Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Reynolds American and Oriental Financial Group - Press Releases


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Chicago, IL - January 4, 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: Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc ( ULTA ), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. ( SKT ), Reynolds American, Inc. ( RAI ) and Oriental Financial Group Inc. ( OFG ).

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 - Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc ( ULTA )
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc continues to see higher earnings revisions and continues to provide positive surprises.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. ( SKT )

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. delivered better than expected results for the third quarter, driven by higher rental and occupancy rates.

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

Momentum - Reynolds American, Inc. ( RAI )
Reynolds American, Inc. has been trading like a high flyer for the last few months, hitting a number of new all-time highs as investors shift into more conservative segments of the market. With a high industry rank and estimates on the rise, this Zacks #1 Rank stock is burning up the charts.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - Oriental Financial Group Inc. ( OFG )
Not all banks are created equal. Oriental Financial Group Inc. recently raised its dividend by 20% due to an improving outlook for its Puerto Rico-based business. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) also has attractive valuations with a forward P/E of just 8.4.

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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ORIENTAL FINL ( OFG ): Free Stock Analysis Report
REYNOLDS AMER ( RAI ): Free Stock Analysis Report
TANGER FACT OUT ( SKT ): Free Stock Analysis Report
ULTA SALON COSM ( ULTA ): Free Stock Analysis Report
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