9 Stocks to Buy to Fight Off a September Slump

The Oppenheimer analyst team recently put together their monthly list of top stocks to own over the next 12 months. The list may be of particular interest for investors heading into the month of September, which has historically been the worst month for U.S. stocks. In the past 100 years, September is the only month of the year in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average has produced an overall negative return. Oppenheimer equity analysts each contributed a top stock idea to the report. Here’s a look at 9 of the stocks that they chose.

  1. Albemarle

Analyst Colin Rusch[WD] says specialty chemical maker Albemarle Corporation (ALB) will likely continue its positive market momentum. Rusch says Albemarle is the top player in the lithium market, an enviable position as the global auto industry shifts more toward battery-powered electric vehicles. Albemarle expects its lithium business to grow in the 12 to 17 percent rage annually, and Oppenheimer predicts 7 to 10 percent annual revenue growth for the company in the long-term. Albemarle stock has…

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