Investment: 7 Safe Stocks With High Quality Ratings

The combination of persistent inflation and aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve has made 2022 a tough year for investors.

Here are seven stocks that analysts at CFRA Research think are safe and that also have A+ ratings from S&P Capital IQ.

UnitedHealth is the largest U.S. insurance provider. Analyst David Holt thinks UnitedHealth's expansion into new states could boost growth.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (ticker: UNH)

Mastercard is the second-largest payment processor globally. David Holt believes Mastercard's diversification and scale help it navigate the economy.

Mastercard Inc. (MA)

Home Depot leads U.S. home improvement retail. Kenneth Leon thinks a housing shortage has pushed more Americans to stay put and engage in house improvements.

Home Depot Inc. (HD)

Accenture is a global IT services provider offering consultancy, technology, and outsourcing.

Accenture PLC (ACN)

Pool is a major dealer of pool equipment and irrigation goods. The company should benefit from a demographic shift to warmer climates, says analyst Zachary Warring.

Pool Corp. (POOL)

Snap-on makes tools and storage units for mechanics. Snap-tool on's segment is growing, says analyst Jonathan Sakraida.

Snap-on Inc. (SNA)

Watsco is the leading U.S. HVACR distributor. Watsco has near-term and long-term growth catalysts, says analyst Janice Quek.

Watsco Inc. (WSO)