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20 stocks to buy in 2020 including Apple, Amazon and Microsoft

After a stellar 2019, investors look ahead to 2020 for stock picks. 

Analysts are skeptical that the stock market’s gains, which are at more than 20% in 2019, will remain in the double-digit percentage range next year. They expect volatility to return in the midst of a U.S. presidential election. 

Some investors wait for stocks to get cheaper before they step in and scoop up buying opportunities. Companies poised to outperform, they say, will be ones that can continue to grow their earnings even if the economy slows.

From iPhone maker Apple to beverage giant Coca-Cola to e-commerce titan Amazon, USA TODAY offers 20 stock picks for 2020 based on research reports and interviews with Wall Street stock analysts.

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Apple (AAPL)

Strong anticipated demand for Apple’s 5G iPhone next fall is projected to boost the company in 2020, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson. In December, Olson reiterated his “overweight” rating on the stock and raised his 12-month price target to $305 from $290, citing robust iPhone demand and better-than-expected performance in wearables such as the Apple Watch, AirPods and AirPods Pro. Apple shares finished Thursday at $289.91.