Summer Stocks: Pros Offer Their Favorite Seasonal Fare - TheStreet

If these experts are right, this will be far from the summer of our discontent.

Market prognosticators are saying

this summer could defy the bearish seasonal maxim, "Sell in May and go away."

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asked pros to name their favorite stocks for this summer. The list below turned up an interesting crop, with a variety of sectors represented: health care outfits such as

Merck

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and

Bristol-Myers

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, financials such as

Citigroup

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, energy plays such as

ExxonMobil

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, and retailers such as

Gap

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.

In case you hadn't noticed, nary a single big-name tech company turned up on the list. Coincidence?

Lehman has done underwriting for Citigroup.