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Tech stocks face second risk besides regulation, Goldman Sachs says

por Kelley Burge (06/08/2018)


As the tech industry worried about regulation last week, equity analysts at Goldman Sachs highlighted another risk to tech stocks.

Dow Jones Indices is set to make some changes to the S Alphabet
, for example, provides internet access through Google Fiber and original media content on YouTube.

"Constituent re-classification represents a second risk to the tech sector," Kostin said in a note on Friday.

He added: "With two of the largest and fastest-growing companies transitioning out of Information Technology, the sector will lose some of its appeal to growth investors. The future 'legacy' Tech (i.e., firms remaining in the mastekno sector) will have much slower expected sales and earnings growth and lower margins than both the current Tech sector and the new Communication Services sector, which will also include Telecom and select Consumer Discretionary stocks (DIS
, and others)."

But this change also represents opportunities for stock pickers, who study the fundamentals of each company before making a trading decision.

"Attractive opportunities exist in the future 'legacy' Tech sector, which will have lower earnings growth, lower valuation, higher shareholder yield, and less regulatory risk than the departing firms," Kostin said.

For example, the largest tech stocks in what's remaining of the sector after the changes will be Apple
, Microsoft
and Intel
. They each have lower earnings growth but also lower valuations, Kostin said.

Below is a breakdown of how the changes would affect the largest tech stocks and their current and future sectors.

Goldman Sachs