July 28, 2011
Zacks Releases Four Powerful ”Buy” Stocks: athenahealth, Genuine Parts Company, J&J Snacks Foods and CNH Global N.V.
CHICAGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 - athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHN)
athenahealth, Inc. has surged following the latest earnings surprise. With analysts raising estimates across the board, this stock moved to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).
Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309
Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) - http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310
J&J Snack Foods Corp. just surged into a new all-time high after reporting strong Q2 results that included a 6% earnings surprise. Estimates have since moved higher, providing more support and momentum for this Zacks #1 Rank stock.
Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311
There is no slowdown in agriculture. CNH Global N.V. recently blew by the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the second quarter as agriculture equipment sales jumped 22%. Yet even as agriculture remains hot, this Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is a value stock with a forward P/E of just 13.7.
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
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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