1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
China Mobile (CHL), Herbalife (HLF), PRA International (PRAI) and Fresh Del Monte (FDP). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Good earnings led to higher estimates for SIGM and TECD. Read the Industry Rank and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Synaptics Inc.'s (SYNA) stock price has had a great year and looks well positioned to continue higher.
4. ZACKS $100,000 Challenge: Simulator player "TradeKing1"
offers his latest round table, including a good retail/bounce play.
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Thursday - December 6, 2007
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.
Aggressive Growth - China Mobile (CHL)
China Mobile (CHL) is capitalizing on a booming economy and low wireless penetration. The company is also gaining market share. Earnings estimates have been rising. Read the full analysis on CHL now!
Growth & Income - Herbalife, Ltd. (HLF)
Herbalife, Ltd. (HLF) posted third-quarter earnings per share of 67 cents, topping last year's 51 cents and eclipsing the consensus estimate by nearly 5%. It also raised full-year 2007 EPS guidance. Read the full analysis on HLF now!
Momentum - PRA International (PRAI)
PRA International (PRAI) recently received approval from federal regulators to be acquired by private equity firm Genstar Capital LLC for $745 million. Read the full analysis on PRAI now!
Value - Fresh Del Monte (FDP)
Fresh Del Monte (FDP) recently jumped on an upgrade and hasn't looked back. Over the past 60 days, this year's earnings estimates have increased 65 cents to $2.96 per share. Read the full analysis on FDP 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.
INDUSTRY RANK w/ Charles Rotblut
Bullish Revisions on Two Tech Companies
Good earnings led to higher estimates for SIGM and TECD. Also read about video game companies ATVI and NTDOY. More...
Stocks featured recently include TOTAL S.A. (TOT), Smith International (SII), Lehman Brothers (LEH) and CACI International (CAI). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
Anheuser-Busch (BUD) - Staying Ahead. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Cost Plus (CPWM) - Sluggish Market. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Excited About Power Conversion ICs
POWI should be able to capitalize on the conversion to new energy efficiency standards. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS w/ Dirk Van Dijk
Split Decision Expected in the Fourth Quarter
The fourth quarter is expected to generate EPS growth of 7.7% over last year, but total net income is expected to fall 4.9%. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW w/ Charles Rotblut
The Week of Dec 3 - Dec 7
Four S&P 500 companies are scheduled to report this week: AZO, COV, NSM and NOVL. More...
OTHER ZACKS EQUITY RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Zacks Equity Research Home Page: Go there now.
- All Rating Upgrades . Learn more...
- Powerhouse Energy Stocks: Five Ways to Fuel Big Profits as Oil Prices Soar pinpoints those stocks set to skyrocket. Learn more...
- Zacks Elite narrows down Zacks Equity Research
recommendations into three focused portfolios. 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...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Synaptics Inc. (SYNA)
This company's stock price has had a great year and looks well positioned to continue higher. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
A Simple Yet Extraordinary Screen
Kevin Matras goes over a winning, longer-term, dividend investment strategy. More...
ZACKS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Run, don't walk to your tax adviser
Run, don't walk to your tax adviser. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: DISCOUNTED FUNDAMENTAL STRENGTH
This strategy identifies stocks with strong underlying fundamentals and low valuations. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include FTO, GDI, MAN and TEX. More...
Going for the Gold
Here are a few names to buy to sidestep the tumbling dollar. More...
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4. ZACKS $100,000 Challenge
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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.
BEST OF ZACKS CHALLENGE BLOG
TRADEKING1'S ROUND TABLE
Crocs (CROX) is doing well today, and they did release some news yesterday about their product line. This could shape up to be a good retail/bounce play.
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Discipline in what you do sometimes makes you look `brave' to others. Really, its just a successful defense reaction to a bad situation that you've learned along the way
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Top Zacks Challenge Player Interview: Flash 1
"Flash1" trades stock trends – be they up, down or even non- trends: Read the full article.
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