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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Kenexa, Genesis Energy, L.P., Smithfield Foods and TravelCenters of America LLC


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Chicago, IL – November 17, 2011 – Four free stock picks are being made available today on 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: Kenexa Corp. ( KNXA), Genesis Energy, L.P. ( (GEL - Snapshot Report)), Smithfield Foods, Inc. ( SFD) and TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSEAMEX: TA).

Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free.

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 – Kenexa Corp. ( KNXA)
Kenexa Corp. has been busy the past 2 weeks. An earnings surprise, an acquisition, and a major deal with a new customer have led to upward estimate revisions and landed KNXA amongst the Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income – Genesis Energy, L.P. ( (GEL - Snapshot Report))
Investors looking for some solid and stable income amid the market turbulence should consider Genesis Energy, L.P.. The partnership has raised its quarterly distribution 25 times in a row, and it currently yields a juicy 6.4%.

Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) -

Momentum – Smithfield Foods, Inc. ( SFD)
Smithfield Foods, Inc. is up almost 30% in the last 6 weeks, getting a boost from the bullish market and record Q2 results that came in ahead of expectations. With an average earnings surprise of 19% over the last four quarters and solid 9% growth projection, this Zacks #1 Rank stock has an appetite for momentum.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSEAMEX: TA)
TravelCenters of America LLC is expected to see triple digit earnings growth in 2011. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) has been profiting from strong fuel sales. Shares are cheap, with a forward P/E of just 7.6.

Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!) -

How to Regularly Access Top Zacks Rank Picks for Free -

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.

Today, Zacks is promoting its stock recommendations by offering four daily picks free to those who register here:

About Zacks is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978 by Len Zacks. The company continually processes stock reports issued by 3,000 analysts from 150 brokerage firms.  It monitors more than 200,000 earnings estimates, looking for changes.

Then, when changes are discovered, they’re applied to help assign more than 4,400 stocks into five Zacks Rank categories: #1 Strong Buy, #2 Buy, #3 Hold, #4 Sell, and #5 Strong Sell. This proprietary stock-picking system continues to outperform the market by a nearly 3-to-1 margin.  

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Disclaimer: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

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