1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks: Big Lots, Inc. (BIG), L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL),
CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS) and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: A drop in U.S. steel inventories has given AK Steel, Nucor, Steel Dynamics and U.S. Steel more
pricing power. Read the Industry Rank and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) is betting that beauty products, not kitchen storage, will propel its growth in the emerging markets.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Mitch Zacks discusses issues affecting investors. Don't miss his audio.
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Thursday - April 3, 2008
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 - Big Lots, Inc. (BIG)
Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) is growing operating profits and generating ample cash flow despite a difficult retailing environment. It's recently reported fourth quarter produced a nice earnings
surprise. Over the past four quarters, it has posted an average surprise of 39.7%. Read the full analysis on BIG now!
Growth & Income - L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL)
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL), which is scheduled to release its first-quarter results on April 24, is a great pick for investors who are in search of both growth and income.
On the income side, it offers a quarterly dividend that was increased by 20% in early February. Growth is reflected in the company's share price, which is very close to a 52-week high, and in its fundamentals. Read the full analysis on LLL now!
Momentum - CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS)
CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS) has been delivering solid gains to its shareholders in the very challenging environment of 2008. The company's stock price has been driven higher by very solid fourth quarter results, reported on Jan 31, that included significant gains in both revenue and income. Read the full analysis on CVS now!
Value - Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) is expanding exploration in the Middle East by entering into partnerships with Middle Eastern oil companies and re-establishing its historic
relationship with Libya. The company has surprised on estimates the last four quarters on average of 8.53%. Read the full analysis on OXY 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
Lower Inventories Are Increasing Profits for Steel Producers
A drop in U.S. steel inventories has given AK Steel, Nucor, Steel Dynamics and U.S. Steel more pricing power. More...
Stocks featured recently include China Netcom (CN), Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (MHS), Activision, Inc. (ATVI) and State Auto Financial Corporation (STFC). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Petroleum Development (PETD) - Producing Well. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
LoopNet, Inc. (LOOP) - Tough Marketplace. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
European Banks Continue Write-Offs
Tuesday, both UBS AG and Deutsche Bank AG pre-announced first quarter write-offs. UBS has now written off $37.4 billion in the
last nine months. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW w/ 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...
EARNINGS TRENDS w/ Dirk Van Dijk
Decent Start for Q1
Median per share earnings growth is running at 11%, but it is very early in the reporting season. More...
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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
Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP)
This company is betting that beauty products, not kitchen storage, will propel its growth in the emerging markets. More...
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...
Making a Killing
Funeral services companies like SCI, CSV and HB are in an industry that others would die for. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: UPGRADES AND REVISIONS
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...
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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.
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Growth & Income: The Risk of High Dividend Yields
Momentum: The Trend is Your Friend
Value: The Parable of "Mr. Market"
Aggressive Growth: Stocks "Neglected" By Analysts
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