Here are Barclays' top stock picks for the second half

Key Points
  • Barclays selected 42 stocks to watch as summer begins.
  • The firm said its selections are its analysts' best high conviction, bottom-up stocks within their industry coverage.
  • Here are five U.S. stock picks with potential for biggest upside.
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Barclays released a second quarter update to its top stock picks, selecting 42 stocks to watch as the summer begins.

According to a note on Monday, "each of our Top Picks is an analyst's single-best high-conviction bottom-up stock selection within the associated coverage industry, a compelling fundamental investment case with significant upside potential to its current price target."

Here are five U.S. stocks with the highest potential to gain, based on Barclays analysts' price targets:

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