Tuesday - January 22, 2008
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.
Dynamic Materials (BOOM) has become cheap at about 18x estimates, well below it's long-term growth rate of 43%. Earnings estimates for 2008 still stand at $2.50 per share. Read the full analysis on BOOM now!
Shares of DeVry, Inc. (DV) demonstrated solid earnings growth. Fiscal first-quarter EPS of 40 cents more than tripled the previous year. Second quarter results are scheduled for Jan 24. Read the full analysis on DV now!
The Invitrogen Corporation (IVGN) started 2008 on a strong note. Within the past 30 days, three covering analysts have increased projections. IVGN is set to report on Feb 5. Read the full analysis on IVGN now!
Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) will announce fourth-quarter earnings on Jan 29. Most analysts are optimistic about the quarter with four analysts out of 13 raising estimates. Read the full analysis on OXY 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.
Stocks featured recently include Schlumberger (SLB), Baidu.com (BIDU), Hain Celestial (HAIN) and Sohu.com (SOHU). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
Vodafone (VOD) - Increasing Share. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Builder FirstSource (BLDR) - Weak 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...
This strategy helps investors pinpoint stocks that are creating assets for shareholders. Four stocks meeting this screen's exclusive criteria include ACN, BG, KOF and WDC. 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
Hutchinson Technology (HTCH)
Despite current bearishness, there are plenty of catalysts to push the company higher, including an upcoming earnings report. Read the entire commentary.
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Momentum Investing Home: Go there now.
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 economy. Listen to his audio here.
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