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For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – October 25, 2011 – Four free stock picks are being made available today on Zacks.com. The industry’s leading independent research firm highlights one Zacks #1 Rank Strong Buy or a Zacks #2 Rank Buy stock for each of the four main styles of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income, Momentum, and Value.
The four highlighted picks are Exponent, Inc ((EXPO - Snapshot Report)), Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO - Analyst Report), Tempur Pedic International, Inc. ((TPX - Snapshot Report)) and Georgia Gulf Corporation ().
Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free. http://at.zacks.com/?id=88
From 1988 through the present – a period that included serious corrections and recessions – the Zacks #1 Rank Stocks have nearly tripled the market with a fully documented average gain of +28% per year.
Here is a summary of today's selected stocks that are now highly rated by Zacks:
Aggressive Growth – Exponent, Inc ((EXPO - Snapshot Report))
Exponent, Inc is coming off of yet another earning surprise. The company also raised its guidance, which drove analysts to do the same.
Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309
Growth & Income – Family Dollar Stores, Inc. ((FDO - Analyst Report))
Estimates have been rising for Family Dollar Stores, Inc after the company reported better than expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter. Same-store sales rose a solid 5.6% while EPS jumped 18% year-over-year.
Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310
Momentum – Tempur Pedic International, Inc. ((TPX - Snapshot Report))
Tempur Pedic International, Inc. has rallied in a big way in October, gaining more than 50% after jumping from $46 to $70. The company's recent earnings surprise and a bullish growth projection should continue to provide momentum for this Zacks #1 Rank stock.
Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311
Value – Georgia Gulf Corporation ()
Specialty chemicals are still in demand. Georgia Gulf Corporation is expected to see double digit earnings growth in both 2011 and 2012. Yet this Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is still cheap, with a forward P/E of 8.2.
Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4312
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Underlying the four free stock picks is a simple truth that first appeared in a Financial Analysts Journal article published in 1979. Leonard Zacks, a Ph.D. from M.I.T. found that "earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force impacting stock prices." Zacks #1 Rank is awarded to a stock when analysts sharply upgrade their estimates of what the company will earn.
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