Monday - December 24, 2007Dear Subscriber, The U.S. financial markets will close early today at 1 p.m. ET due to Christmas Eve. They will remain closed throughout Tuesday, Dec 25 in observance of Christmas. The next edition of Profit from the Pros will be sent on Wednesday, Dec 26. Zacks Daily Portfolio emails will be sent out on Tuesday morning, but not Wednesday. Happy Holidays from everyone here at Zacks! James Giaquinto
Profit from the Pros
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.
CEVA Inc. (CEVA) just reported third-quarter results that easily beat estimates. Over the past two months, this year's estimates have increased 30% to 13 cents per share. Read the full analysis on CEVA now!
SPX Corporation (SPW) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share in early December. The company is yielding 1%, which is above the industry average. SPX also delivered a solid third quarter. Read the full analysis on SPW now!
First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) has had an amazing year. The company has booked over $6 billion in contracts over the next five years, providing a very rosy long-term revenue picture. Read the full analysis on FSLR 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 24 - Dec 28 with Charles Rotblut
Only three companies are confirmed to report during Christmas week. Read about CBK, LUB and MESA. More...
Stocks featured recently include Ciena (CIEN), Joy Global (JOYG), Cephalon (CEPH) and 3Com (COMS). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
CF Industries (CF) - Pricing Improves. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Alcon, Inc. (ACL) - Valuation Downgrade. 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 identifies stocks with strong underlying fundamentals and low valuations. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include BHE, FTO, RHI and BIG. 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 EXTRA
PETROLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. - RIDING DISCOVERY TO NEW HIGHS (PBR)
>> JAVA'S MARKET MUSINGS #205 <<
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, reacts to the recent Fed rate cut and other issues impacting the stock market and econom. Listen to his audio here.
The put/call open interest ratio filter takes a look at this fast-food giant. More...
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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.
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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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