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Stock Opinions by Shannon Saccocia, CIO, Boston Private

COMMENT
A bear bounce or bottom? Sentiment data hasn't jived with real data from the economy. Reports are giving guidance and clarity that the markets need. She sees an inflection point to the positive though.
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COMMENT
The risks over the next 3 quarters: 1) supply chain delays, 2) services revenue. There may be a decline in the latter, given the weak consumer confidence numbers as food and gas prices rise, but these are coming down now. She can't predict when China will end its zero-tolerance policy towards Covid, but if China has 0-2% GDP this quarter, then this situation will change. Apple has guided very conservatively, so an improvement in China will be a serious tailwind.
electrical / electronic
COMMENT
There is a serious overhang with the IOS changes.
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COMMENT
There may be scrutiny over ad spend in their next quarter, but don't get caught up on that time until you look at the rest of the company.
Business Services
BUY
It's down in the first half of 2022, but has risen in recent weeks and is definitely a second-half-2022 story. Cost transparency is improving. This overhang about enterprise spending--businesses will continue to spend on the cloud, which is a profitable, high-margin business. If you're not in Amazon yet, now is an excellent entry point. Buy ahead of earnings. There could be a little pressure, but she is not worried.
specialty stores
BUY
Agriculture will be a real focus for governments for several years in order to make more sustainable food supplies.
agriculture
BUY
Sold Salesforce to buy Workday. She has liked CRM for many years. But Workday's work in HR and enterprise resource management. In the hybrid work environment, it could be important for employees to have a cloud platform to log into for recruiting and resource management. Workday has an excellent outlook for coming years.
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SELL
Sold Salesforce to buy Workday. She has liked CRM for many years. But Workday's work in HR and enterprise resource management. In the hybrid work environment, it could be important for employees to have a cloud platform to log into for recruiting and resource management. Workday has an excellent outlook for coming years.
computer software / processing
COMMENT
She predicts the Fed to hike more than 50 points, based on the Fed's signals. The Fed needs to hike 75. Wage growth is starting to trend lower despite ongoing 3% unemployment. The former will effect margins in the back half of the year. Probably stocks will be up 1-2 years from now.
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COMMENT
tech stocks She owns all the FAANGs. There will be lower GDP growth, which will mean a rotation from cyclicals to traditional growth stocks. But be careful. Secular growth in the US will be driven differently this time. Focus on companies that help other companies become more efficient. Don't limit yourself to software. Also, tech will be hit by currency concerns.
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HOLD
Is sticking with it. Though infrastructure building in digital has slowed in recent quarters, industrials is a sector that will continue to do well.
Telecommunications
HOLD
Shares have slumped this year, but is holding onto it. Amazon boasts 2% growth in AWS cloud and $80 billion in revenue there. It's wrong to focus so much in the e-commerce side and yes there are questions about distribution. Still likes it.
specialty stores
BUY
You don't fully have to believe in the metaverse to get behind this. Just look at the number of Instagram influencers who are multi-millionaires who will continue to monetize the platform.
0
HOLD
Holding on because they have monetized their user base well in the last few years. There remains an overhang of negative sentiment to own this stock. It's in the penalty box for the next several quarters, but she believes they can pivot into the metaverse in coming years.
0
COMMENT
Not sure if we will enter a recession this or next year, but she expects growth to return to 2017-19 GDP (2-2.5%) levels based on earnings growth. Earnings growth will be the catalyst to raising stock prices. There are companies with strong moats and strong earnings whose PEs have come down a lot. Those names deserve to trade at a premium.
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