Pro Analysis

UBS shares its ‘highest conviction’ stock ideas for 2018

A Halliburton oil well fielder works on a well head at a fracking rig site January 27, 2016 near Stillwater, Oklahoma.
J. Pat Carter | Getty Images
A Halliburton oil well fielder works on a well head at a fracking rig site January 27, 2016 near Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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.