Wednesday - March 26, 2008
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1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
The Zacks Rank is a powerful short term stock ranking system that has generated a 31% 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.
Kirby (KEX) has posted an average surprise of 4.3% over the past four quarters. Five of the nine covering analysts for this year have raised their estimates over the past week. Read the full analysis on KEX now!
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) recently reaffirmed its first-quarter sales and earnings per share guidance. Analysts raised earnings estimates, bringing them in line with the company's outlook. Read the full analysis on HPQ now!
Herbalife (HLF) boosted its full-year earnings guidance to between $3.25 and $3.30 per share. Herbalife shares responded by setting a new 52-week, and all-time high. Read the full analysis on HLF now!
JAKKS Pacific (JAKK) beat fourth-quarter estimates by 41.33%. It has surprised in three out of the last four quarters by an average of 14.47%. It has a 2008 P/E of only 9.40. Read the full analysis on JAKK 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 ASM International (ASMI), Dendreon (DNDN), Carnival (CCL) and Embraer Air (ERJ). Get their latest posts.
Chalco (ACH) - Play Chinese Aluminum Demand. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZION Bancorp (ZION) - Outlook Still Dire. 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...
Exploration companies are posting huge gains, distinguishing themselves from their industry peers. Read about XEC, APA, SGY and EAC. More...
This strategy helps investors pinpoint stocks that are creating assets for shareholders. Four stocks meeting this screen's exclusive criteria include FFH, CGX, UVV and HUGH. 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
Aggressive Growth: How to Gauge Earnings Quality
Growth & Income: The Power of Dividend Yields
Momentum: Support and Resistance
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Elan Corporation (ELN)
The Zacks Most Active Options filter highlights this biotech. Discover how this underperformer could have bearish implications from a contrarian perspective. Read the entire commentary.
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Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, feels that market pessimism is overblown and that an economic recovery remains on track. Listen to his audio here.
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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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