J&J SNACK FOODS (JJSF) - Profit Tracks

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Since inception in 1988, the S&P 500 has outperformed the Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now by 80% annually (+2% versus +10%). While the rest of Wall Street continued to tout stocks during the market declines of the last few years, Zacks told investors which stocks to sell or avoid.

Here is a synopsis of why FLO and JJSF have a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell) and should most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #5 Strong Sell rating is applied to 5% of all the stocks in the Zacks Rank universe:

Flowers Foods, Inc. ( FLO ) announced fourth-quarter profit of 17 cents per share on February 9 that missed analysts? expectations by 19.05%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slid to $1.04 per share from $1.10 per share in the last 60 days as next year?s estimate dipped 4 cents per share to $1.17 per share in that time span.

J&J Snack Foods Corp. ( JJSF ) posted a first-quarter profit of 29 cents per share on January 23, which came in 11 cents wider than the average forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the full year fell to $2.69 per share from $2.85 per share over the past two months. For 2013, analysts expect a profit of $2.85 per share, compared to last two month?s projection for a profit of $3.03 per share.

Here is a synopsis of why TRLG and WRC have a Zacks Rank of 4 (Sell) and should also most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #4 Sell rating is applied to 15% of all the stocks ranked by Zacks;

True Religion Apparel, Inc. ( TRLG ) fourth-quarter profit of 60 cents per share, posted on February 9, lagged analysts? projections by 15.49%. Estimate for current year slid 42 cents per share to $1.94 per share over two months as next year?s estimate dipped 38 cents per share to $2.29 per share in that time span.

Warnaco Group Inc ( WRC ) reported a fourth-quarter profit of 97 cents per share on February 28 that fell 1.02% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently $4.39 per share, compared with last month?s projection of $4.45 per share. Next year?s forecast dropped to $4.98 per share from $5.08 per share in the same period.f
 
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