20 Top Stock Picks the Analysts Love for 2019

Volatility was the name of the game for stocks in 2018.

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Volatility was the name of the game for stocks in 2018. The market plunged to severe lows in both February and December, but all-time highs in September. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and Dow Jones Industrial Average were both on the precipice of bear markets late in the year. However, we enjoyed a surprising “Santa Claus” rally that saw the Dow climb more than 1,000 points – its biggest single-day point gain ever – on Dec. 26.

When you’re evaluating stock picks for 2019, expect more of the unexpected.


Data is as of Dec. 27, 2018. Stocks are listed in alphabetical order.

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Harriet Lefton
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
Harriet Lefton, originally from the U.K., began her career as a journalist specializing in the niche world of metal markets. She graduated from the University of Cambridge before becoming a qualified U.K. lawyer. Now she has turned her attention to the world of financial blogging, covering U.S. stocks, analysts and all manner of things finance-related.