Barron’s latest picks and pans: Tesla, Exxon Mobil, Advanced Micro Devices, Hertz, etc.


  • This weekend’s Barron cover story looks back at market records set in 2021 despite uncertainties surrounding a new COVID variant.
  • Other featured articles discuss the outlook for Tesla stock for the coming year and how a major oil company could be tricked into beating earnings estimates.
  • Also, the prospect of a US semiconductor company on the verge of a takeover and how the rental car industry is benefiting from the current auto shortage.

“2021 is in the record books: a year of memes, crypto and all-time highs” by Connor Smith looks back on the past year, noting that the economic fallout from new coronavirus variants – first Delta and Now Omicron, a rise in inflation, and a wave of memes and cryptocurrency stocks has not been easy for the average investor.

In “Tesla could” considerably “extend its lead over electric vehicles. Deutsche Bank raises its target to $ 1,200, “writes Joe Woelfel of an analyst who raised his target price on shares of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), saying the world’s shift to electric vehicles could help “dramatically extend Tesla’s lead in electric vehicles.”

Ben Levinsohn writes about an update posted by Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM) on Factors Affecting Its Fourth Quarter Profits, Suggesting Likely Earnings Exceedance When It Reports Feb. 1 in “Exxon’s SEC Filing Suggests Profits Will Be Better than what Wall Street thinks “.

“Xilinx Shares Slip As AMD Buyout Is Pushed Back To Q1 2022,” By Joe Woefel Examines How Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX) stocks react after acquisition by bigger semiconductor rival Advanced Micro-Appliances Inc (NASDAQ: AMD) has been pushed back to the first quarter of 2022.

Rental cars are currently the best travel activity, as car shortages have led to high prices and high prices for used cars, and Hertz Global Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HTZ) is among the beneficiaries, according to Andrew Bary “Hertz is in great shape for 2022. This is one of Barron’s best stock picks.”

See also: Benzinga bulls and bears from last week: Disney, Ford, Carnival, Robinhood, Tesla, Apple, etc.

Also in this week’s Barron’s:

  • Do you want to retire at 50? Think first.
  • This Mini Berkshire Hathaway flies under the radar. And its stock is cheap.
  • Chinese stocks have had a bad year. What to expect in 2022.
  • Mergers and acquisitions are booming. The hot streak will continue.
  • Home Depot was the best performer of the Dow. The gains are expected to continue.

At the time of this writing, the author has no position on the stocks mentioned.

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