Here are Bank of America's top picks for the fourth quarter

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Bank of America identified a number of stocks as high conviction bets for the quarter ahead after a rough September muted some of the market's recent gains.

The firm released its quarterly top ideas list on Thursday, and it included some long picks and short ones. The calls were spread across nine industries.