1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS:
Today we highlight four new stocks: Sohu.com (SOHU), Fluor (FLR), Frontline (FRO) and Parker Hannifin (PH). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: While there are individual names that can be bought here, it is too early to get excited about
retailers as a whole. We like GME, CTRN and DECK. Read the
Analyst Interview and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Discover stocks that combine solid earnings with a healthy net profit margin through the Earnings and Margins profit track.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Mitch Zacks believes that the Fed's recent rate cut was the right move. Listen to his audio.
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Friday - May 2, 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 - Sohu.com, Inc. (SOHU)
Sohu.com (SOHU)recently reported an excellent quarter and guided higher. Its sponsorship of the 2008 Olympic Games should boost revenues going forward as well. Read the full analysis on SOHU now!
Growth & Income - Fluor Corporation (FLR)
Fluor (FLR) will report first-quarter results on May 12. In late February, the company posted record results for 2007 and raised its guidance for 2008. Read the full analysis on FLR now!
Momentum - Frontline Ltd. (FRO)
Frontline (FRO)shares have advanced to more than $55 from less than $35 on Jan 22. Much of this strength is due to strong fourth-quarter and full-year results, reported on Feb 14. Read the full analysis on FRO now!
Value - Parker Hannifin Corporation (PH)
Parker Hannifin Corporation (PH) has increased its dividend 52 consecutive years. It beat Wall Street estimates in the last four quarters by an average of 6.73%. Read the full analysis on PH now!
OTHER ZACKS RANK RESOURCES
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
Retail Buys Can Indeed Be Found
While there are individual names that can be bought here, it is too early to get excited about retailers as a whole. We like GME,
CTRN and DECK. More...
Stocks featured recently include Allot Communications (ALLT),
Newmont Mining (NEM), JA Solar Holdings (JASO) and Baker Hughes
(BHI). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
Sciele Pharma (SCRX) - At a Good Price. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
LoopNet, Inc. (LOOP) - Rife with Challenges. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Industrial Gas Inflating; Health Insurer Outlook Weak
Trends are favorable for industrial gas companies APD and PX, while insurers UNH and WLP are giving investors headaches. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Financials Pull Total Earnings Down
Total net income reported so far is down 19.5%, but excluding Financials it is up 8.0%. More...
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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...
PROFIT TRACKS: EARNINGS AND MARGINS
This strategy combines solid earnings with a healthy net profit
margin. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include DCO,
TGI, CTGX and CFSG. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP)
Strong demand from the emerging markets was key to this famous
container company's stellar first-quarter earnings report. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK with Kevin Matras
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...
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". More...
4. ZACKS EXTRA
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MITCH ON THE MARKETS (AUDIO)
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, 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. Listen to the audio here.
For for more Zacks audio, click here.
Momentum: Momentum Trading Overview
Growth & Income: Check a Company's Debt Level
Aggressive Growth: Sustainable Growth Rates
Value: Avoiding Value Traps
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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!
Eversar recently highlighted oil & gas driller Noble Corporation (NE) as a Buy. The player views NE as a good long- term option with growth potential.
The player, who is in the top 9% of users, has been busy in recent days, making Buy calls on Hittite Microwave (HITT), Take-Two (TTWO) and LDK Solar (LDK).
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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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