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For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – December 28, 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: PC Connection ( PCCC), MTS Systems Corporation ( (MTSC - Snapshot Report)), Churchill Downs, Inc. ( CHDN) and Parker Drilling Company (PKD).
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 – PC Connection ( PCCC)
PC Connection beats earnings for the seventh straight quarter, analysts move estimates higher and the stock is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).
Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309
Growth & Income – MTS Systems Corporation ( (MTSC - Snapshot Report))
MTS Systems Corporation recently delivered a big 42% positive earnings surprise for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter and also posted a record backlog of orders. As a result, consensus estimates soared for 2012, sending the stock to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).
Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310
Momentum – Churchill Downs, Inc. ( CHDN)
Churchill Downs, Inc. is charging like Secretariat, recently hitting a new multi-year high after jumping more than 38% since October. With another good quarter in hand and a bullish growth projection, this Zacks #1 Rank stock is burning up the track.
Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311
Value – Parker Drilling Company (PKD)
It's not too late to find value in the energy services sector. Parker Drilling Company continues to be a value stock even as shares hit new multi-year highs. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is now trading with a forward P/E of 14.2, up from 11.9 in mid-November.
Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4312
How to Regularly Access Top Zacks Rank Picks for Free - http://at.zacks.com/?id=7154
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: http://at.zacks.com/?id=7155
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