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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Vitamin Shoppe, The Sherwin-Williams Company, News Corp and Aurizon Mines - Press Releases

Posted: 1/11/2012 8:30:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: AZK;NWS;SHW;VSI

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL - January 11, 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: Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. ( VSI ), The Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW ), News Corp Inc ( NWS ) and Aurizon Mines Ltd. ( AZK ).

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 - Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. ( VSI )
Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. consistently provides positive earnings surprises and the stock remains a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - The Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW )
Estimates have been rising for The Sherwin-Williams Company after it delivered better than expected third quarter results despite a difficult environment. It is a Zacks #2 Rank (Buy).

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

Momentum - News Corp Inc ( NWS )
In a world littered with unchecked news, commentary and opinion that flows like Niagara Falls into our everyday lives, I think that the average individual is looking for real guidance and clarity amidst the confusion.  At the very least, consumers want an information source that they trust to be fair, knowledgeable and one that elucidates the boundaries between fact and fiction. (Of course some will argue may point with NWS)

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - Aurizon Mines Ltd. ( AZK )
The gold miners are cheap after investors fled the sector thinking the gold bull was over. Aurizon Mines Ltd. is expected to grow earnings by 87% in 2012 after posting triple digit earnings growth in 2011. Yet this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) has a forward P/E of just 9.5.

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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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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AURIZON MINES ( AZK ): Free Stock Analysis Report
NEWS CORP INC ( NWS ): Free Stock Analysis Report
SHERWIN WILLIAM ( SHW ): Free Stock Analysis Report
VITAMIN SHOPPE ( VSI ): Free Stock Analysis Report
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