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This Week's Aggressive Growth Stock Picks - Video Blog

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This week Brian Bolan and Terry Ruffolo discuss two financial stocks that are Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and also have a somewhat new twist, they both have Growth Style Scores of "A". The Growth Style Score is pretty new here at Zacks and it helps investors find the best Zacks Rank stocks for their particular disciple. There is a Growth Style Score, a Value Style Score and a Momentum Style Score.

First up is Lazard (LAZ) and Terry quickly points out that this stock is related to the investment bank that was on Wall Street for decades. Brian notes that they know are labelled as financial advisory services, but still do investment banking as well as asset management. This stock trades at 15x forward earnings, which is well below the broader market multiple, but still above the 11x industry average.

Next up is Silvercrest Asset Management (SAMG). Brian Bolan notes that this is a smaller cap company that is rather thinly traded as a word of caution. Terry reinforces the idea that yes, most small caps with market capitalization around $100M are thinly traded and that goes with the territory. Like LAZ, SAMG trades at 15x forward earnings, but is posting revenue per quarter of around $17M-$18M compared to the $500M-$600M that LAZ is recording.

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