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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Oritani Financial, Tempur-Pedic International and Eastman Chemical

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – February 3, 2012 – Four free stock picks are being made available today on Zacks.com. 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: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD), Oritani Financial Corp. ( ORIT), Tempur-Pedic International ( TPX) and Eastman Chemical Company ( EMN).

Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free. http://at.zacks.com/?id=88

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 – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD)
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sees the Zacks Consensus Estimate move higher and gets good price appreciation with positive earnings surprises. The stock is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309

Growth & Income – Oritani Financial Corp. ( ORIT)
Estimates have been rising for Oritani Financial Corp. after the company delivered better than expected results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2012.

Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310

Momentum – Tempur-Pedic International  ( TPX)
Given the current state of the economy, most consumers are more likely to be smart with their money and keep splurges to a minimum.  One of the only areas that consumers might be willing to spend a little (or a lot) extra is on their mattress, especially if they are having a hard time sleeping due to increased levels of stress in today’s society.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):  http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311

Value – Eastman Chemical Company ( EMN)
Eastman Chemical Company recently posted its highest yearly earnings per share in the company's history despite a challenging economic environment. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is also making a statement about the future as it announced the acquisition of specialty chemical maker Solutia, Inc. which will boost 2012. EMN is also a value stock, with a forward P/E of just 10.7.

Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!) -  http://at.zacks.com/?id=4312

How to Regularly Access Top Zacks Rank Picks for Free - http://at.zacks.com/?id=7154

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: http://at.zacks.com/?id=7155

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