SIRONA DENTAL (SIRO) - 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 DRI and SIRO 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:

Darden Restaurants, Inc. ( DRI ) announced second-quarter profit of 41 cents per share on December 16 that missed analysts? expectations by 2.38%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slid to $3.55 per share from $3.79 per share in the last 30 days as next year?s estimate dipped 28 cents per share to $4.02 per share in that time span.

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. ( SIRO ) posted a fourth-quarter profit of 56 cents per share on November 18, which came in 6 cents wider than the average forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the full year fell to $3.06 per share from $3.33 per share over the past two months. For 2013, analysts expect a profit of $3.31 per share, compared to last two month?s projection for a profit of $3.58 per share.

Here is a synopsis of why IFF and TAP 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;

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ( IFF ) third-quarter profit of $1 per share, posted on November 8, lagged analysts? projections by 3.85%. Estimate for current year slid 14 cents per share to $3.73 per share over two months as next year?s estimate dipped 19 cents per share to $4.09 per share in that time span.

Molson Coors Brewing Company ( TAP ) reported a third-quarter profit of $1.14 per share on November 2 that fell 8.80% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently $3.49 per share, compared with last two month?s projection of $3.53 per share. Next year?s forecast dropped to $3.62 per share from $3.68 per share in the same period.
 
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