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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: W.R. Grace, Baytex Energy, GeoResources and Thor Industries

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – February 7, 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: W.R. Grace ( GRA), Baytex Energy Corp. ( BTE), GeoResources ( GEOI) and Thor Industries, Inc. ( THO).

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 – W.R. Grace ( GRA)
W.R. Grace is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) which had made quite a run of late, but that was driven by large positive earnings surprises.

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

Growth & Income – Baytex Energy Corp. ( BTE)
Baytex Energy Corp. offers investors solid growth and strong income.

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

Momentum – GeoResources ( GEOI)
The harsh reality is that our nation cannot survive without oil and natural gas.  Alternatives such as wind, solar and geothermal are all potential sources of energy, but for the moment they are not viable, cost effective or scalable enough to replace king oil.  For the time being, our dependence on black gold is growing and even though natural gas prices are at lows, prices are getting some support here and should rise over the long term.

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

Value – Thor Industries, Inc. ( THO)
The American consumer has been surprisingly resilient over the last year. No one knows that better than Thor Industries, Inc., a maker of RVs, which recently reported preliminary second quarter sales that rose 13% from last year. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is a value stock with a price-to-sales ratio of just 0.6.

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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