Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: EZCORP, Accenture plc, Coach and Bunge Limited


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Chicago, IL – July 1, 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: EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW), Accenture plc (ACN), Coach, Inc. (COH) and Bunge Limited (BG).

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 – EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW)
Don't count out the pawn shops even as the recovery picks up steam. EZCORP, Inc. is expected to see double digit earnings growth in both fiscal 2011 and 2012. This Zacks #2 Rank (buy) stock is hot, with shares hitting new 52-week highs nearly daily.

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Growth & Income – Accenture plc (ACN)
Accenture plc reported its 5th consecutive positive earnings surprise on June 23. Revenue jumped 21% year-over-year and EPS came in at a record 93 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 89 cents.

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

Momentum – Coach, Inc. (COH)
Coach, Inc.
continues to trade strong in the recently volatile market, hitting a fresh 52-week high on the heels of another earnings surprise from late April. With estimates on the rise and a bullish growth projection, this Zacks #2 rank stock has momentum in the bag.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value –
Bunge Limited (BG)
Bunge Limited
sold off in June, making this agribusiness company even cheaper as estimates continue to rise. This Zacks #2 Rank (buy) is trading at just 10.9x forward estimates.

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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