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Tuesday - January 29, 2008
Late yesterday, we re-launched the Custom Screener on Zacks.com.
The redesigned Customer Screener is not only easier to use, but also more powerful. We increased the amount of screening criteria by more than 50%, included pre-built screens, and added the ability to export the screening results directly to an existing or new portfolio.
And that's just what you get for free.
If you are a Zacks Premium subscriber, you will also be able to include the Zacks Rank, Zacks Equity Research (Zacks Recommendation) and Zacks Industry Rank in your screens. In addition, you can run exclusive Premium Screens and run and modify Profit Track screens. You can even directly export the screen results directly into Microsoft Excel for additional analysis.
You can preview the entire Custom Screener, including the Premium section, through Sunday. Try it and and send me an email with your comments: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you prosperity,
1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
Zacks #1 Rank stocks average a 32% annual return. Every day on Zacks.com we highlight four new Zacks Rank Buy stocks based on the four main schools of investing: Aggressive Growth, Momentum, Growth & Income and Value.
Perrigo Company (PRGO) will report second-quarter earnings on Feb 5. PRGO has posted an average surprise of 12% over the past four quarters, so another surprise looks likely. Read the full analysis on PRGO now!
Shares of Guess? Inc. (GES) increased its retail segment revenue guidance for the current fiscal year. The company's ROE and dividend yield are both ahead of the industry average. Read the full analysis on GES now!
OM Group Inc. (OMG) continues to make deals in-line with its long-term growth strategy of product innovation and strategic acquisitions. Analysts continue to be bullish on the company. Read the full analysis on OMG now!
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH
The Zacks Equity Research team of 50 analysts generates a mountain of timely research every day that is geared towards long term stock investing. Here we turn the spotlight on some of their hottest insights.
Stocks featured recently include Qualcomm (QCOM), Caterpillar (CAT), Amgen (AMGN) and Eastman Chemical (EMN). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
Crocs, Inc. (CROX) - Attractive Valuation. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ChoicePoint (CPS) - Trying to Dig Out. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS
Here you will find fresh articles loaded with profitable investment strategies and ideas to help you beat the market. Today we highlight...
This strategy pinpoints value stocks that are also good bargains with real potential for earnings improvement. Four stocks featured include BTH, BMO, SNY and TRV. More...
Most of the strategies highlighted in the articles above were created using the Zacks Research Wizard screening and backtesting software. Learn more about this powerful tool and get your free copy of our special report "Top 10 Stock Screening Strategies". More...
4. ZACKS EXTRA
Bally Technologies (BYI)
The bar has been set fairly low for this company, so any positive headlines could serve as catalysts to fuel the stock higher. Read the entire commentary.
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Other Investing Education Resources
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, reacts to the recent Fed rate cut and other issues impacting the stock market and economy. Listen to his audio here.
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