1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Martek Biosciences (MATK), Joy Global (JOYG), Esterline
Technologies (ESL) and Warner Chilcott (WCRX). Get these
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: The PPI numbers make a strong case that investors should be in inflation beneficiaries such as POT, MON and DE. Read the Analyst Interview and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Kevin Matras goes over a screen that
finds strong sectors and the best stocks within them. Stocks
highlighted include CXO, DNR, JRCC, BVN and RKT.
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
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Wednesday - March 12, 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 - Martek Biosciences Corporation (MATK)
Martek Biosciences (MATK) recently posted a solid fiscal first
quarter with revenues increasing 18%. Analysts lifted their earnings forecasts in response to the quarter. Read the full analysis on MATK now!
Growth & Income - Joy Global, Inc. (JOYG)
Joy Global (JOYG) soared to a 52-week high after announcing
solid fiscal first-quarter results. The company's ROE of 45% is well above the industry's average of 23%. Read the full analysis on JOYG now!
Momentum - Esterline Technologies Corporation (ESL)
Esterline Technologies (ESL) is flying high due to momentum
from a very strong first quarter. ESL also boosted its guidance - another sign that it is bullish on its future. Read the full analysis on ESL now!
Value - Warner Chilcott Ltd. (WCRX)
Warner Chilcott (WCRX) reported a fourth-quarter EPS surprise
of 15.38%, as it focused on oral contraceptives and dermatology products. Read the full analysis on WCRX 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
Some Bargains May Be Found in REITs
Now would be a good time to get in on companies that have valuable asset bases in good markets, such as GGP, EQR and HCP. More...
Stocks featured recently include Allegheny Energy (AYE),
National Semiconductor (NSM), ArvinMeritor (ARM) and CRA
International (CRAI). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Quicksilver Resources (KWK) - Newly Productive. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Sanmina-SCI (SANM) - Businesses Struggling. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Weak Total Net Income Growth Expected for Q1
Five of the ten sectors are currently expected to decline in
the first quarter, with two more expected to show growth of
less than 5%. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of Mar 10 - Mar 14
A fairly light week for earnings and economic data. AMT, KR
and LIZ will be among those to report. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Entertain Your Portfolio
Several entertainment-related companies are bucking the
slowing economy, including NFLX, ATVI and TTWO. 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...
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the full force of the Zacks Rank. 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
Screening for the Best Sectors
Kevin Matras shows how to identify sectors and industries that
hold up well during sell-offs. Stocks highlighted include
CXO, DNR, JRCC, BVN and RKT. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Investing vs. Speculating
Investors need to deal with Mr. Market on their own terms,
because he is, ultimately, an emotional wreck. More...
Got Cabin Fever?
Online travel companies are doing big business overseas, and
its likely to get even bigger this summer. Find out why CTRP,
EXPE and PCLN are in a good position to capitalize. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
ScanSource, Inc. (SCSC)
This company is turning barcodes into big bucks. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: EARNINGS AND MARGINS
This strategy combines solid earnings with a healthy net
profit margin. Four stocks that pass this screen's test
include TRMA, DXPE, FUNC and NGS. 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: Check a Company's Debt Level
Momentum: Momentum Trading and Valuations
Value: Avoiding Value Traps
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ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
Kevin Matras, Steve Reitmeister and Charles Rotblut give their
views on the direction of the market, and what investors can
do in the current climate. Listen to the audio here: Part 1 and Part 2.
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THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
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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