Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Generac, Texas Roadhouse, Plains All American Pipeline and Standard Motor Products - Press Releases


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Chicago, IL - March 6, 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: Generac ( GNRC ), Texas Roadhouse, Inc. ( TXRH ), Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA ) and Standard Motor Products, Inc. ( SMP ).

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 - Generac ( GNRC )
Generac is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) due to its solid history of positive earnings surprises. Its recent pull back makes it attractive to aggressive growth investors.  

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Texas Roadhouse, Inc. ( TXRH )

Estimates have been rising for Texas Roadhouse, Inc. after the company delivered solid fourth quarter results, including a 5.6% increase in same-store sales.

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

Momentum - Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA )
By now, most of you know that oil prices have been on the rise and many oil and gas stocks like Plains All American Pipeline have been gaining some serious momentum in the past month or so.  MLPs have been especially attractive to investors because of their eye-catching yields. 

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - Standard Motor Products, Inc. ( SMP )
SMP has been on the Zack's radar for some time now and recently moved back into the Zacks Rank 1 spot.  Back in early November with the stock around $18, we noted the parts company as a good value play with a forward price to earnings multiple of 12.8 and a moderate dividend  yield of 1.5%.  It was also cited for its momentum and growth about 40 days later.

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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GENERAC HOLDING ( GNRC ): Free Stock Analysis Report
PLAINS ALL AMER ( PAA ): Free Stock Analysis Report
STANDARD MOTOR ( SMP ): Free Stock Analysis Report
TEXAS ROADHOUSE ( TXRH ): Free Stock Analysis Report
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