UBS shares its ‘highest conviction’ stock ideas for 2018

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UBS unveiled its favorite stock picks to its clients, predicting big gains for several stocks this year.

The firm screened "for upside to price target, upside/downside skew, market cap, sector weightings and liquidity, we focused on stocks where we believe our analysts have a truly differentiated view vs. consensus," UBS' research team wrote Monday entitled "Our Highest Conviction Calls."

Here are five buy-rated stocks recommended by UBS, along with the firm's current price targets.