Traders are making ready for a depressing 2023 by doubling down on cash-rich corporations . “We desire corporations producing money reasonably than those who want capital to develop. Not solely are charges prone to stay larger than they’ve been in current previous, however we’re seemingly exiting an period of hyper-accommodative financial coverage,” Financial institution of America mentioned in a Jan. 16 be aware. The upper the free money stream yield, the higher an organization’s place to fulfill its debt obligations. An organization with a excessive free money stream can be in a position to entry money extra shortly within the occasion of an emergency or alternative. “Firms that pay dividends, corporations with nice money stream, high quality stability sheets, worldwide shares — worldwide worth particularly — that is the place the puck has been headed already, and I believe it’s going to proceed,” Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Administration, advised CNBC final week. Utilizing FactSet knowledge, CNBC Professional screened for shares that boast lots of money and could possibly be properly positioned for a rocky 12 months. These have been the factors used: Shares with excessive free money stream yield of greater than 10% Low volatility (beta of lower than 1) Potential upside to cost goal Purchase score of not less than 40% Shares that appeared on the display screen under embody these within the telecom, well being care, and shopper sectors, that are usually thought to be secure havens in a downturn. U.S.-listed Chesapeake Vitality Company was the one vitality inventory to seem on the display screen, with its free money stream yield at almost 14%. Analysts gave it a 53.7% upside, and the bulk (76.5%) gave it a “purchase” score. The inventory, like most vitality companies, did properly up to now 12 months — already climbing round 40%. Final week the agency introduced that it had agreed to promote a part of its operations in south Texas for $1.43 billion in money. Companies within the well being care or pharmaceutical industries additionally made the reduce, reminiscent of U.S. corporations Bristol-Myers Squibb and CVS Well being . Monetary companies agency Cantor Fitzgerald mentioned in a Jan. 17 be aware that 2023 could possibly be Bristol-Myers Squibb’s “breakout 12 months,” and gave the inventory an chubby score. “BMY has probably the greatest 2023E development profiles of the US Pharma group … which stands out in a recession 12 months,” Cantor wrote. Canadian monetary agency Fairfax stood out for having the very best FCF yield within the checklist — at 30.4%, whereas Hong Kong-listed WH Group — the most important pork producer on the planet — acquired the very best purchase score at 94%. Two telecommunication companies — Britain’s Vodafone Group and Germany-based Deutsche Telekom — had among the many highest FCF yields at 27% and 23.7% respectively. Argus Analysis in a Jan. 20 report famous that Vodafone shares outperformed the benchmark over the previous three months. It added that its present valuation is affordable, given the sluggish development outlook. — CNBC’s Michael Bloom and Fred Imbert contributed to this report.