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10 Top Stock Picks From Wall Street’s Best Analysts

The word on Wall Street - from the mouths of several top analysts - is that the market still has some serious room to run. And quality stock picks should be much better rewarded going forward than they have on average through the first half of 2018.

For instance, Tony Dwyer, chief market strategist at Canaccord Genuity, believes earnings will rise to record levels by the end of the year. He has upped his 2018 operating-earnings forecast for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock forecast to $160 per share, from $155 previously.

"Throughout this cycle, each intermediate-term correction feels like the fundamental and tactical backdrop is at risk, only to ultimately realize that positive influences that drive our core thesis still exist," he wrote in a recent report.

We turned to TipRanks' revamped Stock Screener to see which stocks top analysts are betting on right now. These stock picks tend to feature big growth potential over the coming months. We specifically filtered for stocks with a "Strong Buy" consensus rating from the best-performing analysts. By looking at analyst ratings since 2009, we can pinpoint the outperforming analysts with the highest success rate and average return.

The following 10 stocks stood out as particularly compelling top analyst stock picks. Let's take a look.

Microsoft

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Market value: $774.0 billion

TipRanks consensus price target: $113.86 (14% upside potential)

TipRanks consensus rating: Strong Buy

Software giant Microsoft (MSFT, $100.13) already has significant backing from Wall Street's top analysts. And Morgan Stanley's Keith Weiss (view Weiss' TipRanks profile) has just pointed out another (potentially major) source of revenue.

"We see Microsoft building out the 'Netflix of Gaming,'" Weiss told

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