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Pick

Slang; a stock or other security that an analyst recommends his or her clients buy. For example, an analyst who is bullish on tech stocks may choose Google and Facebook as his picks.
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While she was speaking she selected a bright and pretty dinner-pail that seemed to have a stout handle, and picked it from its branch.
"They're sure to catch us!" panted the girl, who was still carrying the heavy dinner-pail she had picked. "I can't run much farther, Billina."
So then I got a shovel, and then we picked and shoveled, turn about, and made the fur fly.
Four sailors had sweated beneath the burden of its weight --Tarzan of the Apes picked it up as though it had been an empty packing case, and with the spade slung to his back by a piece of rope, carried it off into the densest part of the jungle.
"I knew it was against the Law, but I wanted to save Unc Nunkie and I was afraid if I asked your consent to pick it you would refuse me."
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived."
In three minutes Tarzan picked off the crew of that gun.
"From the grass roots down," he muttered in an awestricken voice, as he swung his pick into the yielding surface.
We've picked our books up through the years, here and there, never buying one until we had first read it and knew that it belonged to the race of Joseph."
It's the oddest thing in the world too, that old Cis should have written me to pick up all the news I could about Scarlett Trent and send it to you.
Saxon could not see the cause of all this, but she could guess when she saw the larger boys rush to the gutter, pick up stones, and sneak into the alleys between the houses.
There's an old rusty pick over amongst the weeds in the corner the other side of the fireplace -- I saw it a minute ago."