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Bet on these tech stocks to bounce back after coronavirus pandemic, says Morgan Stanley

Bet on these tech stocks to bounce back after coronavirus pandemic, says Morgan Stanley

Posted On March 31, 2020 1:37 pm
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A handful of companies will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger, while others will likely weaken, according to a research note Monday from Morgan Stanley.

In total, the firm sees AmazonUberGoogleFacebookWW (formerly Weight Watchers), Chewy and online gaming companies Activision BlizzardTake-Two InteractiveZynga and Glu as “stronger post downturn.” The companies Morgan Stanley expects to be “weaker post downturn” include YelpQuotient TechnologyGrouponCasperTrivago and Expedia.

For e-commerce sites Amazon and Chewy, the analysts said that consumers will likely shift toward shopping online in the long term for necessities such as groceries or pet supplies.

“The extent to which people realize the ease/convenience of shopping for groceries/consumables online over the next weeks/month could be a positive for new customer acquisition growth, a key area of pushback, as well as autoship penetration, and greater basket size as consumers move more of their grocery/consumable budgets online,” the analysts said in their note.

The firm also expects advertising dollars to quickly move back to Google and Facebook, which has seen a hit in revenue. Uber, meanwhile, is “more utility-like than appreciated,” which will allow its business to snap back faster than others, the analysts said.

However, Morgan Stanley said that…

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