1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
Corn Products International (CPO), Raytheon (RTN), Gulf Island Fabrication (GIFI) and Cimarex Energy (XEC). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Only 55 companies are confirmed to report this week, including CIEN, NSM, HOV and TOL. Read the Earnings Preview and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: With 324 years of experience between them, PH, NUE and B are proving to be strong global players.
Don't miss this week's Investment Ideas article.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: Gross margins and cash flow are two vital metrics to follow when analyzing early-stage companies.
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Monday - June 2, 2008
1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
Zacks #1 Rank stocks average a 30% 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 - Corn Products International, Inc. (CPO)
Corn Products Int'l (CPO) reported first-quarter results on Apr 22 that easily beat Wall Street estimates by 19.72%. The company also raised its full-year forecast. Read the full analysis on CPO now!
Growth & Income - Raytheon Co. (RTN)
Raytheon's (RTN) ROE of 13% is almost double the industry average. Its dividend yield of 1.8% is also above the industry average. Read the full analysis on RTN now!
Momentum - Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (GIFI)
Gulf Island Fabrication (GIFI) analysts boosted earnings estimates after a solid first quarter, placing this high- growth stock in value territory. Read the full analysis on GIFI now!
Value - Cimarex Energy (XEC)
Cimarex Energy (XEC) has surprised on estimates the last four quarters by an average of 17.89%. Cimarex still trades with a forward P/E of only 10.82. Read the full analysis on XEC 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 PREVIEW for June 2 - June 6 with Charles Rotblut
Only 55 companies are confirmed to report this week, including CIEN, NSM, HOV and TOL. More...
Stocks featured recently include American Axle (AXL), Compuware (CPWR), Sonic Solutions (SNIC) and Shanda Interactive Entertainment (SNDA). To see the latest analyst posts, click here.
BULL OF THE DAY
Humana (HUM) - Positive Trajectory. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Alpharma (ALO) - Near-Term Struggles. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Buy RIG, DO and PDE for Oil Plays
Each year, the world must bring on line the equivalent of another Nigeria plus another Indonesia, just to keep production flat. More...
ZACKS INDUSTRY RANK with Charles Rotblut
Is a Credit Card Crisis Looming?
Rising charge-off and default rates for AXP and DFS are a concern, but data from COF and WMT provide a contradiction. More...
Seismic Shift in Earnings
Energy's share of first quarter earnings grew to 21% from 13.6% last year, while the Financials fell. More...
OTHER ZACKS EQUITY RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Zacks Equity Research Home Page: Go there now.
- All Rating Upgrades . Learn more...
- Zacks Top 10 Stocks for 2008: Up 37.7% last year. Don't
miss the winners for 2008, available now. 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...
Investing in the Tried and True
With 324 years of experience between them, these three companies are proving to be strong global players. Read about PH, NUE and B. 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
Using Common Sense
Kevin Matras explains why monitoring stocks is just as important as picking them. Stocks highlighted include CE, CPWR and GLT. More...
ZACKS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Add a Market Neutral Strategy
This alternative investment strategy often pits one stock against another. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: DISCOUNTED FUNDAMENTAL STRENGTH
This strategy identifies stocks with strong underlying fundamentals and low valuations. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include MFLX, TRH, MUR and PCCC. 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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Aggressive Growth: Importance of Gross Margins and Cash Flow
Momentum: Momentum Trading and Valuations
Growth & Income: How to Determine Return on Equity
Value: When to Utilize a Price-to-Sales Ratio
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THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO)
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, explains that overcoming the fear to take losses will help investors reach their goal of higher profits. Listen to his audio here.
MITCH ON THE MARKETS (AUDIO)
Mitch Zacks, Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management, explains how slightly better-than-expected first-quarter GDP will impact the stock market. Listen to his audio here.
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