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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Nordson, Polaris Industries, Coinstar and Worthington Industries

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Chicago, IL – April 27, 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: Nordson Corporation ( NDSN), Polaris Industries Inc. ( (PII - Free Report) ), Coinstar Inc. ( CSTR) and Worthington Industries, Inc. ( WOR).

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 – Nordson Corporation ( NDSN)
Nordson Corporation sees higher estimates following several beats making the stock a Zacks #2 Rank (Buy).

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Growth & Income – Polaris Industries Inc. ( (PII - Free Report) )
Polaris Industries Inc. recently delivered its 20th consecutive positive earnings surprise. And management once again raised its sales and EPS guidance going forward.

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Momentum – Coinstar Inc. ( CSTR)
Coinstar operates more than 35,500 Redbox DVD rental kiosks and 20,250 Coinstar coin-counting brands all across the country.  Part of their strategy and success is their strategic placement of their kiosks (DVD and coins) as well as their partnerships with other major companies like StarBucks, Lowes, CVS, Maggianos and more.  These partnerships not only allow Coinstar users to get the entire value of their change towards a gift card, but the subsidies and mutual relationships with other vendors add to Coinstar’s revenue and visibility.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – Worthington Industries, Inc. ( WOR)
Worthington Industries, Inc. is seeing an overall improvement in the U.S. economy. This steel processor recently surprised on the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 11.8%. This Zacks #2 Rank (Buy) has plenty of value, with a forward P/E of 12.

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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