1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks: Acuity Brands (AYI), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Walter Industries
(WLT) and Worthington Industries (WOR). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: APA, EOG and PBR may have all found big, new reserves. Read the Industry Rank and get our Bull and
Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Genco Shipping & Trading (GNK) is cashing in on the commodities boom as it locks in worldwide shipping contracts.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Mitch Zacks continues to expect the S&P 500 to end 2008 with a gain of roughly 4% to 6% over 2007, and offers his take on the airline sector.
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Thursday - April 17, 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 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI)
Acuity Brands (AYI) has posted an average surprise of 7.7% over the past four quarters. Strong margins, new products, and pricing power have all helped earnings. Read the full analysis on AYI now!
Growth & Income - Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ)
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is scheduled to report fiscal second-quarter results on May 15. HPQ sports a dividend yield of 0.7% in an industry that is not big on paying dividends. Read the full analysis on HPQ now!
Momentum - Walter Industries Inc. (WLT)
Walter Industries (WLT) shares have been surging forward on the company's ability to increase its metallurgical coal production capacities. Read the full analysis on WLT now!
Value - Worthington Industries (WOR)
Worthington Industries (WOR) has beaten Wall Street estimates in two out of the prior four quarters with an average of 7.56%. Worthington has a P/E of 13.73. Read the full analysis on WOR 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
Profiting from the New Oil and Gas Discoveries
APA, EOG and PBR may have all found big, new reserves. Find out what other companies stand to gain from the discoveries. More...
Stocks featured recently include King Pharmaceuticals (KG), NVIDIA (NVDA), Marathon Oil (MRO) and Myriad Genetics (MYGN). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Pozen, Inc. (POZN) - FDA Approval. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
CSX Corporation (CSX) - Overvalued. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Pre-Earnings Season: Whither Big Pharma?
First-quarter results in the pharma/biotech area kicked off last week with DNA, which beat expectations on the bottom line. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS w/ 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...
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...
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...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. (GNK)
This company is cashing in on the commodities boom as it locks in worldwide shipping contracts. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: EARNINGS AND MARGINS
Find stocks trading in the upper ranges of their 52-week highs through this screening method. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include FREE, HA, TGH and NGS. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
Cash is King - and so is low debt, etc.
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...
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
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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: Reinvesting Your Dividends
Momentum: Support and Resistance
Value: Discount Rate Calculation
Aggressive Growth: Companies "Buyback" Their Own Stock
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BEST OF PEOPLE AND PICKS
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Already, top people are demonstrating their stock-picking skill every day. Visit PeopleandPicks.com today!
JoeJustJoe is shorting agricultural stocks like LNN. "You CAN'T get enough ag plays short at this point with a 3 month to 3 year time horizon. "
He likes the long term prospects for Moneygram International
(MGI) though, which he rates a BUY at $1.50.
JoeJustJoe has an accuracy rating that belies his humble handle. He's been right nearly 65% of the time Click here to see all his picks.
The Unusually High Put Volume filter features this construction supplier, as option speculators showed increased skepticism ahead of its quarterly report.Read the commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
Panelists in this week's Roundtable Review discuss the latest jobs report and the possibility of another rate cut.Listen to the audio here.
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