points higher at 14,199, France’s CAC 40 up 20 points at 6,560 and Italy’s FTSE … Read more

Morgan Stanley says stay disciplined amid volatility, and names 'cheap' global stocks to buy

Morgan Stanley has named a raft of "cheap" global stocks to buy, advising investors to stay disciplined on valuations.