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JPMorgan is the best bank stock to own in 2017 based on the economic outlook, Trump, Barclays says

Bank customers use ATMs at a Chase Bank branch in New York City.
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Bank customers use ATMs at a Chase Bank branch in New York City.

Investors should purchase JPMorgan Chase shares because its financial results will top expectations in 2017 due to a better business environment and Donald Trump's agenda, according to Barclays, which reiterated its overweight rating on the bank.

"We are attracted to JPM's competitive positioning and believe it has addressed a great deal of its litigation concerns. We see the greatest sources of potential upside being driven by higher loan growth and capital markets," analyst Jason Goldberg wrote in a note to clients Tuesday. "JPM is our new top pick."

Goldberg raised his JPMorgan Chase price target to $100 from $79, representing 16 percent upside from Friday's close. The shares rose more than 30 percent in 2016 with most of those gains coming after the election.