Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Ituran, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P., Parametric Technology and Valmont Industries

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Chicago, IL – February 29, 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: Ituran ( ITRN), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP), Parametric Technology Corporation ( PMTC) and Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI).

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 – Ituran ( ITRN)
Ituran is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) due to its solid history of positive earnings surprises.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP)
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. offers investors solid, stable growth and a juicy 5% dividend yield at a reasonable price.

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Momentum – Parametric Technology Corporation ( PMTC)
Parametric Technology Corporation or “PTC” for short is in the business of helping discrete manufacturers succeed by meeting their globalization, time-to-market, and operational efficiency objectives.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI)
2012 still looks hot for growth in global infrastructure. Valmont Industries, Inc. recently reported a record 2011 as irrigation, utilities and coatings remained strong. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is also a value stock with a forward P/E of 14.7.

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:

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