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  • wareham2620 wareham2620 Jul 24, 2008 5:28 PM Flag

    Zacks' Growth & Income Strategy 7/16/08

    Zacks' Growth & Income Strategy Highlights: Energy Transfer, CapitalSource, Enbridge Energy and Diana Shipping
    3:14p ET July 16, 2008 (Business Wire)
    The Zacks Growth and Income Profit Track strategy looks for stocks with unusually high dividend yields. Although this screen is based on a long-term and lower risk approach to investing, it has a history of outperforming the S&P 500. Four stocks meeting this screen's exclusive criteria are: Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE: ETP), CapitalSource Inc. (NYSE: CSE), Enbridge Energy Partners LP (NYSE: EEP) and Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX). View the entire list of stocks for the Growth and Income Profit Track at

    Here are details about four companies currently identified by the Growth and Income Profit Track:

    Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE: ETP) is a publicly-traded partnership owning and operating a diversified portfolio of energy assets. ETP reported that first-quarter earnings amounted to $1.34, accounting for a 17.54% surprise. ETP sports a dividend yield of 8.46% and a per share price of $41.07. The company also raised guidance for fiscal 2008 by 8%, to $1.35 billion.

    CapitalSource Inc. (NYSE: CSE) is a specialized commercial finance company that enjoys a per share price of $10.03. Moreover, CSE offers a dividend yield of 23.93%, and therefore satisfies the criteria for this profit track. On Jun 30, the company paid out a dividend of 60 cents to shareholders of record on Jun 16. For its second quarter, earnings of 51 cents per share beat analyst expectations of 50 cents.

    Enbridge Energy Partners LP (NYSE: EEP) sports a dividend yield of 8.02% and a Zacks #2 Rank. EEP announced first quarter earnings of 82 cents per share, which were above analysts' expectations. The company is scheduled to announce second-quarter earnings on Jul 28. EEP owns the U.S. portion of the world's longest liquid petroleum pipeline.

    Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) is a global provider of shipping transportation services that meets the requirements for this profit track with a high dividend yield of 11.51% and a per share price of $29.54. On Jun 5, the company paid a dividend of 85 cents for the first quarter ending on Mar 31. DSX also announced year-over-year first quarter earnings of 71 cents per share, compared to 40 cents. Analysts expected earnings of 66 cents.

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