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Five Stocks to Watch

Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at the The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his "5 for 5": the five stocks you must watch this week.

Alcoa: The mining giant kicks off earnings Tuesday -- but don't expect to see a boost from global commodities hunger.

"Aluminum prices have topped out," explains Hilsenrath, and the metal is "highly energy intensive to make."

General Electric: The corporate parent of CNBC reports later this week, amid the news that GE's NBC Universal unit will buy the Weather Channel.

"It's a good time to announce [anything] that will get investors excited," he says. With its 1-year performance down 30 percent, GE "can't afford to disappoint."

Marriott International: The hotelier chain reports second-quarter earnings before the bell Thursday. Hilsenrath cites a "classic hotel-sector cycle" with too many rooms put on the market -- and much talk of industry consolidation.

Hilsenrath also suggests keeping an eye on news publisher Washington Post Co. and video game maker Activision.

Disclosures:

Disclosure information was not immediately available for Hilsenrath.
Note: Hilsenrath's "5 For 5/Five stocks to watch" are not intended as investment recommendations.

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