1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks: Clean Harbors (CLHB), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce (RIO) and Oriental Financial Group (OFG). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Strong international sales volumes, increased pricing power and a weak U.S. dollar should fuel profit gains in machinery. Read about JOYG in the Analyst Interview, then get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Kevin Matras shows how to search for stocks with increasing cash and more. Stocks highlighted include HL, LFUS and OI.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Aggressive Growth investors should have an idea how long a company can sustain earnings growth. Learn about
sustainable growth rates, and get our free investing guides.
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Wednesday - April 16, 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 - Clean Harbors, Inc. (CLHB)
Clean Harbors (CLHB) is increasing its incinerator capacity, which
should spur strong revenue growth. This year's earnings estimates
have increased over the past two months. Read the full analysis on CLHB now!
Growth & Income - Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 17 cents per share in late Feb. Wall Street estimates are on the rise. Its ROE of 15% is in line with the industry average. Read the full analysis on CHK now!
Momentum - Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce (RIO)
Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce (RIO) was recently able to renegotiate
its pricing structure with some of its major Asian and European
customers, boosting its ore prices by as much as 65%. Read the full analysis on RIO now!
Value - Oriental Financial Group Inc. (OFG)
Oriental Financial Group (OFG) parlayed a conservative mortgage
policy into profits. It beat Wall Street estimates the last two
quarters by an average of 51.98%. Read the full analysis on OFG 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.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Good Things Expected from Machinery
Strong international sales volumes, increased pricing power and a
weak U.S. dollar should fuel profit gains. More...
Stocks featured recently include Pactiv (PTV), Charlotte Russe
(CHIC), Crocs (CROX) and Harris Interactive (HPOL). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Qualcomm (QCOM) - Impressive Fundamentals. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK) - Mortgage Exposure. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Estimates Cut as Earnings Season Gets Underway
For both this year and next, more than twice as many estimates are being cut as increased. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of Apr 14 - Apr 18
Dow components CAT, C, KO, IBM, INTC, JPM, JNJ, PFE and UTX will headline a busy week for earnings and economic data. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Rice Rallies as Global Food Shortages Worsen
Rising food prices are creating political unrest, but the strong demand is helping fertilizer companies AGU, CF and MOS. 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...
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beginning to recognize their real worth. 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...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
Cash is King - but so is...
Kevin Matras shows how to search for stocks with increasing cash and more. Stocks highlighted include HL, LFUS and OI. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
401(k) Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Many of the most common mistakes can be easily avoided. More...
Globalize Your Portfolio
ADRs offer investors a reliable mechanism to invest in international companies. Read about ABV, CHL and SID. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
This company beat Wall Street estimates for the second quarter by 12.28% on the back of record consulting. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: GROWTH AND INCOME
This screen looks for stocks that are paying dividend yields of greater than 8% along with other fundamental attributes. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include PWE, PGH, IWA and ERF. More...
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4. ZACKS EXTRA
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Aggressive Growth: Sustainable Growth Rates
Growth & Income: The Risk of a Dividend Cut
Momentum: Trendlines 101
Value: "Dogs of the Dow"
Education Home: Click Here.
BEST OF PEOPLE AND PICKS
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every day. Visit PeopleandPicks.com today!
Joe Cole likes the Protection and Safety Equipment industry, especially GEO, "currently favored and showing excellent field position." He also likes the Taiwan Fund (TWN) "thinly traded, but I expect earnings to reflect the economic conditions there."
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The Unusually High Put Volume filter features this construction
supplier, as option speculators showed increased skepticism ahead
of its quarterly report. Read the entire commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
Panelists give their views on whether record oil prices and crisis
in the airline industry spell opportunity for investors. Listen to the audio here.
THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, details three ways to profit after an earnings surprise. Listen to his audio here.
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