1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Loopnet (LOOP), Frontier Oil (FTO), Rex Stores (RSC) and Commscope (CTV). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Gold companies, such as IAG, KGC and NEM, are getting help from higher commodity prices. Read the Industry Rank and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Nokia (NOK) had a tough start to 2008, but still has excellent fundamentals and looks well positioned for a rebound.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Mitch Zacks offers his view on increasing fixed-income exposure. Don't miss his audio.
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Thursday - January 17, 2008
1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
The Zacks Rank is a powerful short term stock ranking system that has generated a 32% average annual return. Every day on Zacks.com we highlight four new Zacks Rank Buy stocks based on the main schools of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income, Momentum and Value.
Aggressive Growth - Loopnet (LOOP)
Loopnet (LOOP) has posted an average surprise of 19.9% over the past four quarters. Earnings estimates have been increasing as well. Read the full analysis on LOOP now!
Growth & Income - Frontier Oil Corporation (FTO)
Frontier Oil Corporation (FTO) delivered its most profitable third quarter ever in early November, which included earnings per share that were 11.5% ahead of the consensus estimate. Read the full analysis on FTO now!
Momentum - Rex Stores Corporation (RSC)
Rex Stores Corporation's (RSC) stock price has just moved out of the very tight range in which it had been trading since the middle of November. Read the full analysis on RSC now!
Value - Commscope Inc. (CTV)
Commscope Inc. (CTV) closed in late December on its $2.65 billion purchase of Andrew, a wireless network provider. The acquisition follows a record third quarter. Read the full analysis on CTV 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
All That Glitters and Gushes
Gold companies, such as IAG, KGC and NEM, and oil companies, including APA, DVN and FST, are getting help from higher commodities prices. More...
Stocks featured recently include Garmin (GRMN), Genentech (DNA), Dow Chemical (DOW) and Tractor Supply (TSCO). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Pozen, Inc. (POZN) - Good Notes from FDA. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Hewitt Associates (HEW) - Too Pricey. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Olympics to Boost Chinese Consumer Goods
Look for companies like SOHU that will directly benefit from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS w/ Dirk Van Dijk
Early Earnings Returns Mixed
Tech looks like it will have a strong quarter, but it will be a disaster for the financials. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW w/ Charles Rotblut
The Week of Jan 14 - Jan 18
Five Dow companies - C, GE, IBM, INTC and JPM - are on the docket this week, along with well over 50 financial companies: 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: Buy 'em. Do nothing. Beat the market. (Up 33% in 2007). 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
The company had a tough start to 2008, but still has excellent fundamentals and looks well positioned for a rebound. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
Three Days Up
Kevin Matras goes over a price and volume screen for finding stocks on the move now. Stocks highlighted include ABAX, CHDX and HMSY: More...
ZACKS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Accessing Your IRA Penalty Free
There are circumstances where you can avoid the 10% penalty when tapping into your traditional IRA. More...
8x the S&P Return Isn't Bad
Now is your chance to jump on the Top Ten Stocks for 2008. Read about SII, SGP, WLP and FPL. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: UPGRADES AND REVISIONS
This screen focuses on EPS revisions, along with broker ratings and rating changes. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include AIZ, FTO, MWE and MA: More...
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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".
4. ZACKS EXTRA
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MITCH ON THE MARKETS (AUDIO)
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, says the stock market is headed higher and the Fed will cut rates again by
month's end. Listen to his audio here. Listen to his audio here.
More Zacks audio here.
Stock Buybacks: Good or Bad for Investors?
A share repurchase can be an indication that management believes the price is undervalued. But there are also other reasons. Read more...
Value Investing Home: Learn more.
Other Investing Education Resources
Deere & Company (DE)
The company has moderate room for upgrades, and another earnings surprise may provide the needed spark. Read the commentary
Options homepage: Go there now.
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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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