1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS:
Today we highlight four new stocks: Canadian Solar (CSIQ), Fluor (FLR), Complete Production Services (CPX) and Gulf Island Fabrication (GIFI). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Year-to-date, stock performance in 2008 has been best in railroads, with a median industry gain of 26.5%. Read the Analyst Interview and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Use the Growth & Income profit track to find solid companies paying extraordinary dividends. Read about ENP, MPW, ERF and GLS.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, explains why Buy-and-Hold investing is a less desirable strategy these days. Listen to his audio.
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Friday - May 23, 2008
The U.S. financial markets will be closed on Monday, in observance of Memorial Day.
Daily updates for Breakout Trader, Champion Trader, Chart Patterns Trader, Momentum Trader, Surprise Trader and Value Trader will not be sent out on Monday. (The daily updates will be sent out this afternoon (Friday) and then on Tuesday.)
Zacks.com and Zacks Elite portfolio updates will not be sent out on Monday. (Updates will be sent tomorrow, Saturday, and then on Tuesday.)
The next edition of Profit From the Pros (this newsletter) will be sent out on Tuesday.
On behalf of everyone at Zacks, have a happy, sunny and safe Memorial Day.
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor,
Profit From the Pros
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 - Canadian Solar (CSIQ)
Canadian Solar's (CSIQ)trend in earnings estimates is solidly bullish. Over the past week, this year's estimates have increased four cents to $1.60 per share. Read the full analysis on CSIQ now!
Growth & Income - Fluor Corporation (FLR)
Fluor (FLR) recently posted first-quarter results that reflected growth in many areas. The company offers a solid ROE of 22% and a dividend yield of 0.5%. Read the full analysis on FLR now!
Momentum - Complete Production Services, Inc. (CPX)
Complete Production Services' (CPX)first-quarter results were solid, showing a 12% increase in revenue from last year. Analyst estimates and the stock price are up. Read the full analysis on CPX now!
Value - Gulf Island Fabrication (GIFI)
Gulf Island Fabrication (GIFI) has surprised on estimates the last four quarters on average of 29.38%. Gulf Island has a forward P/E of 14.60. Read the full analysis on GIFI 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.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Choo-Choose Railroads in Transportation
Year-to-date, stock performance in 2008 has been best in railroads, with a median industry gain of 26.5%. Troubles with CSX, ABFS and FDX are discussed. More...
Stocks featured recently include Tenneco (TEN), Dr. Reddy's Labs (RDY), Intel (INTC) and PetSmart (PETM). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
Salesforce.com (CRM) - Demand for On-Demand. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Comerica (CMA) - Still Feeling Mortgage Sting. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Pessimism for Homebuilders; Optimism for Beer Companies
Recent data from TOL, LOW and HD point to a prolonged housing slump. Meanwhile, analysts are more optimistic about ABV and other beer companies. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
With earnings season almost over, Energy is doing well while financials are lagging. 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...
- Zacks Top 10 Stocks for 2008: Up 37.7% last year. Don't
miss the winners for 2008, available now. 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: GROWTH AND INCOME
This screen looks for stocks that are paying dividend yields of greater than 8% along with other fundamental attributes.
Four stocks that pass this screen's test include ENP, MPW, ERF and GLS. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Priceline.com, Inc. (PCLN)
This online travel company surprised on estimates by 21.57% in the first quarter, propelled by strong international growth. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK with Kevin Matras
New Analyst Coverage
Kevin Matras explains why stocks with new analyst coverage are stocks you want to own. Read about CXG, FWLT and ITRN. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Optimal Use of IRA for Tax-Deferred Investing
No good comes from losing money simply to avoid taxes. More...
High Quality Fundamentals at Bargain Basement Prices
You can't always judge a stock by its price. Discover a few low-priced stocks that offer solid fundamentals. Read about DWRI, NANO and LAB. 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 how market dynamics have changed over the years, making Buy-and- Hold investing a less desirable strategy. Listen to his audio here.
MITCH ON THE MARKETS (AUDIO)
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, discusses the stock market's resilience and shares his thoughts on energy and interest rates. Listen to his audio here.
For more Zacks audio, click here.
Momentum: Support and Resistance
Growth & Income: How Strong is Company Management?
Aggressive Growth: Measuring a Stock's Volatility with Beta
Value: How to Consider Insider Ownership
Education Home: Click Here
BEST OF PEOPLE AND PICKS
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Already, top people are demonstrating their stock-picking skill every day. Visit PeopleAndPicks.com today!
JoeCole is in the top 1% of PeopleAndPicks.com users. The player recently made a Buy call on toymaker JAKKS Pacific (JAKK), saying its "a good stock to buy on a dip, and dipped it has."
Other recent Buys from JoeCole include REIT The Macerich Company (MAC), slot machines and casino games company WMS Industries (WMS) and casual diner P.F. Chang's China Bistro (PFCB).
Click here to see all of JoeCole's picks
Teco Energy (TE)
The Zacks Put/Call Ratio highlights this energy firm. Find out why the 19.50 neighborhood is so important. Read the entire commentary.
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