1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:Sohu.com (SOHU), AU Optronics (AUO), Potash (POT) and Paragon
Shipping (PRGN). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: With earnings season almost over, Energy is doing well while Financials are lagging. Read the
Earnings Trends and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: The Low Price profit track finds stocks at discount valuations with positive trends in earnings estimates.
Read about PACR, AMKR, RSCR and ADPI.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: If you were given $1 million in fresh cash, what would you do with it? Panelists tackle that question in this week's Roundtable Review.
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Tuesday - May 20, 2008
Yesterday's Roundtable Review covered the topic of what we would do if somebody gifted us $1 million. You can find out how Kevin Matras, Stephen Reitmeister and I would put that money to work.
You can listen to all of the audio commentary on Zacks.com, free of
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Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor,
Profit From the Pros
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 (SOHU)
Sohu.com (SOHU)leapt after its competitor Sina.com said its first-quarter revenue soared 39% over last year. This news gave confidence that SOHU was also doing very well. Read the full analysis on SOHU now!
Growth & Income - AU Optronics Corp. (AUO)
AU Optronics (AUO) recently saw its share price spike on a stellar
first quarter. Wall Street is bullish on earnings estimates. Read the full analysis on AUO now!
Momentum - Potash Corp. (POT)
Potash (POT) looks very well positioned for a breakout, beyond a
key level of resistance just above $203. Analysts continue to
upgrade their earnings projections. Read the full analysis on POT now!
Value - Paragon Shipping Inc. (PRGN)
Paragon (PRGN) reported first quarter earnings that beat Wall
Street estimates by 43.90%. PRGN's 2008 P/E is 10.34. The company
has beaten estimates the last four quarters by 28.85%. Read the full analysis on PRGN 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.
EARNINGS TRENDS with Dirk Van Dijk
With earnings season almost over, Energy is doing well while Financials are lagging. More...
Stocks featured recently include Foster Wheeler (FWLT), Shanda Interactive (SNDA), Celgene (CELG) and Skyworks Solutions (SWKS). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
Ctrip.com (CTRP) - Playing Chinese Strength. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Sony Corp. (SNE) - Bested by Competition. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Mortgage & Housing Still a Financial Albatross
CFC, NCC and CMA have all disappointed in recent quarterly earnings results. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW with Charles Rotblut
The Week of May 19 - May 23
Dow components HD and HPQ help to bring an end to first- quarter
earnings this week. Also reporting will be GPS, LTD, LOW and TGT. More...
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 year. 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...
PROFIT TRACKS: LOW PRICE STOCKS
This strategy finds stocks at discount valuations with a positive
trend in earnings estimates. Four stocks that pass this screen's
test include PACR, AMKR, RSCR and ADPI. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Time to Rethink Asset Allocation Based on MPT?
Investors must be open to adjust for changing correlations between markets. More...
High Quality Fundamentals at Bargain Basement Prices
You can't always judge a stock by its price. Discover a few
low-priced stocks that offer solid fundamentals. Read about DWRI,
NANO and LAB. 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 soar. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
Identifying the Average Zacks Rank for an Industry
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...
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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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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BEST OF PEOPLE AND PICKS
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Already, top people are demonstrating their stock-picking skill every day.
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On May 15, MackTheKnife initiated a Buy call on the Energy Select
Sector SPDR (XLE), which was the No. 4 pick using his MTK Super
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Another recent Buy call was the iPath Dow Jones-AIG Agriculture
Total Return Sub-Index Exchange-Traded Notes (JJA). "In the middle
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is based on the prices of coffee, corn, cotton, soybeans, soybean
oil, sugar and wheat."
MackTheKnife was champion of the Zacks Challenge. Click here to see all of his picks.
Value: "Dogs of the Dow"
Aggressive Growth: Strong Growth Rates and Upward Stock Prices
Growth & Income: The Risk of a Dividend Cut
Momentum: Momentum Trading Overview
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THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, counts down the six most common investor mistakes. Listen to his audio here.
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The Unusually High Call Volume filter highlights this retailer, and suggests that there could be bearish implications from a contrarian perspective. Listen to his audio here.
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