1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
SunPower (SPWR), L-3 Communications (LLL), Nucor (NUE) and
Gardner Denver (GDI). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Investors looking for income can
find some good bargains in REITs right now. We like Public
Storage (PSA). Read the Analyst Interview article and get our
Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Kevin Matras goes over the importance of
screening and backtesting. Stocks highlighted include AYI, CE and
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Gross margins and cash flow are two vital
metrics for investors when analyzing early-stage companies.
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Wednesday - April 30, 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 - SunPower Corporation (SPWR)
SunPower (SPWR) is almost at $90, up from the upper $50's in
March. The company posted a 4.8% surprise in its recent quarter.
Earnings estimates for this year have increased. Read the full analysis on SPWR now!
Growth & Income - L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL)
L-3 Communications (LLL) is trading very close to its 52-week
high after its first-quarter results last week. EPS topped the
consensus by 2% and net sales increased 6%. Read the full analysis on LLL now!
Momentum - Nucor Corp. (NUE)
Nucor (NUE) shares have been on quite a run for the last three
months. The company reported solid first quarter results on Apr
17, and has acquired two scrap metal processors this year. Read the full analysis on NUE now!
Value - Gardner Denver (GDI)
Gardner Denver (GDI) saw orders increase 19% in the first quarter
compared to 2007. GDI surprised on estimates in three out of the
last four quarters by an average of 13.12%. Read the full analysis on GDI 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
Some Bargains May Be Found in REITs
Investors looking for income can find some good bargains right
now. We like Public Storage (PSA). Get their latest posts.
Stocks featured recently include Pixelworks (PXLW), Marsh &
McLennan (MMC), Aladdin Knowledge Systems (ALDN) and Trident
Microsystems (TRID). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) - Impressive Growth. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Liberty Property Trust (LRY) - Slowdown Unhelpful. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Halfway Done and It's a Tale of Two Markets
It was the best of times (for Energy) and it was the worst of
times (for Financials). More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of Apr 28 - May 2
The last week of April features a two-day Fed meeting. It also
includes earnings from Dow components CVX, XOM, GM, PG and VZ. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Bank Earnings Worse Than Sentiment Suggests
The recent market rally overshadowed the fact that earnings for
BAC, C, JPM, WM and WM, among others, were terrible. More...
OTHER ZACKS EQUITY RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Zacks Equity Research Home Page: Go there now.
- All Rating Upgrades . Learn more...
- Extremely Undervalued Stocks: These six companies have rock-
solid fundamentals that can thrive in volatile markets. Learn more...
- Zacks Elite narrows down Zacks Equity Research
recommendations into three focused portfolios. 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
Improving the Odds
Kevin Matras goes over the importance of screening and
backtesting. Stocks highlighted include AYI, CE and HBI. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Prepare for Roth Opportunity in 2010
The Roth IRA will soon be available to high net worth and high income earners. More...
BETAfy Your Portfolio
With the market stabilizing, more beta will juice your returns.
Read about EBAY, CRYP and SCHN. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
EOG Resources (EOG)
This company is riding soaring natural gas and crude prices to
big gains as it beat Wall Street estimates in three quarters of
2007 by an average of 9.86%. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: DISCOUNTED FUNDAMENTAL STRENGTH
This strategy identifies stocks with strong underlying
fundamentals and low valuations. Four stocks that pass this
screen's test include ASTE, CI, STRL and SYKE. More...
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4. ZACKS EXTRA
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Aggressive Growth: Importance of Gross Margins and Cash Flow
Growth & Income: Understanding Dividend Dates
Momentum: Screening for Momentum
Value: Assessing Value for Cyclical Stocks
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Previously, this player, whose score is in the top 10% of users,
offered a Buy call on containers company Owens-Illinois
(OI) after it was mentioned in Steve Reitmeister's "The Way I See
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Click here to see all of his stock ratings.
Citrix Systems (CTXS)
The Most Active Options filter highlights this software firm.
Find out why investors should keep their eyes on the 26-to-30 range. Read the entire commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
Panelists discuss how the stimulus checks will impact the economy, and offer their opinions on a housing recovery. Listen to the audio here.
THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, explains how to
judge the quality of earnings reports, and outlines some games
that companies play, using GOOG, INTC, MON and RIMM as examples. Listen to his audio here.
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