Thursday - February 14, 2008
Many of you have already signed up for our new Champion Trader service. For those of you that haven't, there is still time to get in on the introductory price. Through this Saturday, we are offering charter memberships for 33% off the regular price.
Zacks Champion Trader is run by J.J. McGrath (aka "MackTheKnife"), who won the Zacks Challenge in 2007. Last year, J.J. handily beat the market, and over 9,500 other contestants, with a return of +81.7%.
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Wishing you prosperity,
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.
PetMed Express (PETS) posted an average surprise of 15.5% over the past four quarters. This year's estimates are up three cents to 79 cents. Next year's numbers have also risen. Read the full analysis on PETS now!
State Street Corp. (STT) put up a solid fourth quarter and a strong year. Analysts see further growth as evidenced by the upward revisions of this year's earnings forecasts. Read the full analysis on STT now!
Dynamic Materials' (BOOM) third quarter results included 69% growth in revenue and a 93% jump in net income. Dynamic is schedule to report its fourth quarter results on Feb 21. Read the full analysis on BOOM 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.
Stocks featured recently include Alpharma (ALO), Aftermarket Technologies (ATAC), Cree (CREE) and Fred's (FRED). Get their latest posts.
CF Industries (CF) - Robust Demand. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Dillard's (DDS) - Difficult Market. 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 COP, CBBO, CINF and BKH. More...
This screen looks for stocks that are paying dividend yields of greater than 8% along with other fundamental attributes. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include SBR, BPT, ERF and LYG: 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".
4. ZACKS EXTRA
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, discusses current stock market drivers and the economy. Listen to his audio here.
For more Zacks audio, click here.
Growth & Income: When You Should "Buy and Hold"
Momentum: The Trend is Your Friend
Aggressive Growth: Incorporating Value into Growth Investing
Education Home: Click here.
Research In Motion (RIMM)
The Blackberry maker is a potential bearish contrarian play. Read the commentary.
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The performance of the Zacks Rank portfolios 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 January 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. These performance numbers have been audited from 1995 through 2003 by Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP.
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Disclaimer: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.
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