Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Texas Capital Bancshares, Bob Evans Farms, Cintas and Asbury Automotive Group


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Chicago, IL – February 21, 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: Texas Capital Bancshares (TCBI), Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE), Cintas Corporation (CTAS) and Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG).

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 – Texas Capital Bancshares (TCBI)
Texas Capital Bancshares has put some big losses behind it and is poised for growth. The stock is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

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Growth & Income – Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE)
Estimates have been rising for Bob Evans Farms, Inc. after the company delivered better-than-expected results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2012 on February 14.

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Momentum – Cintas Corporation (CTAS)
Cintas does more than just rental work uniforms.  Over the years, they have evolved into many diverse segments from document management to fire protection.  Even with this variety, just about all of their businesses are dependent on a strong consumer and healthy economy.

 Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG)
Automobile retailers continue to see improvement as the American consumer comes out of its deep freeze. Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. grew earnings by the double digits in 2011 and is expected to again in 2012. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is also a value stock, with a forward P/E of 12.2.

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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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