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This week’s top stock picks are in!

Brian and Eric each discuss a company that they think should be on investors’ radars this week, and the two companies are in very different sectors.

First up is Eric’s pick, as he discusses Union Pacific (UNP - Free Report) , a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock. The company reports earnings later in the week and Eric likes the company thanks to its strong industry rank as well as its impressive VGM Score.

Additionally, the company also has a great earnings estimate revision picture including a positive Earnings ESP. Eric also discusses the recent estimates a bit more in-depth including the longer-term picture for the company.

Brian then talks about a stock that has been extremely hot lately, Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI - Free Report) . This company is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and it has been a top performer too, which has put it on Brian’s list of stocks to watch.

Brian also details why this company’s near-term future looks so bright, and why a Value Score of ‘D’ doesn’t bother him at all. He believes that the growth story here—and the A Score on that front—more than outweigh any valuation concerns, but watch the video for more of his thoughts on this stock, and the broader chip sector in general too.

Check out the video for more information on both of these companies.

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