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The coronavirus pandemic is expected to see fewer babies born globally this year – and it could hit a number of related consumer stocks. But analysts of Morgan stanley have identified three companies that they believe should reverse the “baby bust” trend.
U.S. birth rate hit 35-year low in 2019, and researchers expect this trend to continue. Looking ahead, Morgan Stanley has estimated that the number of children aged 0 to 3 is expected to decline in 44 of the 56 countries it tracks over the next decade.
However, analysts at the bank said three companies are well positioned to outperform the trend with premium products, higher margins and higher growth than their peers.
Here are analysts’ top stock picks: