Friday - February 22, 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.
Celera Group (CRA) has posted a whopping 115% average surprise over the past four quarters. Analysts are expecting triple- digit earnings growth for both 2008 and 2009. Read the full analysis on CRA now!
Helmerich & Payne (HP) recently announced fiscal first quarter results and its plan to fulfill new build contracts. HP's net profit margin of 26.3% is above the industry average. Read the full analysis on HP 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 Genuine Parts (GPC), Trident Microsystems (TRID), Dover (DOV) and Corel (CREL). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
Halliburton Co. (HAL) - The Surge Continues. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Whole Foods Market (WFMI) - Still Overvalued. 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...
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 BAP, SIGM, LPL and TDW. 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, explains why buy-and-hold investing is dead. Listen to his audio here.
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Momentum: MACD and Momentum
Growth & Income: Understanding Dividend Dates
Aggressive Growth: Dividing Stock Shares into "Splits"
Education Home: Click Here
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, says the stock market will not be retesting January lows. Listen to the audio here.
For more Zacks audio, click here.
This semiconductor manufacturer seems to be a contrarian bullish play, given its soaring price action despite pessimistic sentiment on the Street. Read the complete commentary.
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Charles Rotblut, CFA
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