Zacks Sell List Highlights: Flowers Foods, J&J Snack Foods, True Religion Apparel and Warnaco Group - Press Releases


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Chicago, IL - March 21, 2012 - releases details on a group of stocks that are currently members of the exclusive Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now. These stocks are currently rated as a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell): Flowers Foods, Inc. ( FLO ) and J&J Snack Foods Corp. ( JJSF ). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely held stocks: True Religion Apparel, Inc. ( TRLG ) and Warnaco Group Inc ( WRC ).

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Here is a synopsis of why FLO and JJSF have a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell) and should most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #5 Strong Sell rating is applied to 5% of all the stocks in the Zacks Rank universe:

Flowers Foods, Inc. ( FLO ) announced fourth-quarter profit of 17 cents per share on February 9 that missed analysts' expectations by 19.05%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slid to $1.04 per share from $1.10 per share in the last 60 days as next year's estimate dipped 4 cents per share to $1.17 per share in that time span.

J&J Snack Foods Corp. ( JJSF ) posted a first-quarter profit of 29 cents per share on January 23, which came in 11 cents wider than the average forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the full year fell to $2.69 per share from $2.85 per share over the past two months. For 2013, analysts expect a profit of $2.85 per share, compared to last two month's projection for a profit of $3.03 per share.  

Here is a synopsis of why TRLG and WRC have a Zacks Rank of 4 (Sell) and should also most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #4 Sell rating is applied to 15% of all the stocks ranked by Zacks;

True Religion Apparel, Inc. ( TRLG ) fourth-quarter profit of 60 cents per share, posted on February 9, lagged analysts' projections by 15.49%. Estimate for current year slid 42 cents per share to $1.94 per share over two months as next year's estimate dipped 38 cents per share to $2.29 per share in that time span.

Warnaco Group Inc ( WRC ) reported a fourth-quarter profit of 97 cents per share on February 28 that fell 1.02% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently $4.39 per share, compared with last month's projection of $4.45 per share. Next year's forecast dropped to $4.98 per share from $5.08 per share in the same period.

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