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04
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Goldman Sachs Says Election Fears Are Overblown; Suggests 2 Stocks to Consider

November 3 is just around the corner, and Wall Street’s gaze has locked in on the race to the White House. Biden currently leads in the polls, but it’s still anyone’s race.  

Now, with President Trump’s COVID-19-related hospitalization rocking the last leg of the 2020 presidential election campaign, and Senate control also up for grabs, fears regarding a divided government are circling the Street. 

That said, this might not be such a bad thing, if you ask Goldman Sachs. “A divided government scenario would lead to a smaller change in interest rates and a reduction in political uncertainty,” the firm’s chief equity strategist David Kostin wrote. The strategist argues that such an outcome could push the S&P 500 to 3,700, which would reflect an 11% gain, with the index reaching 4,000 by mid-2021. 

But what will happen if Biden comes out on top? Kostin believes a blue wave wouldn’t be as bad for the market as some might think, with it actually having a “modestly positive net impact.” He explained, “A large increase in fiscal spending, funded in part by increased tax revenue, would boost economic growth and help offset the earnings headwind from higher tax rates.” 

Taking Kostin’s outlook into consideration, we wanted to take a closer look at two stocks getting a round of applause from Goldman Sachs. As the firm’s analysts think each has more room to run, we used TipRanks’ database to find out even more about both tickers.  

Avient (AVNT) 

Hoping to overcome challenges and unlock the potential of innovation and sustainability, Avient works to create specialized and sustainable materials that enhance performance and protect the environment. Based on the strength of its core business, Goldman Sachs is pounding the table.  

Representing the firm, five-star analyst Robert Koort acknowledges that shares have been