Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Liquidity Services, The Fastenal, Extra Space Storage and Western Digital - Press Releases

By Zacks Equity Research,

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL - February 9, 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: Liquidity Services ( LQDT ), The Fastenal Company ( FAST ), Extra Space Storage Inc. ( EXR ) and Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ).

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 - Liquidity Services ( LQDT )
Liquidity Services recently beat earnings and raised expectations and is now a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - The Fastenal Company ( FAST )

Estimates have been rising for The Fastenal Company after it reported strong fourth quarter results, driven by a stellar 22% increase in sales.

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

Momentum - Extra Space Storage Inc. ( EXR )
Since we last mentioned EXR as a growth and income stock back in June of 2011, it was trading right around $20.  Back then the company had delivered a strong earnings report noting high occupancy rates and other factors that encouraged them to raise FY2011 guidance. 

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - Western Digital Corporation ( WDC )
The hard drive makers are still wrangling with the aftermath of the Thailand floods. But Western Digital Corporation is bouncing back and is still expected to see 78% earnings growth in fiscal 2012. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) also is dirt cheap at just 7x forward estimates.

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:

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EXTRA SPACE STG ( EXR ): Free Stock Analysis Report
FASTENAL ( FAST ): Free Stock Analysis Report
LIQUIDITY SVCS ( LQDT ): Free Stock Analysis Report
WESTERN DIGITAL ( WDC ): Free Stock Analysis Report
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This article appears in: Investing Stocks
Referenced Stocks: EXR , FAST , LQDT , WDC

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