1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS:
Today we highlight four new stocks: Acuity Brands (AYI), Williams Companies (WMB), Stone Energy SGY) and Chevron (CVX). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: A lot of airlines aren't in the U.S., and many of them are doing
quite well. Read about HXL, DAL, NWA, UAUA and LCC in the Analyst Interview, and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Learn how to use the PEG Ratio to find attractively-priced stocks poised for price appreciation. Read about PXP, GNK, BRP and WLL.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Trend lines are one of the most basic and useful tools for illustrating trends, momentum and potential reversals. Learn more and get our free investing guides.
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Friday - May 16, 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)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 - Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB)
Williams Companies (WMB) continues to trade near a 52-week high. Six out of nine covering analysts lifted full-year 2008 expectations to $2.03 per share from last month's $1.90. Read the full analysis on WMB now!
Momentum - Stone Energy Corp. (SGY)
Stone Energy (SGY)just reported excellent first-quarter results. Analyst estimates continue to rise, with the current- year estimate getting a nice bump in just the last seven days. Read the full analysis on SGY now!
Value - Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Chevron (CVX) has surprised on estimates in three out of the last four quarters with an average of 2.36%. Chevron's forward P/E is 9.28. Read the full analysis on CVX 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 Opportunities in Aerospace/Defense
Keep in mind that a lot of airlines aren't in the U.S., and many of them are doing quite well - in
the Middle East, India, China and even Russia. We discuss HXL, DAL, NWA, UAUA and LCC. More...
Stocks featured recently include Embraer Air (ERJ), Electronic Data Systems (EDS), King
Pharmaceuticals (KG) and Digital River (DRIV). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
China Fire & Safety Group (CFSG) - Well-Leveraged. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
National City (NCC) - Rough Neighborhood. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Rally Gives Coal Companies Pricing Power
Multiple coal companies, including ACI, MEE and BTU, are benefiting from coal's 80% rise this
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
Into the Home Stretch
If it were not for the Financials, it would have been a good earnings quarter. 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...
PROFIT TRACKS: PEG RATIO
If you like to use a company's PE ratio to determine its value, you'll love using the PEG ratio. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include PXP, GNK, BRP and WLL. More...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Encore Acquisition Company (EAC)
This oil and gas exploration company's stock is hitting new highs as crude and natural gas prices. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK with Kevin Matras
Identifying the Kevin Matras shows how to pick the best industries with the Zacks Rank and offers a unique tie-breaker. Stocks highlighted include BG, CF and CMI. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Time to Rethink Asset Allocation Based on MPT?
Investors must be open to adjust for changing correlations between markets. More...
Metal and mining stocks have been digging up great returns.
Read about AKS, NUE, TCK and SCHN. More...
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4. ZACKS EXTRA
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Momentum: The Trend is Your Friend
Growth & Income: The Power of Dividend Yields
Aggressive Growth: Importance of Gross Margins and Cash Flow
Value: Understanding Growth vs. Value
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THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
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