Gold has soared from an intraday low of about $700 per ounce in November to $1000 last week.
As impressive as this rally has been, it has yet to make gold mining stocks more attractive. I explain why in Industry Rank Analysis.
Did you know that Zacks #5 Rank ("strong sell") stocks fell 51% last year? Steve Reitmeister discusses whether these stocks make great short candidates in Investing the Zacks Way.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor
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Today's Top Stories: Thursday- February 26, 2009
ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
- Aggressive Growth - Metavante Technologies Inc. (MV) announced full-year results on Feb 5 that included a 7% growth in revenue which was $1,707 million, up from $1,598 million. Read More...
Growth & Income - Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) continues to outperform the Dow ($DJI), S&P 500 (SPX) and NASDAQ (COMP) so far this year after topping all 3 major averages last year. Analysts see annual EPS growth of 5.7% for the fiscal year ending August 2009 and 6.5% growth for the following year. Read More...
Momentum - Lancaster Colony Corp. (LANC) reported solid second-quarter results on Jan 29 that were ahead of expectations. Revenue was up 7% from last year to $288 million. Read More...
Value - Odyssey Healthcare, Inc. (ODSY) has surprised on estimates 2 out of the last 4 quarters by an average of 31.49%. Analysts expect 5-year earnings growth of 12%. Read More...
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