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As we near the final trading day for Week 3 of Beat the Street, we wanted to share some of the game's trends so people can get ready to register for Week 4.

This week saw 6,378 contestants participate in the game, and they were a decidedly bullish group. Of their 33,657 stock picks, 27,981 were buys vs. 5,676 short sales.

So what were the most popular tickers? Not surprisingly,


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landed on the list as the iPod maker is always a trading favorite and recently reported another solid quarter.


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, which reported

another stellar quarter

on April 17, and its Chinese counterpart

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, were popular with players this week, as were





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So those are the trends, stay tuned to the market and be sure to sign up for Week 3 after the close tomorrow.

This article was written by a staff member of