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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: USANA Health Sciences, Williams-Sonoma, Silicon Motion Technology and CenturyLink


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Chicago, IL – December 7, 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: USANA Health Sciences (USNA), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ((WSM - Analyst Report)), Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (SIMO) and CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL).

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 – USANA Health Sciences (USNA)
Looking for a good growth story that is trading at a discount? USANA Health Sciences, Inc. could fit the bill. Management and analysts are optimistic and shares are looking like a buy here.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income – Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ((WSM - Analyst Report))
Estimates have been rising for retailer Williams-Sonoma, Inc. after the company delivered better than expected results for the third quarter of 2011. Same-store sales rose 7% in the quarter, driven by a whopping 27% surge in its West Elm division.

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

Momentum – Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (SIMO)
Silicon Motion Technology Corp. has posted huge gains in 2011, up more than 300% after recently crossing the $20 mark. With estimates on the rise and a bullish growth projection, this Zacks #1 Rank stock is a small capper out of technology with plenty of momentum.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
Investors LOVE CenturyLink's  big dividend which is currently yielding 8.1%. But this Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is also a value stock with a forward P/E of just 13.5.

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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