1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Eagle Test Systems (EGLT), L-3 Communications (LLL), Flowserve
(FLS) and PC Connection (PCCC). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: We've got four aerospace/defense suppliers that still have Buy recommendations: AIR, ESL, LDSH and TGI. Read the Analyst Interview and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Kevin Matras dispels the "magic numbers" myth and explains how to use Relative Valuations to find undervalued stocks on the move. Stocks highlighted include HP, MERC and MMSI.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: There's nothing wrong with aggressive growth companies taking on debt, but investors should be aware of some warning signs. Learn more and get our free investing guides.
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Wednesday - February 13, 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 - Eagle Test Systems, Inc. (EGLT)
Eagle Test Systems (EGLT) rose after a strong earnings report.
Earnings estimates have been heading higher. Over the past month, this year's numbers have risen a dime. Read the full analysis on EGLT now!
Growth & Income - L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL)
L-3 Communications (LLL) increased its regular quarterly cash dividend by 20%. Fourth-quarter earnings per share exceeded the consensus. Analysts hiked their 2008 earnings forecast. Read the full analysis on LLL now!
Momentum - Flowserve Corporation (FLS)
Flowserve (FLS) raised its 2007 revenue guidance on Jan 31.
Shares gapped higher the next day. This had a significant effect on the company's next-year estimate as well. Read the full analysis on FLS now!
Value - PC Connection, Inc. (PCCC)
PC Connection (PCCC) has consistently grown earnings over the past five years and has an average earnings surprise of 16.14% over the last four quarters. Read the full analysis on PCCC now!
OTHER ZACKS RANK RESOURCES
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
Aerospace/Defense Companies with Buy Ratings
We've got four companies that still have Buy recommendations: AAR (AIR), Esterline Technologies (ESL), Ladish (LDSH) and Triumph Group (TGI). More...
Stocks featured recently include UST (UST), National Semiconductor (NSM), BorgWarner (BWA) and Northrop Grumman (NOC). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Constellation Energy (CEG) - Strong Fundamentals. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Washington Mutual (WM) - Bleak Outlook. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Median EPS Growth Okay
Outside of weakness in the Financials and Consumer Discretionary sectors, earnings are surprisingly strong. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of Feb 11 - Feb 15
Dow components KO and GM report this week, and Bernanke will testify. Read why NILE, FSLR, NXY and TEVA could surprise. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Fret About Credit Cards: Find Haven in Fertilizer
Tightening credit standards could pose problems for AXP, COF and C. Rising estimates make POT reasonably valued. 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
"Magic Numbers" and Relative Valuations
Kevin Matras dispels the "magic numbers" myth and explains how to use Relative Valuations to find undervalued stocks on the move. Stocks highlighted include HP, MERC and MMSI. More...
ZACKS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
"Gut Check" Time
Investors need to understand themselves first, and find common ground between emotion and reason. More...
Graphical Eye Candy
Find out what DE, MON AND ISRG have in common. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Western Digital Corporation (WDC)
This company finds that hard drives are hot commodities as notebook PC sales surge. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: LOW PRICE STOCKS
This strategy finds stocks at discount valuations with a positive trend in earnings estimates. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include RCII, GNA, VOLVY and AUO. 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."
4. ZACKS EXTRA
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Aggressive Growth: Don't Get Buried With Debt Levels
Growth & Income: The Risk of High Dividend Yields
Momentum: MACD and Momentum: A Powerful Combination
Value: The Parable of "Mr. Market"
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Research In Motion (RIMM)
The Blackberry maker is a potential bearish contrarian play. Read the entire commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
Kevin Matras, Steve Reitmeister and Charles Rotblut discuss the economic stimulus package and take a look at the stock market. Listen to the audio here: Part 1 and
THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, talks about the right way to bottom fish. 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
values of the Zacks Rank available to Zacks' clients before the
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through September 2006 exclude ADRs and are comprised of stocks that
have the indicated Zacks Rank and were covered by at least two analysts
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