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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: HiSoft Technology, Gap, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A.


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Chicago, IL – March 13, 2012 – 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: HiSoft Technology (HSFT), Gap Inc.  ((GPS - Analyst Report)), Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (DTG) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (BLX).

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 – HiSoft Technology (HSFT)
HiSoft Technology is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) and following two consecutive earnings beat and higher earnings estimates.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income – Gap Inc.  ((GPS - Analyst Report))
Estimates have been rising for Gap Inc. after the company delivered its 5th consecutive positive earnings surprise.

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

Momentum – Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (DTG)
It was less than two months ago when DTG hit the Momentum list as Rank Buy.  At the time, the stock was trading at $71 a share.  Shares have since rallied 13% to a new 52 week high of over $80 and continue to build on the tremendous momentum we have seen since October 2011.

 Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (BLX)
Outside of the United States and Europe, there are plenty of intriguing value bank stocks. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. is one of those, as it doubled its net income in 2011. But because of continued global banking fears, this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) trades with a low forward P/E of just 8.9.

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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