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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: bebe stores, IDEX, Align Technologies and Cytec Industries

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Chicago, IL – May 2, 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: bebe stores ( BEBE), IDEX Corporation ( (IEX - Free Report) ), Align Technologies Inc ( ALGN) and Cytec Industries Inc. ( CYT).

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 – bebe stores ( BEBE)
bebe stores is about to report earnings and could be a short squeeze candidate. The stock has beaten earnings for three straight quarters which has helped make it a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

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Growth & Income – IDEX Corporation ( (IEX - Free Report) )
IDEX Corporation recently delivered a strong earnings and sales beat for the first quarter, and management raised its guidance for the remainder of 2012.

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Momentum – Align Technologies Inc ( ALGN)
Align technologies has been on the momentum radar since they reported Q4 2011 earnings of 28 cents, topping the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 22 cents.  Q4 2011 EPS results represented a 100% increase over the same period in 2010.  For the year, Align’s earnings of 97 cents, surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 90 cents as well as the year-ago adjusted EPS of 80 cents.

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Value – Cytec Industries Inc. ( CYT)
There was plenty of momentum for the specialty chemical companies in the first quarter. Cytec Industries Inc. recently reported its sixth earnings surprise in a row. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) continues to be a value stock, with a forward P/E of 13.6.

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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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