1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks: Devry (DV), CA (CA), Fording Canadian Coal Trust (FDG) and Whiting Petroleum (WLL). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Marvel (MVL) raised guidance, Take-Two (TTWO) enjoyed a record launch and Disney (DIS) easily surpassed expectations - all in the span of a few days. Read the Industry Rank and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Red hot commodities propelled Kirby Corporation (KEX) to a second straight record quarter.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, shares details on key resources that Zacks.com offers investors. Don't miss his audio.
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Thursday - May 8, 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 - Devry Inc. (DV)
Devry's (DV) acquisitive strategy has paid off and earnings are robust. It even announced a dividend in late-2006. Read the full analysis on DV now!
Growth & Income - CA, Inc. (CA)
CA (CA) is scheduled to release fiscal fourth-quarter results on May 22. Its ROE of 17% exceeds the industry average and its dividend yield of 0.7% is competitive in its industry. Read the full analysis on CA now!
Momentum - Fording Canadian Coal Trust (FDG)
Fording Canadian Coal Trust (FDG) provided a very bullish forecast for the rest of the year. Current-year earnings estimates have almost doubled in just the last 30 days. Read the full analysis on FDG now!
Value - Whiting Petroleum (WLL)
Whiting Petroleum (WLL) reported a record first quarter. The company has surprised on earnings in the last four quarters by an average of 21.69%. WLL's 2008 P/E is 14.73. Read the full analysis on WLL 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
A Good Week for Entertainment Stocks
MVL raised guidance, TTWO enjoyed a record launch and DIS easily
surpassed expectations - all in the span of just a few
Stocks featured recently include Barrick Gold (ABX), Qualcomm
(QCOM), CNET Networks (CNET) and VeriFone Holdings (PAY). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Onyx Pharma (ONXX) - Blockbuster in the Midst?. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Salix Pharma (SLXP) - Generics Taking Share. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Indian Outsourcing Reliant on U.S. Business
All the India-based BPO companies have significant exposure to the U.S. market and are dependent on U.S. demand for IT
outsourcing. We look at INFY, WIT, SAY, CTSH and PTI. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS w/ Dirk Van Dijk
Aside from Financials, Earnings are Strong
Median EPS growth is strong, but financials are a significant drag on net income. More...
The Week of May 5 - May 9
AIG, CSCO and DIS headline another busy week for earnings that also includes energy companies DVN, FST and XEC. More...
OTHER ZACKS EQUITY RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Zacks Equity Research Home Page: Go there now.
- All Rating Upgrades . Learn more...
- Zacks Elite narrows down Zacks Equity Research
recommendations into three focused portfolios. Learn more...
- Zacks Top 10 Stocks for 2008: Up 37.7% last year. Don't
miss the winners for 2008, available now. 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
Kirby Corporation (KEX)
Red hot commodities propelled this inland shipping company to a second straight record quarter. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
A Powerful Combination for Big Returns
Kevin Matras looks at the powerful combination of sales growth and increasing profit margins. Stocks highlighted include CSGP, MIND and SNDA: More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Stretching the Tax Deferred or Tax Free Growth of an IRA
Imagine being able to provide a stream of lifetime distributions to your loved ones tax free. More...
Is Water the Most Vital Resource for Your Portfolio?
Companies that create innovative technologies to address water transportation and infrastructure concerns are coming up winners. Read about LNN, NWPX and BMI. More...
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4. ZACKS EXTRA
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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 the audio here.
For more Zacks audio, click here.
Growth & Income: The Risk of High Dividend Yields
Momentum: Momentum Trading Overview
Value: The Parable of "Mr. Market"
Aggressive Growth: Dividing Stock Shares into "Splits"
Education Home: Click here.
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On May 3, Zacks Challenge champion MackTheKnife made a couple
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MackTheKnife explained that, beginning on May 1, he evaluated the
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"At that time, the scores for XLE and XLB were almost indistinguishable, so I observed their performance on May 2," he said. "Because I liked what I saw, I added them to the PeopleAndPicks.com portfolio the next trading day.
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MKS Instruments (MKSI)
The Zacks Put/Call Ratio greater than 1.0 filter shows that this
semiconductor firm could be a contrarian bullish pick.Read the commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
Panelists update their forecasts for the stock market over the
near and long terms.Listen to the audio here.
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