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2015 All-America Research Team: Best Stocks to Invest In

Top-ranked analysts tell Institutional Investor which companies they’re urging investors to buy.

A key part of any sell-side analyst’s job is advising clients on how to invest their money — and recent academic research shows that those who appear on the All-America Research Team, Institutional Investor’s exclusive annual ranking of the nation’s leading sell-side equity analysts, make better stock calls than their peers.

Listed below is a sampling of the responses we received when we asked this year’s sector champions to identify their top recommendations. Click on a company name to view the profile of the individual currently recommending the stock. You will also find information about when these researchers debuted in their sectors, the total number of team appearances they have amassed to date, their total appearances at No. 1 (where applicable) and comments from money managers about what distinguishes each analyst from his or her fellow researchers. Please note: Free site registration will be requested of anyone who hasn’t already signed in.

Adobe Systems

Aetna

Allstate Corp.

Amazon.com

American Express Co.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Apple

Ardmore Shipping Corp.

Citigroup

ConAgra Foods

ConocoPhillips

Dow Chemical Co.

D.R. Horton

Enterprise Products Partners

EOG Resources

Estée Lauder Cos.

FMC Technologies

General Electric Co.

Gilead Sciences

Herbalife

Honeywell International

Illinois Tool Works

Illumina

Invesco

Janus Capital Group

JetBlue Airways Corp.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

KBR

Liberty Media Corp.

MGM Resorts International

Mobileye

NextEra Energy

Nielsen Holdings

Nike

O’Reilly Automotive

Patterson-UTI Energy

Pfizer

Polaris Industries

Precision Drilling Corp.

Prudential Financial

Restaurant Brands International

Salesforce.com

SolarCity Corp.

Steel Dynamics

SVB Financial Group

Targa Resources Corp.

Visa

Zayo Group Holdings

The 2015 All-America Research Team reflects the opinions of a record 3,800 individuals at more than 1,000 firms, including over 90 of the 100 biggest U.S. equity managers. Our respondents manage an estimated $11.3 trillion in U.S. equities.

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