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For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – November 15, 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: Procera Networks ( PKT), Penske Automotive Group ((PAG - Analyst Report)), Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST) and Macy's Inc. (M).
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 – Procera Networks ( PKT)
Selling on the news doesn't always work. Procera Networks is a prime example of a stock that continues to move higher after an earnings announcement. With a big earnings surprise, a great growth outlook, and rising estimates it isn't hard to see why.
Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309
Growth & Income – Penske Automotive Group ((PAG - Analyst Report))
Estimates have been rising for Penske Automotive Group, Inc. after the company reported record results for its fiscal third quarter on November 2.
Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310
Momentum – Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST)
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. recently moved back within striking distance of its multi-year high after reporting a 41% earnings surprise. With an average earnings surprise of 25% over the last three quarters and estimates on the rise, this Zacks #1 Rank stock is a tasty pick for momentum.
Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311
Value – Macy's Inc. (M)
Macy's Inc. recently reported yet another earnings surprise and raised guidance, but a bigger question still looms: what will happen this holiday season? Investors in retail stocks are very jittery this year. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is trading at just 11.3x forward estimates as uncertainty lingers about the health of the American shopper.
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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