From multi-week shedding streaks to bear market rallies, it has been a curler coaster trip for markets this yr as traders weigh the dangers of a extra aggressive financial coverage and a rising refrain of recession warnings. Main U.S. indexes noticed large bounces in Tuesday buying and selling, reversing final week’s declines, however remained deep within the pink this yr. The S & P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are down greater than 20% and 24%, respectively, this yr, placing them in bear market territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Common is down 16.6% in the identical interval. Whereas traders could also be centered on greater and extra well-known names out there, Financial institution of America believes some small- and mid-cap shares current a possibility for traders. Financial institution of America’s checklist of 26 “greatest small-and-mid cap concepts” for 2022 have a median potential upside of 60% over the following 12 months, the financial institution’s strategists, led by Jill Carey Corridor, stated on June 21. Inflation hedges The financial institution famous that shares with defensible margins and pricing energy have been rewarded in an atmosphere of rising rates of interest and hovering inflation. Shares which are effectively positioned to thrive in such an atmosphere embrace meals supply platform DoorDash , which the financial institution says is “resilient to uncooked items and meals worth inflation.” Such worth pressures may even be accretive to the DoorDash’s margins, the strategists stated. They forecast that margins will enhance in 2023. The financial institution has a worth goal of $90 on the inventory, which represents a 42.9% potential upside to the inventory’s closing worth of about $63 on June 21. The financial institution additionally likes Illinois-based Choice Care Well being because the “least uncovered” to labor value pressures. The financial institution additionally expects the inventory to see additional upside from future offers because it continues to deploy its improved free money stream. Shares of the corporate closed at round $26 on June 21, implying a possible upside of 46.2% to the financial institution’s worth goal of $38. California-based plane leasing agency Air Lease is one other of the financial institution’s high picks. Financial institution of America expects the corporate to profit from a restoration in industrial aviation, with the worst of the pandemic now “up to now.” The corporate can even profit from rising rates of interest due to its skill to move on increased value of debt whereas looking for increased premiums from decrease funding grade lessees, the strategists stated. The financial institution has a worth goal of $55 on the inventory — an implied upside of 77.4% to its closing worth of round $31 on Tuesday. Recession-resistant names Financial institution of America’s checklist additionally consists of a number of shares it thinks are effectively positioned to climate a recession. Tech consulting agency Gartner is one such inventory. The financial institution described it as a “prime quality and defensive” title with gross sales, margins, and earnings upside. The corporate enjoys “sturdy demand” for its companies, whereas its core analysis gross sales are comparatively “recession resistant,” in accordance with the financial institution. The financial institution’s worth goal of $340 implies a possible upside of 45.9% to the inventory’s closing worth of round $233 on June 21. Financial institution of America additionally likes low cost retailer Ollie’s Cut price Outlet as a possible beneficiary of a shift in shopper conduct. The financial institution believes customers will face growing monetary strain with the roll-off of presidency assist packages and easing inflation. “We count on this may drive trade-down to Ollie’s, the place we discovered that costs are on common 36% beneath Walmart and Amazon,” Corridor stated. The financial institution has ascribed a worth goal of $75 on the inventory, representing a possible upside of 25% to its closing worth of round $60 on Tuesday. Electronics producer Jabil is one other Financial institution of America favourite. The financial institution says the corporate is levered to end-markets which are seeing secular progress and that are “typically recession proof.” The corporate counts Apple as a “important buyer.” The financial institution famous that Jabil has been capable of develop revenues and margins regardless of provide chain challenges and inflation, whereas passing on value will increase to clients. Financial institution of America’s worth goal of $82 on the inventory implies a possible upside of 51.9% to the inventory’s closing worth of round $54 on June 21.