Monday - January 21, 2008
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the U.S. equity markets are closed today.
Those of you with personal portfolios on Zacks.com and Zacks Elite will not receive a daily portfolio update tomorrow morning. Rather the next update will be sent on Wednesday, with Tuesday's closing prices.
Changes to the Timely Buys on Zacks Elite will be made tomorrow, with Tuesday's closing price used for recording the transactions.
The daily updates for Breakout Trader, Champion Trader, Momentum Trader, Surprise Trader and Value Trader will not be sent out today. The next update will be sent out on Tuesday afternoon.
The financial calendar for this week favors a rebound. More than 100 members of the S&P 500 are scheduled to report, many of which are in the energy, health care, manufacturing and technology sectors. This should help to draw attention away from the credit crisis. In addition, there is little economic data scheduled to be released.
Have a good holiday and, for you Northerners, stay warm.
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.
Flowserve Corp. (FLS) recently announced record bookings for both the fourth quarter and full year. The company declared a dividend of 15 cents per share in mid-November. Read the full analysis on FLS now!
Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL) just reported a great quarter that included significant growth in revenue and income. Earnings estimates for the company have since jumped sharply. Read the full analysis on APOL now!
Zoran Corporation (ZRAN) now trades at an attractive P/E of 14.51, which makes it a rare value pick in the technology sector. Earnings estimates are being revised upwards. Read the full analysis on ZRAN 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 Jan 21 - Jan 25 with Charles Rotblut
Nearly a quarter of the S&P 500 will report this week, including Dow components AXP, CAT, DD, HON, JNJ, MSFT and PFE. More...
Stocks featured recently include Logitech (LOGI), Comerica (CMA), Cosi (COSI) and Toyota Motor (TM). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
ZymoGenetics (ZGEN) - FDA Approval. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) - Soft Market. 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...
If you like to use a company's PE ratio to determine its value, you'll love using the PEG ratio. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include NOV, SNP, STP and TNE. 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
Aggressive Growth Investing
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Other Investing Education Resources
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.
Deere & Company (DE)
The company has moderate room for upgrades, and another earnings surprise may provide the needed spark. More...
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