Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Medidata Solutions, Deere & Company, eBay and BHP Billiton Limited


For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – July 19, 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: Medidata Solutions (MDSO), Deere & Company (DE), eBay, Inc. (EBAY) and BHP Billiton Limited (BHP).

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 – Medidata Solutions (MDSO)

Medidata Solutions analysts moved their forecasts higher after the last quarterly report, pushing shares to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

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Growth & Income – Deere & Company (DE)
While the farm equipment critic for The Springfield Shopper may be growing tired of Deere & Company's  famous green machines, the rest of the world can't seem to get enough of them.

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Momentum – eBay, Inc. (EBAY)

eBay, Inc. recently jumped back within striking distance of its multi-year high on word the Fed was lifting restrictions on debt cars. But the bigger picture looks good too, with the next-year estimate projecting 17% growth for this Zacks #1 rank stock.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

BHP Billiton Limited  (BHP)

Looking for a commodities play that gets you into the metals, energy and the fertilizers? BHP Billiton Limited is it. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is expected to see double digit earnings growth in both fiscal 2011 and 2012. Yet, shares are still cheap with a forward P/E of only 9.9.

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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