NII HLDGS-CL B (NIHD) - 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 EXPE and NIHD 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:

Expedia Inc ( EXPE ) announced fourth-quarter profit of 50 cents per share on February 9 that missed analysts? expectations by 16.67%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slid to $2.41 per share from $3.46 per share in the last 30 days as next year?s estimate dipped 89 cents per share to $2.88 per share in that time span.


NII Holdings, Inc. ( NIHD ) posted a four-quarter loss of 2 cents per share on February 23, which came in 61 cents wider than the average forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the full year fell to $1.36 per share from $1.51 per share over the past month. For 2012, analysts expect a profit of $1.50 per share, compared to last month?s projection for a profit of $1.79 per share.

Here is a synopsis of why ELN and GNTX 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;

Elan Corporation, plc?s ( ELN ) fourth-quarter loss of 8 cents per share, posted on February 7, lagged analysts? projections by 166.67%. Estimate for current year slid 17 cents per share to 2 cents per share over a month as next year?s estimate dipped 22 cents per share to 13 cents per share in that time span.

Gentex Corporation ( GNTX ) reported a fourth-quarter profit of 28 cents per share on January 31 that fell 6.67% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently $1.29 per share, compared with last month?s projection of $1.38 per share. Next year?s forecast dropped to $1.51 per share from $1.72 per share in the same period.
 
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Referenced Stocks: ELN , EXPE , GNTX , NIHD

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