CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday highlighted know-how and actual property shares he believes can carry out effectively in 2023, following a dismal yr for each sectors.
Rising rates of interest introduced challenges for tech and actual property industries in 2022. Data know-how is down 27% yr to this point, as of Wednesday’s shut, whereas actual property has fallen 28.4% over the identical stretch. The one S&P 500 sectors to carry out worse are shopper discretionary, down 36.2%, and communication companies, down 40.3%.
Cramer mentioned he believes tech and actual property will proceed to battle subsequent yr; nevertheless, tech could begin to see its fortunes enhance after the primary half of 2023.
Tech picks for 2023
Oracle’s fiscal 2023 second-quarter earnings final week have been “magnificent,” Cramer mentioned. The inventory sells for lower than 17 instances ahead earnings. Whereas enterprise software program is hardly Cramer’s favourite business proper now, he mentioned Oracle’s enterprise seems “very sturdy.”
Cramer mentioned he likes Broadcom’s diversification technique, together with its pending deal to amass VMware. Broadcom shares additionally carry a dividend yield round 3.3%, permitting traders to be affected person whereas that acquisition goes via regulatory overview, he mentioned. The corporate additionally just lately introduced a $10 billion inventory buyback program.
Palo Alto Networks shouldn’t be within the S&P 500. Nonetheless, Cramer mentioned he believes it is the best-run cybersecurity firm working in an business that has long-term endurance within the digital age. Whereas Palo Alto Networks reported better-than-expected outcomes final month, Cramer famous the inventory is not too far-off from its 52-week closing low of $142.21 on Nov. 4. “I like to recommend selecting some up now proper right here and possibly some extra into weak spot,” he mentioned.
Actual property picks for 2023
Cramer mentioned he likes Realty Earnings as a result of its high retail tenants — similar to Greenback Normal, Walgreens and 7-Eleven — have companies that may maintain up throughout a possible recession. “Better of all, this firm’s a dividend machine; they pay a month-to-month dividend,” he mentioned, “and have a tendency to lift it a number of instances a yr. At present, the inventory yields 4.6%.”
Whereas shares of Federal Realty have fallen round 25% in 2022, Cramer mentioned the inventory has been a strong long-term performer. Its present dividend yield is 4.25%. Cramer mentioned Federal Realty’s focuses on mixed-use properties, lots of that are in rich suburbs. That’s notable given considerations round a possible recession.
Cramer mentioned the logistics centered actual property funding belief, or REIT, has continued to show in robust outcomes at the same time as its inventory has fallen round 31% yr to this point. Cramer mentioned he thinks Prologis shares have tumbled far sufficient to start out wanting attractive.