1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks: Bucyrus International (BUCY), EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG), Whiting
Petroleum Corporation (WLL) and Pioneer Drilling (PDC). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: There still is strong demand for plants and equipment that have to do with power generation and hydrocarbons. Read the Analyst Interview and learn about AAON, ABB, CBI and URS. Then get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: The earnings picture remains pretty positive as this growth screen shows. Stocks highlighted include
ORBK, RTIX and ULTI.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Be suspicious of young, aggressive growth companies that announce big stock buybacks and avoid value traps.
Learn more and get our free investing guides.
Read current and past issues of this newsletter.
Be Proud of Your Portfolio
Have you ever been so proud of an accomplishment you could not help bragging to your friends? Our clients definitely have bragging rights when it comes to their portfolios...and we want to give you that same opportunity. Request your FREE Investment Kit and find out how you can get your portfolio to outperform the
market, as well as your friends' investments!
Get Your FREE ZACKS INVESTMENT KIT
Wednesday - April 2, 2008
We recently launched an online community for individual investors: People And Picks.
People And Picks not only allows you to personally rate stocks as buys
or sells, but this free service also tracks your stock- picking skills
against the markets. Furthermore, you can see how well other community
members are selecting stocks.
In addition, there are lots of interesting investing blogs and
Get involved today with People And Picks: Click here.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor
Profit From the Pros
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.
Aggressive Growth - Bucyrus International (BUCY)
Bucyrus International (BUCY) is thriving despite a poor economic backdrop. Booming commodities markets and strong global growth are accounting for the success. Read the full analysis on BUCY now!
Growth & Income - EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG)
EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) is drilling for profits as natural gas prices keep rising. The company beat on estimates in the fourth quarter by 20.56% and has surprised in three of the last four quarters by an average of 9.86%. Read the full analysis on EOG now!
Momentum - Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL)
Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) has been pumping up its profits as energy prices continue to accelerate. The company reported awesome fourth quarter results that included an amazing 63% jump in earnings. Read the full analysis on WLL now!
Value - Pioneer Drilling (PDC)
Pioneer Drilling (PDC) is growing as this oil and gas services company diversifies geographically around the United States and dips its toe into international expansion. The company has surprised on estimates the last two quarters on average of 27.78%. Read the full analysis on PDC now!
OTHER ZACKS RANK RESOURCES
- Zacks Rank Home Page: Go there now.
- All Zacks #1 Rank Stocks . Learn more...
- Zacks/Schaeffer's Options Trader: Gain the 1-2 punch of the
powerful Zacks Rank and Bernie Schaeffer's proven option
trading expertise for market-beating profits. Learn more...
- Our Zacks Champion Trader winner beat not only the competition, but beat the S&P 500 by 81.7%. Click here to trade like a champion. Click here.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH
Back to top
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
Global Engineering & Construction Buys
There still is strong demand for plants and equipment that have to do with power generation and hydrocarbons. We like AAON, ABB, CBI and URS. More...
Stocks featured recently include Linktone, Ltd.'s (LTON), Texas Capital Bancshares (TCBI), Bear Stearns (BSC) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TM). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Health Net (HNT) - Stable & Promising. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Centennial Comm. (CYCL) - Weak Performance. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
Decent Start for Q1
Median per share earnings growth is running at 11%, but it is very early in the reporting season. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of Mar 31 - Apr 4
March employment numbers, along with reports from BBY, STZ, FDO, MU and MON, highlight an otherwise light calendar this week. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Credit Scores: 720 is the New 680
Mortgage lenders continue to tighten credit standards, which means DHI, RYL, TOL and other homebuilders won't see an improvement anytime soon. More...
OTHER ZACKS EQUITY RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Zacks Equity Research Home Page: Go there now.
- All Rating Upgrades . Learn more...
- Zacks Method for Trading: Transform your trading by applying
the full force of the Zacks Rank. Learn more...
- Zacks Elite narrows down Zacks Equity Research
recommendations into three focused portfolios. Learn more...
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS
Back to top
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
The Sky is NOT Falling
The earnings picture remains pretty positive as this growth screen shows. Stocks highlighted include ORBK, RTIX and ULTI. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Retirement Risks to Consider
Discover seven retirement risks to watch as you put together your game plan. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: RETURN ON EQUITY (ROE)
This screen focuses on EPS revisions, along with broker ratings and rating changes. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include TMO, AXYS, SAM and CHTT. More...
Making a Killing
Funeral services companies like SCI, CSV and HB are in an industry that others would die for. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE)
This company, which reported a blowout fourth quarter, is now a completely integrated entertainment company with big plans for international markets. 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
Back to top
Aggressive Growth: How to Gauge Earnings Quality
Growth & Income: The Power of Dividend Yields
Momentum: Support and Resistance
Value: Understanding Growth vs. Value
Education Home: Click Here.
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.
Options homepage: Go there now.
MITCH ON THE MARKETS (AUDIO)
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.
For more Zacks audio, click here.
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.
For more Zacks audio, click here.
OTHER POPULAR FEATURES FROM ZACKS
- Zacks Rank Guide - Get our free report that tells you all
about our time tested stock ranking system that gas
generated 31% average annual return since 1988: click here.
- Free Portfolio Alerts: Over 60,000 investors wake up every
morning to our free portfolio alerts that provide timely
updates on events that affect the profitability of your
stocks. Get started now.
- New Stock Screener - We've made big improvements to our
custom stock screener so you can use your own criteria to
pick winning stocks. Check it out.
- What else can Zacks do to help you be a more successful
investor? Discover all of our products and services.
Manage your Profit from the Pros subscription:
If you enjoy this e-mail newsletter, then please pass it along to a friend. Simply forward them the link below to sign up for their own free subscription. THANKS! http://at.zacks.com/?id=2320
Regards and Happy Investing,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst
p.s. What is the mission for Zacks Profit from the Pros? Click here to find out how we will help you become a more successful investor.
Visit /performance for information about the performance numbers displayed in this newsletter..
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.
To contact us by mail:
Zacks Investment Research
Attn: Profit from the Pros
111 N. Canal St., Suite 1101
Chicago, IL 60606
To unsubscribe from receiving "Profit from the Pros" e-mail newsletter, click here.