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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Zynga, Philip Morris International, Post Properties and Textainer Group Holdings

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – February 17, 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.

The four highlighted picks are: Zynga ( ZNGA), Philip Morris International Inc. ( (PM - Analyst Report)), Post Properties ( PPS) and Textainer Group Holdings Limited ( TGH).

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 – Zynga ( ZNGA)
Zynga underwhelms with its first earnings report, but sees higher earnings estimates. The stock is a Zacks #2 Rank (Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309

Growth & Income – Philip Morris International Inc. ( (PM - Analyst Report))
Philip Morris International Inc. continues to deliver impressive results. The company recently reported its 5th consecutive positive earnings surprise driven by strong sales growth in the Asia and Europe, Middle East & Africa regions.

Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310

Momentum – Post Properties ( PPS)
The housing numbers yesterday may have looked fairly strong, but the bulk of the growth seemed to come from multi-family/rental unit type housing.  This is no mistake; rent rates in the US are near all-time highs and they have been on the rise for a couple years now after the crash in 2009, as doubtful buyers move into a flexible, easy rent regimen.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):  http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311

Value – Textainer Group Holdings Limited ( TGH)
The party goes on for the container companies. Textainer Group Holdings Limited  recently beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the third quarter in a row and also raised its dividend for the 8th consecutive quarter. This Zacks #2 Rank (Buy) is still cheap, with a forward P/E of just 8.2.

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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