Here are Bank of America's favorite stock picks for 2021

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Analysts from Bank of America selected the stocks that they like best in the year ahead, including top names in some of the closely watched reopening sectors.

The firm unveiled its top picks for each sector in 2021 in a client note on Thursday, with the buy-rated names scoring well on the metrics that the investment firm expects to be hot topics on Wall Street.

"These stocks align with themes in our 2021 Year Ahead (Value over Growth, small over large, Cyclicals over Defensive, ESG*), plus factors such as positioning, our analysts' 2021 earnings outlook vs. consensus and more," the note said.

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