1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Iomega (IOM), Tupperware (TUP), Mosaic (MOS) and Gerdau Ameristeel (GNA). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: While overall total net income declined in the fourth quarter, profits rose almost 15% if financials are excluded. Read the Earnings Trends and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: The decision to fund retirement vehicles on a pre- or post-tax basis depends on your situation. Don't miss the Financial Matters article.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: The price-to-cash flow ratio can help alleviate some of investors' concerns regarding the manipulation of numbers. Learn more and get our free investing guides.
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Tuesday - March 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.
Aggressive Growth - Iomega Corporation (IOM)
Iomega (IOM) has experienced rising earnings estimates. This year's analyst expectations rose four cents to 21 cents per share over the past month. Read the full analysis on IOM now!
Growth & Income - Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP)
Tupperware (TUP) recently posted solid results, including higher sales and growth in all five segments. TUP's ROE of 31% tops the industry average of 28%. Read the full analysis on TUP now!
Momentum - The Mosaic Company (MOS)
Mosaic (MOS) reported on Jan 9 that earnings jumped 493% in its most recent quarterly report. Projections continue to be upgraded by both the company and analysts. Read the full analysis on MOS now!
Value - Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation (GNA)
Gerdau Ameristeel (GNA) has surprised on earnings for three quarters in a row by an average of 7.27%. It also just announced a 25-cent special dividend. Read the full analysis on GNA now!
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2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH
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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 TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Except for Financials, Q4 Earnings Were Strong
While overall total net income declined, profits rose almost 15% if Financials are excluded. More...
Stocks featured recently include Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB), Sprint Nextel (S), Supertex (SUPX) and Deckers Outdoor (DECK). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
Rockwell Automation (ROK) - Healthy Outlook. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Avici Systems (AVCI) - Not Out of the Woods. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Sell-Off in Alt-Energy an Opportunity
The investment outlook for the alternative energy industry in general is bullish, in our view, with significant growth potential over the next 5-10 years. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of Mar 3 - Mar 7
Fourth-quarter earnings season wraps up this week with reports from AES, BIG, CIEN, COST, DDS, HRB, NSM and SPLS. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Finding Strength in Equipment Makers and PBMs
BUCY and TEX are two Machinery-Construction/Mining companies with positive earnings momentum. MHS is achieving record revenues from its domestic business. More...
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3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS
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Here you will find fresh articles loaded with profitable investment strategies and ideas to help you beat the market.
Today we highlight...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Diversifying Your Tax Risk
The decision to fund retirement vehicles on a pre- or post-tax basis depends on your situation. More...
A Nation of Jailbirds
The terms "breakout" and "correction" have a whole new meaning in this context. Read about CXW, CRN and BCO. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI)
This company went from cast-iron slot machines in the 30s to record quarterly earnings with technology-driven slots and gaming systems in the new century. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
Great New Screen
This screen blew the market away last year and is set to do so again in 2008. Stocks highlighted include AFSI, NITE and OIS. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: DISCOUNTED FUNDAMENTAL STRENGTH
This strategy identifies stocks with strong underlying fundamentals and low valuations. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include CMI, MAN, HUM and PVH. More...
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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
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Value: Defining the Price-To-Cash Flow Ratio
Aggressive Growth: Strong Growth Rates & Upward Stocks Prices
Growth & Income: Consider Your Dividend Payout Ratio
Momentum: MACD and Momentum
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THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, explains why investors seldom know when to sell stocks. He also discusses the "Constant State of Breakeven". Listen to his audio here.
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