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Top Stock Picks for the Week of Jan 28, 2019

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Sony Corporation is a global gaming, technology and media company. In 2018, it closed on a deal to acquire all of EMI publishing which now puts it as the largest music publisher in the world. PlayStation is also expected to have another hot quarter thanks to the holidays. Sony is cheap, with a forward P/E of just 9.9. It’s expected to report earnings on Feb 1, 2019. The company is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

iRobot Corporation (IRBT - Free Report) is a leading consumer robot company which manufactures products for the home including Roomba, which are robot vacuums, and Braava, its robot mops. Sales are expected to rise 18% while earnings jump another 8% in 2019. Shares have fallen 7.5% over the last year, giving the company a more attractive valuation. It currently sports a forward P/E of 29. iRobot will report earnings on Feb 6. The company is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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