1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks: Acuity Brands (AYI), Flowserve (FLS), Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) and
Encore Acquisition (EAC). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Financials have lost their market cap crown to Tech, and their earnings crown to Energy. Read the
Earnings Trends and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Market correlations change over time, so investors need to adjust their portfolio allocations accordingly.
Don't miss this week's Financial Matters article.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: In this week's Roundtable Review, panelists discuss whether or not the term "recession" needs to be redefined.
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Tuesday - May 13, 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 - Acuity Brands (AYI)
Acuity Brands (AYI)forged a relationship with Dallas-based Lighting Science Group Corp. to develop and sell multiple light emitting diode (LED) lighting products. Read the full analysis on AYI now!
Growth & Income - Flowserve Corp. (FLS)
Flowserve Corp. (FLS) saw record results in earnings per share, sales and bookings. Sales were up 24% compared to the first quarter 2007, led by strength in all core markets. Read the full analysis on FLS now!
Momentum - Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN)
Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) shares gained 17% since last featured on Apr 10. Estimates continue to rise, with the current-year estimate gaining 20 cents in the last seven days. Read the full analysis on SCHN now!
Value - Encore Acquisition (EAC)
Encore Acquisition (EAC) reported first-quarter earnings on May 7 that once again blew by Wall Street estimates. The company continues to be bullish about the rest of 2008. Read the full analysis on EAC 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.
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Financials have lost their market cap crown to Tech, and their earnings crown to Energy. More...
Stocks featured recently include HealthSouth (HLS), VeriSign (VRSN), Metabolix (MBLX) and Cabot Oil & Gas (COG). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
HCP, Inc. (HCP) - Attractive Valuation. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
TIM Participacoes (TSU) - Tough Competition. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Pick Up XOM, COP and CVX on Pullbacks
It is the absence of a comfortable cushion in the shape of a large enough excess oil production capacity that magnifies the impact of
real or perceived threats to supplies. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of May 12 - May 16
Retailers take center stage this week with WMT and KSS among those reporting, while other notable earnings reports will include AMAT, DE and HPQ. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
A Good Week for Entertainment Stocks
Marvel (MVL) raised guidance, Take-Two (TTWO) enjoyed a record launch and Disney (DIS) easily surpassed expectations - all in the span of just a few days. 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...
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...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Time to Rethink Asset Allocation Based on MPT?
Investors must be open to adjust for changing correlations between markets. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: RETURN ON EQUITY (ROE)
This strategy helps investors pinpoint stocks that are creating assets for shareholders. Four stocks meeting this screen's exclusive criteria include BG, CPO, ADPI and TTMI. More...
Metal and mining stocks have been digging up great returns.
Read about AKS, NUE, TCK and SCHN. More...
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...
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4. ZACKS EXTRA
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ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
In this week's Roundtable Review, panelists discuss whether or not the term "recession" needs to be redefined. Listen to his audio here.
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JoeCole has made a number of Buy calls so far in May, including Hittite Microwave (HITT), Strayer Education (STRA) and Chattem (CHTT), among others.
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Value: Understanding Price/Earnings-to-Growth (PEG)
Aggressive Growth: Don't Get Buried with Debt Levels
Growth & Income: Figuring the Return on Assets
Momentum: Momentum Trading and Valuations
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THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, details five key ingredients for picking great stocks, using CE and CF as examples. Listen to his audio here.
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