Facebook tops US equity picks: Saxo Bank Head of Equity Strategy Peter Garnry. Saxo Bank's top equity picks in North America has been expanded to cover 20 stocks, with Facebook still toping the competition with one year returns of 19 per cent prior to its Q2 earnings release this week. Facebook is followed closely by insurer Prudential Financial, Bank of America and Ford Motor Corp. Analysts expect Facebook to report 55 per cent sales-to-growth and EPS of 147 per cent year-on-year. Saxo Bank's portfolio of top equity picks in North America rose 0.6 per cent over the past week, in line with the index. The portfolio is up 3.3 per cent since inception one month ago, compared with 1.0 per cent for the MSCI North America Index. (VIEW LINK)