Monday - January 28, 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.
Martek Biosciences (MATK) has improved gross margin and profitability. Over the past month, current year earnings estimates increased 10 cents to 94 cents per share. Read the full analysis on MATK now!
Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) is worth considering as a solid income and growth component and as a good defensive position. Wall Street earnings estimates have been on the rise. Read the full analysis on ABX now!
Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., (SUNH) reported a strong third quarter that saw its revenue jump by 74%. The company has enjoyed multiple analyst upgrades within the last 30 days. Read the full analysis on SUNH now!
Unilever NV, (UN) is reaping big rewards from its global reach and its solid brands. With a P/E of 12.61, the company is a solid value defensive play in the consumer goods sector. Read the full analysis on UN 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 28 - Feb 1 with Charles Rotblut
The markets will have plenty to digest this week with another possible rate cut and earnings from AXP, BA, MCD, MMM, MRK and XOM. More...
Stocks featured recently include eBay (EBAY), Pfizer (PFE), AK Steel (AKS) and EOG Resources (EOG). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
Abbott Labs (ABT) - Earnings Growth Ahead. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) - Yield Cut? 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 pinpoints value stocks that are also good bargains with real potential for earnings improvement. Four stocks featured include BTH, BMO, SNY and TRV. More...
Unique Markets Present Unique Opportunities
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
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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.
Hutchinson Technology (HTCH)
Despite current bearishness, there are plenty of catalysts to push the company higher. including an upcoming earnings report. More...
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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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