1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Merit Medical Systems (MMSI), Accenture (ACN), U.S. Steel (X) and
Synnex (SNX). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: It is difficult to say how many more
losses will be seen on mortgage/housing-related loans for companies
such as NCC, CMA and CFC. Read the Analyst Interview and get our Bull
and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Kevin Matras shows how a good stock screener
can be your best tool for picking options. Stocks highlighted include
BKE, FFH and NWA.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: When hunting for stocks with high dividend yields,
growth and income investors should check out a company's payout ratio.
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Wednesday - January 30, 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 - Merit Medical Systems (MMSI)
Merit Medical Systems (MMSI) is attractively valued at a PEG ratio of
1.3. One out of three analysts raised estimates for both this year and next over the past month. Read the full analysis on MMSI now!
Growth & Income - Accenture Ltd. (ACN)
Accenture Ltd. (ACN) released strong fiscal first-quarter results in
mid-December. The company's dividend yield and ROE are both ahead of the industry averages. Read the full analysis on ACN now!
Momentum - U.S. Steel (X)
U.S. Steel (X) appears to have regrouped after a tough third quarter.
Next-year estimates are up over the last 30 days. It is set to report fourth quarter results on Jan 29. Read the full analysis on X now!
Value - Synnex Corp. (SNX)
Recent acquisitions have turned Synnex Corp. (SNX) is operating on all cylinders. The company beat estimates in the fourth quarter and analysts are bullish going forward. The company has a P/E of only 8.59. Read the full analysis on SNX 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.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Seeking Visibility with Financials
It is difficult to say how many more losses will be seen on mortgage/housing-related loans for companies such as NCC, CMA and CFC. More...
Stocks featured recently include Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM), Ctrip.com (CTRP), Genuine Parts (GPC) and Advance Auto Parts (AAP). Get their latest posts.
Economic Weakness, But No Recession
A recession will be avoided, with only a couple quarters of weak growth instead. More...
BULL OF THE DAY
Norfolk Southern (NSC) - Good Entry Point. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Amylin (AMLN) - Priced for LAR Perfection. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Ugly, But With a Silver Lining
Earnings season remains ugly, but there are two sectors showing growth over 20%. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of Jan 28 - Feb 1
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...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Fear, Not Forecasts
The current fear is worse than what forecasts suggest. DD and ETN just gave promising guidance while BAC and C will have easy comps later this year. 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...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
Screening for Stocks to Pick the Right Options
Kevin Matras shows how a good stock screener can be your best tool for picking options. Stocks highlighted include BKE, FFH
ZACKS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
How to Beat the Market
In the long run, everything in the market returns to its historical average. More...
Unique Markets Present Unique Opportunities
The uncertainty in the markets has dragged down the stock prices of fundamentally-strong companies. Read about TRV, NITE, CLR and OI. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR)
This company is defending its bottom line with strong national defense spending. 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 LMT, AKS, GME and NFLX. More...
FREE REPORT: Top 10 Stock Picking Strategies
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4. ZACKS EXTRA
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Growth & Income Investing
Consider Your Dividend Payout Ratio
When hunting for stocks with high dividend yields, growth and income
investors should check out a company's payout ratio. Learn more...
Growth & Income Investing Home: Learn more.
Other Investing Education Resources
Bally Technologies (BYI)
The bar has been set fairly low for this company, so any positive headlines could serve as catalysts to fuel the stock higher. Read the entire commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
MITCH ON THE MARKETS (AUDIO)
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, remains optimistic on the stock market. Listen to his audio here.
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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
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at the beginning of each month from January 1988 forward based on the
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have the indicated Zacks Rank and were covered by at least two analysts
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