1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Sohu.com (SOHU), Monsanto (MON), Buckle (BKE) and Perini (PCR). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Oracle (ORCL) will headline a limited earnings calendar this week,
which also includes CAG, CKR, LEN and WAG. Read the Earnings Preview and get our Bull and Bear
Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Learn how to use the PEG Ratio to find attractively-priced stocks poised
for price appreciation.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, offers a detailed explanation
on the importance of institutional investors and their motivations. Don't miss his audio.
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Monday - March 24, 2008
1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
Zacks #1 Rank stocks average a 31% 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 - Sohu.com, Inc. (SOHU)
Sohu.com (SOHU) recently reported an excellent quarter and guided higher. Its sponsorship of the
2008 Olympic Games should boost revenues going forward as well. Read the full analysis on SOHU now!
Growth & Income - Monsanto Co. (MON)
Monsanto's (MON) track record of beating estimates is outstanding. It posted only two earnings
misses and one match since March 2003, while outperforming all other times. Read the full analysis on MON now!
Momentum - The Buckle Inc. (BKE)
The Buckle (BKE) is one of the few retailers to post any kind of sales growth in the current
environment. In addition, Q4 results were bullish and its share price is up 50% this year. Read the full analysis on BKE now!
Value - Perini Corp. (PCR)
Perini (PCR) is calling for another record year in 2008 and has the track record to back it up.
PCR beat estimates in every quarter in 2007 by an average of 39.78%. Read the full analysis on PCR 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 PREVIEW for Mar 24 - Mar 28 with Charles Rotblut
Oracle (ORCL) will headline a limited earnings calendar this week, which also includes CAG, CKR, LEN and WAG. More...
Stocks featured recently include Headwaters (HW), Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (WYE), Dow Chemical (DOW) and Hershey (HSY). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) - Upgrade on Valuation. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Embraer Air (ERJ) - Brazilian Airports Failure. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Consumer Staples Trends Documented
As the economy slows, stocks in the Consumer Staples sector should shine as cyclical groups
disappoint. We discuss KFT, BUD, GIS and PG. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Broker Earnings Not as Bad as Feared
First-quarter profits for GS, LEH and MS were not very good, but they weren't as bad as many feared either. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Earnings Estimates Still Heading South
Deterioration still being led by the Financial and Consumer Discretionary sectors. More...
OTHER ZACKS EQUITY RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Zacks Equity Research Home Page: Go there now.
- All Rating Upgrades . Learn more...
- Zacks Elite narrows down Zacks Equity Research recommendations into three focused portfolios. Learn more...
- Extremely Undervalued Stocks: These six companies have rock-solid fundamentals that can thrive in volatile markets. Learn more...
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...
PROFIT TRACKS: PEG RATIO
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 GFA, ESV, OIS and EGLT. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Kirby Corporation (KEX)
This company hiked its first-quarter guidance as demand for commodities shipping stays strong. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
Screening for the Best Sectors
Kevin Matras shows how to identify sectors and industries that hold up well during sell-offs. Stocks highlighted include CXO, DNR, JRCC, BVN and RKT. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Investing vs. Speculating
Investors need to deal with Mr. Market on their own terms, because he is, ultimately, an emotional wreck. More...
Pump-Up Your Returns with Exploration Companies
Exploration companies are posting huge gains, distinguishing themselves from their industry peers. Read about XEC, APA, SGY and EAC. More...
FREE REPORT: Top 10 Stock Picking Strategies
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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THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, explains the difference between singular and consensus estimates, the parties involved in creating estimates and their motivation. Listen to his audio here.
Aggressive Growth: Support and Resistance
Momentum: The Trend is Your Friend
Growth & Income: Consider Your Dividend Payout Ratio
Value: Defining the Price-to-Cash Flow Ratio
Education Home: Click here.
MITCH ON THE MARKETS (AUDIO)
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, feels that market pessimism is overblown and that an economic recovery remains on trackt. Listen to his audio here.
Click here for more Zacks audio.
Hansen Natural (HANS)
The Zacks Most Active Options filter highlights this beverage maker. Find out why you should watch the 38-to-40 range. Read the entire commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
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