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Top Stock Picks for April 15, 2019

JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, is a financial services firm.  The positive results from JPMorgan, among other banks,have legitimately raised hopes that the March-quarter earnings results may not be as bad as many in the market had begun to expect. JPMorgan’s net interest income – the difference between what it gets from its lending activities and what it has to pay to its depositors – came in up +9% from the same period last year. Driving the gains was strength in the bank’s consumer-facing business, where loan volumes and margins increased meaningfully. JPMorgan's shares have outperformed the industry over the past six months. The bank has an impressive earnings surprise history, having surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the trailing four quarters.

Airgain, Inc. AIRG, is a provider of embedded antenna technologies. Currently a Zacks #1 Rank. Strong Buy. This is a $124M market cap (small cap) stock. The forward P/E is rich. The company has an expected earnings growth rate of strong double digits for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has improved in similar double digit territory over the past 60 days. Stock also displays good growth and value divergence.

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