For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – February 2, 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.
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 – Ultratech, Inc. ( UTEK)
Ultratech, Inc. (UTEK) is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) and has consistently beat expectations. As a result, the stock performs very well following earnings.
Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309
Growth & Income – Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. ( AJG)
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) recently delivered better than expected fourth quarter results, driven by 26% revenue growth. Analysts have been raising their estimates off the strong beat, sending the stock to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).
Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310
Momentum – Cooper Companies ( COO)
We are in the midst of a major overhaul in healthcare. In the coming years, millions more Americans will be receiving care and will need both providers of care as well as devices that make care more efficient and less costly.
Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311
Value – CNH Global N.V. ( CNH)
CNH Global N.V. (CNH) recently beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the 9th quarter in a row as full year revenue rose 25%. Yet shares of this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) got crushed on the news. Is this a buying opportunity in the agriculture equipment sector?
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
Zacks.com 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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