For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – February 23, 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: Manhattan Associates (MANH), Home Properties, Inc. (HME), Cedar Fair Entertainment (FUN) and Cabela's, Inc. (CAB).
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 – Manhattan Associates (MANH)
Manhattan Associates is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) after posting three solid earnings surprises and gets higher estimates for 2012.
Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309
Growth & Income – Home Properties, Inc. (HME)
Home Properties, Inc. continues to benefit from a struggling housing market. The apartment REIT has seen an increase in both rents and occupancy rates as more and more Americans opt to rent rather than buy.
Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310
Momentum – Cedar Fair Entertainment (FUN)
In a world of economic uncertainly, political unrest and elevated stress levels, consumers need a break. In times of strain we have found that they might turn to alcohol or tobacco. But based on results from Cedar Fair Entertainment, Americans might be looking to amusement parks and good ole’ fun times to either relieve pressure or maybe just enjoy the better quality of life and confidence they are feeling.
Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311
Value – Cabela's, Inc. (CAB)
Who says that the American consumer isn't spending? Cabela's, Inc. just reported strong fourth quarter results and announced it would open a bunch of new stores. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is also still a value stock with a forward P/E of 13.4.
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.
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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