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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Dell, Qualcomm, Prestige Brands and EnerSys - Press Releases

Posted: 2/16/2012 8:30:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: DELL;ENS;PBH;QCOM

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL - February 16, 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: Dell ( DELL ), Qualcomm Incorporated ( QCOM ), Prestige Brands ( PBH ) and EnerSys Inc. ( ENS ).

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 - Dell ( DELL )
Dell has a solid history of positive earnings surprises and has recently had a breakout. The stock is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Qualcomm Incorporated ( QCOM )
Qualcomm Incorporated recently reported record results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2012. And management raised its guidance going forward, prompting analysts to revise their estimates higher and sending the stock to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

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

Momentum - Prestige Brands ( PBH )
Just a month ago, we first featured PBH as a value stock that was worth looking into.  In less than 30 days since that report the stock has gained 20% in value, reported a strong quarter and has built quite a bit of momentum behind it.  The stock is currently consolidating near its 52-week high and could be poised for another leg up.  Even with its recent run, Prestige Brands is still fairly valued from an earnings perspective and is still a Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buy.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - EnerSys Inc. ( ENS )
EnerSys Inc. recently saw record quarterly earnings as it added investments in South America and South Africa. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is expected to see double digit earnings growth in Fiscal 2012. Yet it also has attractive valuations with a forward P/E of just 11.8.

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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DELL INC ( DELL ): Free Stock Analysis Report
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