Monday - February 11, 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.
MasterCard (MA) reported that third-quarter revenue jumped 28%. The company saw strong growth numbers from many key emerging economies. Shares look well positioned for more gains. Read the full analysis on MA now!
CA (CA) has a ROE of 17%, which is better that the industry average. The company reported a solid fiscal third quarter recently and upped its fiscal 2008 non-GAAP earnings outlook. Read the full analysis on CA now!
Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (BVN) announced that it was paying $434 million to remove hedges it had made in relation to its gold complex that extended as far out as 2012. Read the full analysis on BVN 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 Feb 11 - Feb 15 with Charles Rotblut
Dow components KO and GM will report this week, and Bernanke will testify. Read why NILE, FSLR, NXY and TEVA could surprise. More...
Stocks featured recently include Altera (ALTR), Toyota Motor (TM), National-Oilwell Varco (NOV) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
Omnivision (OVTI) - Buying Opportunity. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Corporate Executive Board (EXBD) - Weak Outlook. 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 combines solid earnings with a healthy net profit margin. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include IX, MEA, PFBX and HRBN. 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
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, talks about the right way to bottom fish. Listen to his audio here.
Kevin Matras, Steve Reitmeister and Charles Rotblut discuss Super Tuesday, Microsoft's (MSFT) bid for Yahoo (YHOO) and the January Effect. Listen to his audio here.
Tween Brands (TWB)
As identified by the Zacks Custom Screener, this retailer has rising price action but negative sentiment; interesting from a contrarian standpoint. Read the entire commentary.
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