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Here are Goldman's top earnings season trades

Scott Mlyn | CNBC

Goldman Sachs gave clients its best trades for the earnings season which began this week.

The report Tuesday focused on the stocks where Goldman analysts hold an out-of-consensus opinion on the name going into earnings. The firm recommended clients use options to maximize returns on these calls.

"We favor call buying strategies ahead of this earnings season due to their historically strong profitability over the past 20 years and unusually high put skew that suggests investors have low expectations ahead of single stock earnings," the report said.

Here are five names where the investment firm believes it has an edge.