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Steve Reitmeister

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Dear Zacks.com Visitor,

A company may look good fundamentally, but something is amiss when it is dubbed a Zacks Rank #5 Strong Sell. Overall, stocks with that mathematical rating perform 4 times worse than the market.

That is why I want to give you a free welcome gift from Zacks.com: 220 Stocks to Sell Today.

Make sure none of the stocks you are holding or considering are on that Red Flag list.

Transalta Corp: (BATS: TAC)

(U.S: BATS) As of Jul 30, 2014 01:49 PM ET

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$11.47 USD

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-0.21 (-1.80%)

Volume: 88,695

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 11.60
Day Low 11.45
Day High 11.63
52 Wk Low 11.20
52 Wk High 14.12
Avg. Volume 70,030
Market Cap 3.18 B
Dividend 0.66 ( 5.62%)
Beta 0.49

Key Earnings Data

Forward PE 31.57
PEG Ratio NA
Current Qtr Est NA
Current Yr Est 0.37
Most Accurate Est NA
Qtr Earnings ESP[?] 0.00%
Exp Earnings Date *BMO7/30/14
Prior Year EPS 0.32
Exp EPS Growth NA
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Zacks Rank [?] Hold 3
Zacks Industry Rank 157 / 265 (Bottom 41%)
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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
TRANSALTA CORP TAC
WESTAR ENERGY WR
WISC ENERGY CP WEC
AMEREN CORP AEE
BROOKFIELD INFR BIP
CEMIG SA -ADR CIG
CENTERPOINT EGY CNP
CMS ENERGY CMS
CONSOL EDISON ED
EDISON INTL EIX

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