Monday - December 3, 2007
Many of you have told us that though you really enjoy getting Profit from the Pros every day, you would prefer it to be a little bit shorter and contain fewer ads. We have listened to your feedback and today are unveiling the biggest change to this newsletter's format since it was launched nearly seven years ago.
We have reduced the length of the newsletter by more than 30% without trimming out the quality commentary you expect from Zacks. We have also cut the number of ads in each issue and removed the ad placements that previously broke into the middle of articles.
We dub this new format "Less Filling, but Still Tastes Great". We hope you will agree.
Some of you may wonder why it is still in text format and not a fancier HTML version. Yes, we know that most other providers use HTML and yes we agree it is more attractive, but we place the largest emphasis on feedback from you, the subscriber. And in that regard, the text format continues to score higher marks. For those who prefer HTML, this newsletter is always available to you online at http://at.zacks.com/?id=4082.
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Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
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.
Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd. (ENH) recently declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per ordinary share. Endurance sports a dividend yield of 2.6%, exceeding the industry average of 1.0%. Read the full analysis on ENH now!
Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) recently restructured its management team and allocated additional resources to developing "next-generation" video game concepts. Read the full analysis on TTWO now!
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH
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 Dec 3 - Dec 7 w/ Charles Rotblut
There is nothing on the calendar this week that should prevent stocks from extending their recent gains. More...
Stocks featured recently include Hershey (HSY), Genuine Parts (GPC), Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (CYCC) and Altera (ALTR). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
National Semiconductor (NSM) - Expect Strength. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Post Properties (PPS) - Overvalued on Rumor. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS
Here you will find fresh articles loaded with profitable investment strategies and ideas to help you beat the market. Today we highlight...
This strategy focuses primarily on positive EPS estimate revisions and brokerage rating upgrades. Earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force driving stock prices. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include DE, NDAQ, PCLN and NFLX. More...
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 $100,000 Challenge
Zacks is conducting a nationwide talent search to find the very best stock pickers. The winner gets a $100,000 dream job with Zacks! Sign up for free to join the competition, or just read what stocks the leading players are trading on the Zacks Challenge Player Blogs.
HOUSING STOCKS: BURST DISSOLVING?
RASER TECHNOLOGIES... SETTING UP FOR A +20% MOVE?
FOSSIL FOSTERS GROWTH (FOSL)
"Jhigginbottom" sticks with familiar companies that are selling at a discount to peers with some reasonable growth opportunities: Read the full article.
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Regards and Happy Investing,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
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The performance of the Zacks Rank portfolios shown above for annual and year-to-date periods are the linked monthly total returns (price changes + dividends) of equal weighted hypothetical portfolios, consisting of those stocks with the indicated Zacks Rank, assuming monthly rebalancing and zero transaction costs. These are not the returns of actual portfolios. The hypothetical portfolios were created at the beginning of each month from Jan 1988 forward based on the values of the Zacks Rank available to Zacks' clients before the beginning of each month. The portfolios created monthly from 1988 through September 2006 exclude ADRS and are comprised of stocks that have the indicated Zacks Rank and were covered by at least two analysts at the time of the stocks inclusion in the portfolio. Starting in October 2006 and going forward, the portfolios are comprised of all stocks with the indicated Zacks Rank and do not exclude ADRs, which is more reflective of the list of stocks that customers will find on the Zacks web sites. 2007 returns are for the period of Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2007. These performance numbers have been audited from 1995 through 2003 by Autschuler Melovan, a division of American Express Financial.
The S&P 500 Index is a well-known, unmanaged index of the prices of 500 large-company common stocks, mainly blue-chip stocks, selected by Standard & Poor's. The S&P 500 Index assumes reinvestment of dividends but does not reflect advisory fees. An investor cannot invest directly in an index.
Disclaimer: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.
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