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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: LSB Industries, Cintas, VF Corporation and Valero Energy

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Chicago, IL – September 29, 2011 – 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: LSB Industries Inc ( ), Cintas Corporation ((CTAS - Free Report) ), VF Corporation ( VFC) and Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO).

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 – LSB Industries Inc ( )
LSB Industries Inc is coming off of its best quarter in a long time. Yet shares have been dragged lower with the broad weakness out there.

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Growth & Income – Cintas Corporation ((CTAS - Free Report) )
Cintas Corporation continues to deliver strong results in spite of a sluggish economy. The company recently reported its 6th consecutive positive earnings surprise on double-digit revenue growth.

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Momentum – VF Corporation ( VFC)
VF Corporation has been thriving despite a sluggish economic climate and significant stock market pullback.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value –
Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO)
Looking for a dirt cheap stock? Valero Energy Corporation is trading at just 4.6x forward estimates. But the company is also expected to post triple-digit earnings growth in 2011. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is a double threat of value and growth with a PEG ratio of only 0.5.

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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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