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Monday - February 4, 2008
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.
Joy Global (JOYG) soared to 52-week highs after announcing solid fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year results in mid- December. Shares currently trade close to that level. Read the full analysis on JOYG now!
Apache's (APA) aggressive oil and natural gas exploration is paying off. The company is drilling in new locations around the world. The stock looks cheap with a P/E of 8.85. Read the full analysis on APA 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.
EARNINGS PREVIEW for Feb 4 - Feb 8 with Charles Rotblut
CSCO and DIS are among the 83 S&P 500 companies reporting this week. Plus, find out why Activision (ATVI) and Bunge Limited (BG) could surprise. More...
Stocks featured recently include Texas Instruments (TXN), Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT), United Parcel Service (UPS) and Tesoro (TSO). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
Cumulus Media (CMLS) - Deal Should Get Done. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Gerdau S.A. (GGB) - Exposed to Economic Slowdown. 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...
If you like to use a company's PE ratio to determine its value, you'll love using the PEG ratio. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include AUO, BID, CAM and TNE. More...
Unique Markets Present Unique Opportunities
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
Value Investing Home: Go there now.
Other Investing Education Resources
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, shares his investing philosophy and various other thoughts. Listen to his audio here.
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, says now is a very good time to move into equities and out of fixed-income securities. Listen to his audio here.
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.
Options homepage: Go there now.
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