More than three years of pre-Brexit uncertainty have taken a heavy toll on the U.K. economy, with gross domestic product some 3% lower than it would have been otherwise, according to most estimates. And the stock market, as measured by the FTSE 100 index UKX, -0.75%, has massively underperformed itsRead More →

(This is the first in a three-part series listing highly rated stocks that sell-side analysts expect to rise the most over the next 12 months. This article covers large-cap stocks. Part 2 covers mid-cap stocks and part 3 covers small-caps.) What a difference a year makes. At this time inRead More →

Shares of Dow Inc. were headed for their first loss as a newly independent public entity, after J.P. Morgan’s Jeffrey Zekauskas became the first analyst to take a bearish stance on the materials science company. The stock DOW, -5.23%  tumbled 4.5% in morning trade, enough to pace the Dow JonesRead More →

Individual investors often rely on a company’s reputation to judge its performance in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Institutional investors, by contrast, tend to take a more methodical approach in analyzing whether companies earn a favorable do-gooder rating. But investors might express surprise at some of the stocks thatRead More →