Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: VeriSign, Sturm, Ruger & Company, Foot Locker and Signet Jewelers - Press Releases


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Chicago, IL - December 1, 2011 - 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: VeriSign, Inc. ( VRSN ), Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. ( RGR ), Foot Locker, Inc. ( FL ) and Signet Jewelers Limited ( SIG ).

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 - VeriSign, Inc. ( VRSN )
Valuations are not great for VeriSign, Inc.. But, if the earnings keep pushing higher it should lead to more gains for this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. ( RGR )

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has a lot going for it. After the last quarterly surprise, estimates are once again on the rise and not projecting solid growth rates. On top of that a steady dividend and a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) make RGR worth a look.

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

Momentum - Foot Locker, Inc. ( FL )
Foot Locker, Inc. has rebounded sharply from its August low, moving back within striking distance of the 52-week high just above $25. With another strong quarter in the bag and estimates on the rise, FL in a retail stock with momentum ahead of the holidays.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - Signet Jewelers Limited ( SIG )

Is Signet Jewelers Limited a diamond in the rough? The jewelry giant has surprised on the Zacks Consensus Estimate 11 quarters in a row as jewelry demand has rebounded since the Great Recession. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is also a value stock, with a forward P/E of just 11.7, well under its peers at 18x.

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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FOOT LOCKER INC ( FL ): Free Stock Analysis Report
STURM RUGER&CO ( RGR ): Free Stock Analysis Report
SIGNET GRP PLC ( SIG ): Free Stock Analysis Report
VERISIGN INC ( VRSN ): Free Stock Analysis Report
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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: FL , RGR , SIG , VRSN

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