Leon Cooperman, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Omega Advisors Inc., speaks during the 20th Annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York. (Photo Credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)
Leon Cooperman is back with his favorite stock picks.
The legendary hedge fund investor who runs Omega Advisors shared his favorite 19 stocks in an interview with CNBC.
Here is what you need to know:
Favorite Sector: Energy
Cooperman is most bullish on energy stocks, and believes that oil can reach close to $60 this year.
Can Stocks Go Higher?
Cooperman believes the market is fully priced and ahead of fundamentals. He cites three key reasons:
He is concerned that the president’s pro-growth agenda may not be enacted this year
Productivity remains low
With the economy near full employment, rising wages could lead to higher inflation
Is There A Bubble In Equities?
Cooperman, who is a member of the 2017 Forbes World Billionaires List, does not see a bubble in equities, but does see one in fixed income. He believes that the economy is growing and that central banks remain open to raising rates and tightening monetary policy.
What Are Cooperman’s Favorite 19 Stocks?
In alphabetical order, Cooperman’s 19 favorite stock picks are: