Jefferies says buy these 6 consumer stocks due to rising wages — including Amazon

  • Jefferies is getting more optimistic on rising wages.
  • Whether it be e-commerce giants like Amazon or luxury goods sellers like Tiffany, the firm says there will be "retail and service surprises" as corporate earnings are reinvested.
Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.
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Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.

Jefferies is getting more optimistic on rising wages, seeing a shift in several global labor markets as helping companies that sell to consumers.

"An embryonic wage cycle is appearing in Japan, US, Netherlands and Germany as tight labor markets force companies to raise salaries," Jefferies analyst Sean Darby said in a note Thursday.

Whether it be e-commerce giants like Amazon or luxury goods sellers like Tiffany, the firm said there will be "retail and service surprises" as corporate earnings are reinvested.

"Our point is that finally companies are recycling their profits back into their economies and that there is a growing likelihood that the breadth of consumer beneficiaries will widen," Darby said.

Here are the 6 stock ideas Jefferies recommends: