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Chicago, IL – February 14, 2012 – 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.
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:
Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309
Growth & Income – CA Inc. ((CA - Analyst Report))
CA Inc. recently delivered a triple play for the third quarter of its fiscal 2012: a positive earnings surprise, a positive sales surprise, and increased guidance from management. It was also the company's 7th consecutive positive earnings surprise.
Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310
Momentum – Landstar System Inc (LSTR)
We all know UPS loves logistics. Like UPS, Landstar is a supply chain, logistics and transportation expert for all sorts of commercial needs. In contrast to UPS, Landstar integrates a vast network of third party freight movers and systems to get parcels from point A to point B quicker, smarter and hopefully cheaper than their competitors.
Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311
Value – Gardner Denver, Inc. (GDI)
After 153 years in business, Gardner Denver, Inc. had a record year in 2011, boosted by strong business in the energy sector. Can it do it again in 2012? Despite the record year, this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) also still has attractive valuations, with a forward P/E of 11.8.
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
Zacks.com 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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