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Top Stock Picks for the Week of Aug 7, 2017

Caterpillar Inc. CAT is one of the long-time Dow components. It had been down on its luck for several years after the mining industry pulled back on production, especially in China. But that is changing and the cycle is turning back towards expansion. Earnings are expected to rise 52% this year and another 27% next year. Shares are on the move higher. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) is trading with a forward P/E of 21.

Nutrisystem NTRI continues to cash in on the hot weight loss trend. The owner of the newly launched South Beach diet, saw revenue jump 30% last quarter as customers grew in the double digits. It also has had success in marketing its food plans to men. Gross margin was also up 40 basis points to 54.3% in the quarter. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) recently raised full year revenue and earnings guidance.

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