These are the top stocks for 2021 and the economic recovery, Baird says

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After a year where the Covid-19 pandemic roiled the stock market and took a major bite out of the global economy, some of the best picks for 2021 are those prepared to ride the wave of a recovery, according to Baird Equity Research.

The investment firm collected the highest-conviction ideas from its team of analysts, spanning a wide range of industries and market caps.

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