Our regular host, Terry Ruffolo is on vacation so Kevin Cook and Brian Bolan were flying solo for this version of Top Stock Picks of the Week. Kevin got us started with Alibaba (BABA) which is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and has been on a solid run of late. Mr. Cook pointed out that BABA recently beat on top and on bottom as well as guiding higher and that is what investors love to see. The price targets from several investment banks were reviewed but for more on that be sure to check out Kevin's Bull of the Day on BABA on February 6 for a complete review.
Brian Bolan gave us a sweetheart of a pick in Lincoln Electric (LECO) as this stock reports earnings tomorrow. Brian calls this stock a Trump Play as it makes motors and other industrial products and that group has been strong of late. This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock has a divergence in the growth and value style scores, but that is just what the Aggressive Growth Stock Strategist likes to see. Brian believes that estimates have bottomed out and that they will begin to move higher soon and took look for a beat tomorrow.
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