1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Canadian Solar (CSIQ), Monsanto (MON), AK Steel (AKS) and Western Digital (WDC). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Non-financial firms are posting very positive results, but analysts are not raising estimates.
Read the Earnings Trends and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: If the markets are leaving you stressed,then alternative investment strategies may be the solution.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Kevin Matras, Steve Reitmeister and CharlesRotblut discuss the presidential election, potential suitors for Yahoo (YHOO) and the January indicator.
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Tuesday - February 5, 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.
Aggressive Growth - Canadian Solar (CSIQ)
Canadian Solar (CSIQ) rose last week after receiving an upgrade to "Outperform" from "Perform" by Oppenheimer & Co. Read the full analysis on CSIQ now!
Growth & Income - Monsanto Co. (MON)
Wall Street remains bullish on Monsanto Co. (MON). Earnings forecasts of $2.78 per share for the year ending August 2008 are above the on month-ago estimates of $2.59. Read the full analysis on MON now!
Momentum - AK Steel Holding Corp. (AKS)
AK Steel Holding Corp. (AKS) just reported an excellent quarter. The company's share price has been on a very smooth ride higher since the report. Read the full analysis on AKS now!
Value - Western Digital Corp. (WDC)
Western Digital Corp. (WDC) beat analyst estimates for the second quarter by 29.81%. It also raised forecasts for the third quarter. Analysts scrambled to raise estimates. Read the full analysis on WDC now!
OTHER ZACKS RANK RESOURCES
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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.
EARNINGS TRENDS w/ Dirk Van Dijk
Non-Financial Companies Posting Positive Results
Although non-financial firms are posting very positive results, analysts are not raising estimates. More...
Stocks featured recently include Evergreen Solar (ESLR), Rite Aid
(RAD), Jones Soda (JSDA) and PetSmart (PETM). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
Triumph Group (TGI) - Upgrading on Valuation. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Sony (SNE) - Consumer Spending an Issue. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Oil Pullback a Buying Opportunity
Use the current weakness to stock up on select, long-term energy names, such as XOM, COP, RIG and BHI. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of Feb 4 - Feb 8
CSCO and DIS are among the 83 S&P 500 companies reporting this week. Also, find out why Activision (ATVI) and Bunge (BG) could surprise. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Still Positive on E&P and Negative on Trucking
Profit forecasts continue to be revised upward on APA, EOG, NBL and WTI. Meanwhile, YRCW and JBHT are facing a tough trucking environment. 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...
ZACKS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Alternative or Hedge Investments
If the markets are leaving you stressed, then alternative investment strategies may be the solution. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: PEG RATIO
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 AUO, BID, CAM and TNE. More...
FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR)
The uncertainty in the markets has dragged down the stock prices of fundamentally strong companies. Stocks highlighted include OI, CLR, NITE and TRV. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Au Optronics (AUO)
This company hopes the Beijing Olympics pushes its flat-panel sales to new heights. More...
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 and NWA. More...
FREE REPORT: Top 10 Stock Picking Strategies
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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ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
Kevin Matras, Steve Reitmeister and Charles Rotblut discuss the
presidential election, potential suitors for Yahoo (YHOO) and the
January indicator. Listen to the audio here.
For more Zacks audio, click here.
Tween Brands (TWB)
As identified by the Zacks Custom Screener, this retailer has
rising price action but negative sentiment, making it interesting
from a contrarian standpoint Read the entire commentary.
To visit the Options homepage: click here.
Growth & Income Investing
Understanding Dividend Dates
There are four important dates to know when it comes to a company
distributing dividends. Read more...
Growth & Income Investing HomeGo there now.
Other Investing Education Resources
THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, shares his investing philosophy and various other thoughts. Listen to his audio here.
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