These stocks may be your best bet during this earnings season

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Earnings estimates are coming down fast, but AB Bernstein says that shouldn't stop investors from picking up stocks.

Wall Street analysts are slashing year-end earnings expectations for the .  They have fallen to about $170 per share from expectations of over $175 per share in mid-December. However, according to AB Bernstein, it's typical to see larger than usual earnings revisions in January, and investors can turn to sectors where analysts are raising forecasts: heath care equipment and services, software and retail.