As markets tumbled after hotter-than-expected inflation news, CNBC Pro found a number of names for traders looking to weather further volatility. Stocks fell after August’s consumer price index report showed headline inflation rose 0.1% month-on-month, despite a drop in gas prices and choppy spelling. Core inflation rose by 0.6% month-on-month. The surprisingly tepid inflation report could mean higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve for an extended period, and even increases the likelihood of a full rate hike at the September meeting. The central bank was widely expected to raise rates by 0.75 percentage points next week. CNBC Pro has come up with a basket of inflation-fighting stock picks that could help investors prepare for the challenges ahead. These companies are increasing margins, with gross margins growing at least 1 percentage point year-over-year, even as costs rise, according to FactSet. Earnings are also expected to grow significantly, with earnings per share expected to grow by at least 10%. With a beta of less than 1, they also ensure a smoother ride for investors. Plus, they’ve been beating the market this year, with shares down less than 15%. Here are the names. Oil and gas company Coterra Energy has grown margins rapidly over the past year. The company increased gross margins by 27.1 percentage points over the prior-year period. Analysts expect earnings per share growth to be about 128% this year, according to FactSet consensus estimates. And it is expected to be more stable than other stocks with a -0.07 3-year beta. The stock is up nearly 62% this year. Global insurance brokerage firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. margins increased 14.8 percentage points over the past year, according to FactSet. Earnings per share are expected to rise 42% this year. The financial stock has a beta of 0.75. The stock is up 10.6% in 2022. Self-storage company Public Storage increased gross margins by 3.7 percentage points from a year earlier. This year, earnings per share are expected to grow by 12.2%. The public repository has a beta version of 0.48. The stock is down 9.4% this year. Other stocks included in this list include Agilent Technologies , Automatic Data Processing , Cummins , Dollar Tree , International Paper and others.