JPMorgan adopted a more positive stance toward the integrated oils and major producers sector, while also upgrading several stocks within the sector in a research note on Thursday.
Traditionally, managed-care stocks have performed better in the fourth quarter as investors get pricing visibility for the coming year, one portfolio manager said.
Although utilities companies are very expensive on many metrics compared to the broader market, they offer attractive dividend yields and are more predictable buys for investors because of their regulated business models, one managing director said.
Investors who have an 18-months or longer time horizon should consider buying Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, one analyst said.
To come out ahead in a choppy market, investors should avoid piling into cash and focus instead of valuation, one strategist told CNBC.
Although one analyst has lowered the price target for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, he is keeping his 'outperform' rating on the stocks due to their historically low valuations.
As investors look for bargains in the stock markets and consumers look for deals that won't lighten wallets as much, Kevin O'Brien, president and CEO of Revere Data, suggests investors look into the food, living arrangement, apparel and transportation sectors.
UBS raised its sector view on semiconductors in a report on Monday from 'neutral' to 'positive' and upgraded a handful of stocks within the sector to 'buy' from 'neutral'.
Bloomingdale's is attaching chunky plastic tags to some dresses to fight "wardrobing."
McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes $5 items could be launched nationally this year.
In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops.
The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when fast food workers in 50 cities walked off the job.
Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
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Tom is a Senior Editor and Assignment Desk Manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about the business of beer for CNBC.com.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5pm ET show "Fast Money."
The number of households that have experienced "customer rage" has jumped from 60 percent to 68 percent in two years.
Chip Wilson has resigned as chairman of Lululemon Athletica following an uproar over his comments about customers' bodies.
Redbox President Anne Saunders has left the company, Outerwall announced Tuesday. It also announced plans to shutter three ventures.