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The manufacturing sector is one of the pillars of the global economy, producing goods and services that are essential for various industries and consumers. However, the sector is facing multiple challenges in 2023, as the worsened economic outlook, rising geopolitical risks, and volatility in the energy and commodities markets will put pressure on manufacturers’ performances.
Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG,GOOGL) flagship Google search engine just turned 25 this week. However, among GOOG stock investors, there isn’t much celebration going on about reaching this milestone. Rather, worries about issues more pertinent to the future performance of this tech giant’s shares are top of mind right now, and for good reason. The company’s antitrust trial
QuantumScape (NYSE:QS), a startup founded a decade ago, touts a game-changing solid-state battery tech for EVs. However, it’s unproven at scale and faces lawsuits over alleged fraud. A recent $300 million equity offering raised concerns about dilution. Investing in QuantumScape may seem like a binary bet, hinging on whether they successfully bring a solid-state battery
Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian Automotive (NASDAQ:RIVN) has to deal with fierce competition, including from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). One big-bank analyst has an optimistic outlook for Rivian, so perhaps the skeptics ought to give RIVN stock a chance. I’ve previously discussed how Rivian Automotive is outpacing rival EV startups in 2023. On the other hand, Citigroup analysts recently
In the world of artificial intelligence, C3.ai (NYSE:AI) stock is a name many investors look to first. That’s not only because the company’s ticker symbol is AI (it helps). It’s because this business’ focus is on allowing developers to design, develop and deploy enterprise AI applications. Thus, in order for the AI revolution to take hold
High-interest rates are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Financial services stocks promise to be some of the most affected by the Fed’s pronouncement. Though markets dipped hard this week and portend further downside, some financial services stocks haven’t yet had a complete reckoning. Rate hikes affect multiple aspects of typical financial services companies.
Amid a still-stubbornly high backdrop of inflation, the narrative for utilities stocks to buy stands as a cynical bright spot. Basically, everyone must pay their bills associated with core services. Otherwise, no pay, no play. Fundamentally, utilities stocks benefit from a natural monopoly. Legally speaking, an enterprise could potentially compete with a utility powerhouse. However,