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Top Stock Picks for the Week of Jan 3, 2018

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS - Free Report) owns resorts in Asia and the United States, including in Macao, Las Vegas and in Pennsylvania. This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) has both growth and a big dividend, which is currently yielding 4.2%. Earnings are on the move higher as business has improved in Macao and consumers are spending on leisure in the hot US economy. Earnings are expected to rise 23% in 2017.

KB Home (KBH - Free Report) builds houses in 36 markets in 7 states. It’s a rare growth and value stock as it has a PEG ratio of just 0.8. With the strong economy, low mortgage rates and low unemployment levels, consumers are buying houses again. Earnings growth has turned around the last 2 years and is expected to jump 57% in fiscal 2017. KB Home reports fourth quarter earnings on January 10 so investors should tune in to for any fiscal 2018 guidance. Even with shares up over 100% in 2017, they still have attractive valuations with a forward P/E of just 14.7.

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