Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Titan Machinery, Deere, American Water Works and TAL International Group - Press Releases

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Chicago, IL - March 2, 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: Titan Machinery ( TITN ), Deere & Company ( DE ), American Water Works Co., Inc ( AWK ) and TAL International Group Inc.   ( TAL ).

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 - Titan Machinery ( TITN )
Titan Machinery has a good history of positive earnings surprises and an attractive valuation. The stock is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Deere & Company ( DE )

Deere & Company recently delivered record results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2012. This prompted analysts to revise their estimates significantly higher for both 2012 and 2013, sending the stock to a Zacks #2 Rank (Buy).

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

Momentum - American Water Works Co., Inc ( AWK )
Back on January 17th, I highlighted AWK as a momentum stock due for its global fundamental growth story, earnings growth and defensive stock properties.  The water company also throws off a 2.75% dividend yield as well, but that's just icing on the cake

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - TAL International Group Inc.  ( TAL )
Is strong customer demand a thing of the past for the container companies? TAL International Group Inc. doesn't think so as it expects 2012 to mirror the strong results of 2011. This Zacks #2 Rank (Buy) continues to be cheap, with a forward P/E of just 9.2.

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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AMER WATER WORK ( AWK ): Free Stock Analysis Report
DEERE & CO ( DE ): Free Stock Analysis Report
TAL INTL GRP ( TAL ): Free Stock Analysis Report
TITAN MACHINERY ( TITN ): Free Stock Analysis Report
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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: AWK , DE , TAL , TITN

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