The labor shortage has already begun to have an impact on various industries, and the situation is only expected to worsen in the coming months. Food service and hospitality struggle to retain workers even after increasing wages. As a result, many businesses have been forced to operate at a loss or file for bankrupcy. Securities within this list are expected to thrive despite the current situation. They provide labor-saving technologies or produce less labor intensive products. This list’s performance is calculated on an equally weighted method.
This list has performed -18.21% over the past year. By comparison, NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index is 1.73% over the same period. The beta of this list, which is a measure of volatility, is Moderately High at 1.38. List Beta is calculated using an equally weighted average beta of the securities within this list. This list includes 50.00% of Technology stocks, 30.00% of Consumer Cyclicals stocks, 10.00% of Consumer Non-Cyclicals stocks, 10.00% of Healthcare stocks.
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NKE. NIKE, Inc. is engaged in the designing, marketing and distributing of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories and services for sports and fitness activities. The Company’s operating segments include North America; Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA); Greater China; and Asia Pacific & Latin America (APLA). It sells a line of equipment and accessories under the NIKE Brand name, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment and other equipment designed for sports activities. It also designs products specifically for the Jordan Brand and Converse. The Jordan Brand designs, distributes and licenses athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories predominantly focused on basketball performance and culture using the Jumpman trademark. It also designs, distributes and licenses casual sneakers, apparel and accessories under the Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron and Jack Purcell trademarks.
Nike Inc. is -3.88% over the past month and -4.19% over the past year, underperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by -2.35% over the past month and -5.92% over the past year.
AAPL. Apple Inc. (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories and sells a range of related services. The Company’s products include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod, iPod touch and accessories. The Company operates various platforms, including the App Store, which allows customers to discover and download applications and digital content, such as books, music, video, games and podcasts. Apple offers digital content through subscription-based services, including Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Fitness+. Apple also offers a range of other services, such as AppleCare, iCloud, Apple Card and Apple Pay. Apple sells its products and resells third-party products in a range of markets, including directly to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise and government customers through its retail and online stores and its direct sales force.
Apple Inc. is -1.66% over the past month and -4.03% over the past year, underperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by -0.14% over the past month and -5.75% over the past year.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
IBM. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a technology company engaged in providing hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. It offers integrated solutions and products that use data and information technology (IT) in industries and business processes. Its segments include Software, Consulting, Infrastructure and Financing. Software segment consists of two business areas: Hybrid Platform & Solutions, which includes software to help clients operate, manage, and optimize their IT resources and business processes within hybrid, multi-cloud environments, and Transaction Processing, which includes software that supports clients’ mission-critical, on-premises workloads in various sectors. Consulting segment is engaged in business transformation, technology consulting and application operations. Infrastructure segment is engaged in hybrid infrastructure and infrastructure support. Financing segment is engaged in client financing and commercial financing business.
International Business Machines Corp. is -7.48% over the past month and +1.21% over the past year, underperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by -5.95% over the past month and -0.52% over the past year.
WMT. Walmart Inc. offers shopping opportunities in both retail stores and through e-commerce and provides access to its other service offerings. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices (EDLP). The Company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam’s Club. The Walmart U.S. segment is a merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands, as well as walmart.com and other e-commerce brands, and it operates in the United States. The Walmart International segment includes various formats divided into two categories: retail and wholesale. These categories consist of various formats, including supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs (including Sam’s Clubs) and cash & carry, as well as e-commerce through walmart.com.mx, walmart.ca, flipkart.com and other sites. The Sam’s Club segment is a membership-only warehouse club that also operates samsclub.com.
Walmart Inc. is -4.69% over the past month and -3.58% over the past year, underperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by -3.17% over the past month and -5.31% over the past year.
MEDTRONIC PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
MDT. Medtronic plc is a global healthcare technology company. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets its medical devices and technologies to hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Its operating segments include Cardiovascular, Medical Surgical, Neuroscience and Diabetes. Cardiovascular products include pacemakers, insertable cardiac monitors, and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. Medical Surgical products include patient care from diagnosis to recovery, with a focus on diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, pelvic region, kidneys, obesity, and preventable complications. Neuroscience products include various spinal implants, bone graft substitutes, biologic products, image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. Diabetes products include insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, consumables, and smart insulin pen systems. It also provides PROPEL and SINUVA. The Company is focused on cardiac ablation portfolio.
Medtronic PLC. is -8.33% over the past month and -26.10% over the past year, underperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by -6.80% over the past month and -27.83% over the past year.