1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Kirby (KEX), Raytheon (RTN), UniFirst (UNF) and BASF (BASFY).
Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Dow components CAT, C, KO, IBM,
INTC, JPM, JNJ, PFE and UTX will headline a busy week for
earnings and economic data. Read the Earnings Preview and get
our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: ADRs offer investors a reliable
mechanism to invest in international companies. Read about
ABV, CHL and SID
4. ZACKS EXTRA: The concept of value should not be ignored by
aggressive growth investors, as it injects a dose of reality
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Monday - April 14, 2008
1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
Zacks #1 Rank stocks average a 31% annual return. Every day on Zacks.com we highlight four new Zacks Rank Buy stocks based on the four main schools of investing: Aggressive Growth, Momentum, Growth & Income and Value.
Aggressive Growth - Kirby Corporation (KEX)
Kirby Corporation (KEX) has been screaming higher after a
raised guidance on March 17. Kirby cited higher-than-expected
demand for marine transportation and diesel engine services. Read the full analysis on KEX now!
Growth & Income - Raytheon Co. (RTN)
Raytheon Co. (RTN) recently increased its annual dividend by 10%, which translates into dividend yield of 1.7%. RTN is also
near its 52-week high and has a ROE of 13%. Read the full analysis on RTN now!
Momentum - UniFirst Corporation (UNF)
UniFirst (UNF) shares are flying high from the company's second quarter results, in which revenue was up 21.6% and income jumped 119%. Estimates have been on the rise. Read the full analysis on UNF now!
Value - BASF SE (BASFY)
BASF (BASFY) is bullish on the global economy as sales
increased 10% in 2007. The company recently increased its
dividend by 30%. Read the full analysis on BASFY 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.
EARNINGS PREVIEW for Apr 14 - Apr 18 with Charles Rotblut
Dow components CAT, C, KO, IBM, INTC, JPM, JNJ, PFE and UTX
will headline a busy week for earnings and economic data. More...
Stocks featured recently include Quicksilver Resources (KWK),
Genentech (DNA), Forest Oil (FST) and Ericsson (ERIC). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
Millennium Pharma (MLNM) - Attractive Bid. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Arkansas Best (ABFS) - Preparing for the Worst. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Government Contracts Still Buoy Defense
In the near-term, first- and second-tier defense companies
like LMT, LLL and RTN look solid. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Rice Rallies as Global Food Shortages Worsen
A drop in U.S. steel inventories has given AKS, NUE, STLD and X more pricing power. 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...
Globalize Your Portfolio
ADRs offer investors a reliable mechanism to invest in
international companies. Read about ABV, CHL and SID. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: LOW PRICE STOCKS
This strategy finds stocks at discount valuations with a
positive trend in earnings estimates. Four stocks that pass
this screen's test include SYKE, PRX, MFB and NSIT. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
This company beat Wall Street estimates for the second quarter
by 12.28% and raised guidance for the rest of the year. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
Using Moving Averages
Kevin Matras explains how to use moving averages to determine
trends and spot winners in any market environment. Stocks
highlighted include IMCL, OLN and RIO. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
How to Defer Taxes on a Highly Appreciated Asset
It is important to understand your tax options when
liquidating highly appreciated assets. More...
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4. ZACKS EXTRA
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Aggressive Growth: Incorporating Value into Growth Investing
Momentum: Screening for Momentum
Growth & Income: The Power of Dividend Yields
Value: Understanding Growth vs. Value
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