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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Intuitive Surgical, Pool, Old National Bank and PACCAR

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Chicago, IL – April 11, 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: Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), Pool Corporation ((POOL - Free Report) ), Old National Bank (ONB) and PACCAR (PCAR).

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 – Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)
Intuitive Surgical is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) after posting eleven straight positive earnings surprises and receiving higher estimates for 2012 and 2013.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income – Pool Corporation ((POOL - Free Report) )
Pool Corporation is on a roll, having delivered 4 consecutive positive earnings surprises.

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

Momentum – Old National Bank (ONB)
Old National Bank is one of those companies that you probably never heard of and if it weren’t for TARP and the warrants that were issued in conjunction with TARP, I would have most likely overlooked it as well.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Double digit earnings growth is still on the agenda for PACCAR in 2012. The truck manufacturer will soon report first quarter results. Will it surpass last quarter's record revenue? This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) still has value with a forward P/E of 13.4.

Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!) -

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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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