Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: BE Aerospace, Yum! Brands, Akorn and H.B. Fuller - Press Releases

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Chicago, IL - February 8, 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: BE Aerospace ( BEAV ), Yum! Brands Inc. ( YUM ), Akorn, Inc. ( AKRX ) and H.B. Fuller Company ( FUL ).

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 - BE Aerospace ( BEAV )
BE Aerospace has provided the market with an excellent track record of positive earnings surprises. Add in the idea of rising estimates for 2012 and aggressive growth investors will be happy to see this stock is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Yum! Brands Inc. ( YUM )

Yum! Brands Inc. continues to deliver impressive results overseas. The company recently reported better than expected results for the fourth quarter, driven by exceptional top-line growth in China.

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

Momentum - Akorn, Inc. ( AKRX )
Another essential cog in the new healthcare machine will be the availability of low-cost generic medicine for common conditions and perhaps even more importantly for specialized niche care.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - H.B. Fuller Company ( FUL )
What slowdown? The chemical sector isn't seeing one yet. H.B. Fuller Company recently reported double digit revenue growth in fiscal 2011 and still expects a strong 2012. Shares of this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) have broken out in 2012, but it's still a value stock with a price-to-sales ratio under 1.0.

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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AKORN INC ( AKRX ): Free Stock Analysis Report
BE AEROSPACE ( BEAV ): Free Stock Analysis Report
FULLER(HB) CO ( FUL ): Free Stock Analysis Report
YUM! BRANDS INC ( YUM ): Free Stock Analysis Report
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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: AKRX , BEAV , FUL , YUM

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