UBS reveals its hottest 22 stock picks for 2022 — and explains why each one is a compelling name to buy as we head into the new year

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  • UBS quizzed its analysts in North America on their most compelling stock investment ideas. 
  • It focused on stocks where analysts have a “truly differentiated view versus the consensus.”
  • They also considered potential upside to price targets, the risk/reward skew, and sector weightings.

The turning of one year into the next is a great time to take the measure of your investing portfolio and assess whether there are better opportunities out there in the market.

2021 has seen stocks as a whole put in an exceptionally strong rise with the S&P 500 26% up for the year at the time of writing. 

So how can investors keep the good times rolling in 2022? A good start is to find out where the big banks and their teams of experts think the best opportunities are.

UBS Research Management quizzed its large team of analysts in North America on their most compelling stock investment ideas for the year ahead. 

UBS said it focused on stocks where its analysts had a “truly differentiated view versus the consensus” and where it had interesting or proprietary data sources.

The analysts chose stocks that scored well across multiple areas and with exposure to key investing themes for next year. They use what is dubbed the UBS Research Thesis Map for each stock which outlines the pivotal questions driving the stock, what’s priced in by current market expectations, the UBS view of why the market may be wrong, new evidence, the potential upside versus downside, and upcoming catalysts to watch.

They also considered potential upside to price target, the risk/reward skew, and sector weightings. 

With that said, here are their 22 picks.