1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS:
Today we highlight four new stocks: GameStop (GME), AU Optronics (AUO), Steel Dynamics (STLD) and Stone Energy (SGY). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Solar panel manufacturing has done wonders for companies like WFR and CY. Read the Analyst Interview and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: The Recent Price Strength profit track finds stocks in the upper range of their 52-week highs with attractive Zacks Ranks and Broker Ratings.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, explains the dynamics and power of earnings momentum. Don't miss his audio.
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Friday - April 18, 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 - GameStop Corp. (GME)
GameStop (GME) posted a huge average surprise of 33.2% over the past four quarters. Just over the past month, this year's earnings estimates jumped 16 cents to $2.36 per share. Read the full analysis on GME now!
Growth & Income - AU Optronics Corp. (AUO)
AU Optronics (AUO) recently announced that consolidated revenue grew 59% year-over-year in March. The company is scheduled to report first-quarter results on April 22. Read the full analysis on AUO now!
Momentum - Steel Dynamics Inc. (STLD)
Steel Dynamics (STLD) is forecasting significant increases in production capacities for 2008. Since early February, it's stock price jumped to more than $38 per share from less than $25. Read the full analysis on STLD now!
Value - Stone Energy Corporation (SGY)
Stone Energy (SGY) beat Wall Street estimates all four quarters in 2007 by an average of 50.33%. It has a 2008 P/E of only 10.86. Read the full analysis on SGY now!
OTHER ZACKS RANK RESOURCES
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.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Solar Panels Give Semis Energy
Branching out into solar panel manufacturing has done wonders for companies like WFR and CY. More...
Stocks featured recently include CF Industries (CF), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Trimeris (TRMS) and Altera (ALTR). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
IBM Corp. (IBM) - Profiting Globally. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) - Aging Product. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Profiting From New Oil and Gas Discoveries
APA, EOG and PBR may have all found big, new reserves. Find out what other companies stand to gain from the discoveries. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Estimates Cut as Earnings Season Gets Underway
For both this year and next, more than twice as many estimates are being cut as
OTHER ZACKS EQUITY RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Zacks Equity Research Home Page: Go there now.
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the full force of the Zacks Rank. Learn 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...
PROFIT TRACKS: RECENT PRICE STRENGTH
Find stocks trading in the upper ranges of their 52-week highs through this
screening method. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include FREE, HA, TGH
and NGS. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. (GNK)
This company is cashing in on the commodities boom as it locks in worldwide
shipping contracts. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK with Kevin Matras
Cash is King -- and so is low debt, etc.
Kevin Matras shows how to search for stocks with increasing cash and more. Stocks
highlighted include HL, LFUS and OI. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
401(k) Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Many of the most common mistakes can be easily avoided. More...
Globalize Your Portfolio
ADRs offer investors a reliable mechanism to invest in international companies.
Read about ABV, CHL and SID. 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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Momentum: Trend Lines 101
Growth & Income: The Risk of High Dividend Yields
Aggressive Growth: Stocks "Neglected" By Analysts
Value: The Parable of "Mr. Market"
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MITCH ON THE MARKETS (AUDIO)
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, continues to
expect the S&P 500 to end 2008 with a gain of roughly 4% to 6% over 2007, and
offers his take on the airline sector. Listen to the audio here.
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The Unusually High Put Volume filter features this construction supplier, as
option speculators showed increased skepticism ahead of its quarterly report. Read the complete commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
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