Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Ascena Retail, Rockwell Collins, Dorman Products and Barnes Group - Press Releases


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Chicago, IL - March 20, 2012 - Four free stock picks are being made available today on 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: Ascena Retail ( ASNA ), Rockwell Collins, Inc. ( COL ), Dorman Products ( DORM ) and Barnes Group Inc. ( B ).

Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free.

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 - Ascena Retail ( ASNA )
Ascena Retail is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) after posting five upside surprises in the last six quarters and getting higher estimates for 2012.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Rockwell Collins, Inc. ( COL )

Rockwell Collins, Inc. offers investors solid growth and income at a very reasonable price.

Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!) -

Momentum - Dorman Products ( DORM )
Dorman Products is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) after posting positive earnings surprises and accelerating earnings momentum.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - Barnes Group Inc. ( B )
Barnes Group Inc. continues to fly under the radar even as it grows earnings by the double digits. Not too shabby for a 154-year old company. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is also a value stock, with a price-to-book ratio of just 2.1.

Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!) -

How to Regularly Access Top Zacks Rank Picks for Free -

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:

About Zacks 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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ASCENA RETAIL ( ASNA ): Free Stock Analysis Report
BARNES GRP ( B ): Free Stock Analysis Report
ROCKWELL COLLIN ( COL ): Free Stock Analysis Report
DORMAN PRODUCTS ( DORM ): Free Stock Analysis Report
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