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My Free Gift to You: Zacks' 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days

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I am delighted to give you seven stocks hand-picked by our experts from today's 220 Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buys. Since 1988, this list has nearly tripled the market with an independently verified average gain of +26% per year.

Our 7 Best report reveals the companies expected to jump in price the soonest.

Thoratec Corp: (THOR)

(Market Close from NSDQ) As of Dec 18, 2014 04:00 PM ET

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$32.61 USD

32.61
997,080

+1.06 (3.36%)

Volume: 997,080

Zacks Rank : 3-Hold [?]     3    

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Quote Overview

Stock Activity

Open 32.04
Day Low 31.36
Day High 32.64
52 Wk Low 22.50
52 Wk High 38.69
Avg. Volume 613,656
Market Cap 1.74 B
Dividend 0.00 ( 0.00%)
Beta 0.71

Key Earnings Data

Forward PE 40.06
PEG Ratio 3.56
Current Qtr Est 0.11
Current Yr Est 0.79
Most Accurate Est 0.11
Qtr Earnings ESP[?] 0.00%
Exp Earnings Date 2/3/15
Prior Year EPS 1.00
Exp EPS Growth 11.27%
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Zacks Rank [?] Rank Change Trend Hold 3
Zacks Industry Rank 106 / 265 (Top 40%)
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This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
THORATEC CORP THOR
INOGEN INC INGN
SYNERGETICS USA SURG
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ENTEROMEDICS IN ETRM
FLUIDIGM CORP FLDM
GLOBUS MEDICAL GMED
IDEXX LABS INC IDXX
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