1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Priceline.com (PCLN), Vimpel-Communications (VIP), Potash
(POT) and Boots & Coots (WEL).
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: First-quarter profits for GS, LEH and MS were not very good, but they weren't as bad as many feared either. Read the Industry Rank and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Kirby Corporation (KEX) hiked its first-quarter guidance as demand for commodities shipping stays strong.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Mitch Zacks feels that market pessimism is overblown. Don't miss his audio.
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Thursday - March 20, 2008
The U.S. financial markets will be closed tomorrow in observance of Good Friday.
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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 - Priceline.com Inc. (PCLN)
Priceline.com (PCLN) price has increased from about $100 per share at the beginning of the year to Tuesday's closing share price of $123.06. Read the full analysis on PCLN now!
Growth & Income - Vimpel-Communications (VIP)
Vimpel-Communications (VIP) recently posted fourth-quarter and full-year
2007 results, noting that revenues exceeded $7 billion and grew at a
remarkable rate of 47%. Read the full analysis on VIP now!
Momentum - Potash Corp. (POT)
Potash Corp. (POT) reported that fourth quarter revenue jumped 39% while
income more than doubled from last year. Estimates continue to rise. Read the full analysis on POT now!
Value - Boots & Coots International Well Control, Inc. (WEL)
Boots & Coots (WEL) surprised on earnings by 166.67% in the fourth
quarter. Analysts forecast juicy year-over-year growth of 113.64% for
2008. Read the full analysis on WEL now!
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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.
INDUSTRY RANK w/ Charles Rotblut
Broker Earnings Not as Bad as Feared
First-quarter profits for GS, LEH and MS were not very good, but they
were not as bad as many had feared either. More...
Stocks featured recently include DeVry (DV), FactSet Research (FDS),
Alexza Pharmaceuticals (ALXA) and Kyocera (KYO). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
GameStop (GME) - Bullish Guidance. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Electronic Data Systems (EDS) - Poor Outlook. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Retail Upped to Market Perform
Valuations in the retail sector now reflect the economic weakness that
has become headline news. We have buys on GME and SKX. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS w/ Dirk Van Dijk
Earnings Estimates Still Heading South
Deterioration still being led by the Financial and Consumer
Discretionary sectors. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW w/ Charles Rotblut
The Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21
The March Fed meeting and earnings reports from GS and MS are scheduled
for this week: 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...
- Extremely Undervalued Stocks: These six companies have rock-
solid fundamentals that can thrive in volatile markets. 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...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Kirby Corporation (KEX)
This company hiked its first-quarter guidance as demand for commodities
shipping stays strong. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: PEG RATIO
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 GFA, ESV, OIS and EGLT. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
The Market is Cheap
Kevin Matras explains why the market looks so cheap at these levels, and how to start planning your market-bottoming purchases. Stocks highlighted include CGNX, FDP and XLNX: More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Diversify to Avoid a Blue-Chip Disaster
One of the biggest mistakes investors make is holding onto an
over-concentrated position in one stock. More...
Pump-Up Your Returns with Exploration Companies
Exploration companies are posting huge gains, distinguishing themselves
from their industry peers. Read about XEC, APA, SGY and EAC. More...
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4. ZACKS EXTRA
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MITCH ON THE MARKETS (AUDIO)
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, believes the market's current weakness is a buying opportunity for investors with a longer-term horizon. Listen to the audio here.
For more Zacks audio, click here.
Growth & Income: Market Capitalization
Momentum: The Trend is Your Friend
Value: Checking the Price-to-Book Ratio
Aggressive Growth: Stocks "Neglected" by Analysts
Education Home: Click here.
Hansen Natural (HANS)
The Zacks Most Active Options filter highlights this beverage maker.
Find out why you should watch the 38-to-40 range.Read the commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
Panelists give their opinions on JP Morgan acquiring Bear Stearns, and
attempt to make some sense out of recent recession surveys. Listen to his audio here.
For more Zacks audio, http://at.zacks.com/?id=4168.
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