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The S&P 500 essentially has been flat year-to-date. But that doesn't mean there haven't been winners and losers within the market.

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Zacks Releases Their 7 Best Stocks for August, 2014

These 7 were hand-picked from the list of 220 Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buys with earnings estimate revisions that are sweeping upward. Their stock prices are expected to rise sooner than the others.

Today, this Special Report is available to new Zacks.com visitors free of charge.

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