For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – December 6, 2011 – 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: FEI Company (FEIC), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Stamps.com, Inc. (STMP) and Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. (AEA).
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 – FEI Company (FEIC)
After announcing record profit levels, FEI Company analysts have become even more bullish on the stock. Shares are pressuring highs and showing great growth rates, but still trade with good valuations.
Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309
Growth & Income – Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
The price of coffee continues to soar, but that hasn't stopped Starbucks Corporation from delivering excellent financial results. The company recently reported solid fourth quarter results for fiscal year 2011 driven by strong same-store sales growth both domestically and abroad.
Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310
Momentum – Stamps.com, Inc. (STMP)
Stamps.com, Inc. has seen big gains over the last few months, recently hitting a new all-time high after reporting another strong quarter. With estimates on the rise and a bullish growth projection, this Zacks #1 Rank stock will deliver momentum to your portfolio.
Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311
Value – Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. (AEA)
Lending to consumers outside the mainstream continues to be profitable for Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc.. It recently surprised on the Zacks Consensus for the third quarter in a row. Despite trading near multi-year highs, this Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is still a value stock with a forward P/E of just 9.4.
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.
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