Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Allot Communications, Philip Morris International, AutoZone and Barrick Gold - Press Releases

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Chicago, IL - November 25, 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: Allot Communications Ltd. ( ALLT ), Philip Morris International Inc. ( PM ), AutoZone, Inc. ( AZO ) and Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX ).

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 - Allot Communications Ltd. ( ALLT )

While many are fearing EU-reliant stocks, Allot Communications Ltd. is on the rise and sees growing demand in the region. Is now a good time to pick up shares of ALLT?

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Philip Morris International Inc. ( PM )

Philip Morris International Inc. continues to deliver excellent financial results. Third quarter earnings jumped 37% year-over-year and surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 11%.

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

Momentum - AutoZone, Inc. ( AZO )

AutoZone, Inc. continues to trade near its all-time high, jumping higher on another strong quarter from late September. With a high industry rank and bullish growth projection, this Zacks #1 Rank stock is primed for momentum.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX )

Barrick Gold Corporation hasn't lost its shine as it reported record earnings in Q3. The gold mining giant is expected to grow earnings by the double digits in both 2011 and 2012. Yet, this Zacks #2 Rank (buy) is also a value stock, with a forward P/E of just 10.2.

Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!) -

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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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BARRICK GOLD CP ( ABX ): Free Stock Analysis Report

ALLOT COMM LTD ( ALLT ): Free Stock Analysis Report

AUTOZONE INC ( AZO ): Free Stock Analysis Report

PHILIP MORRIS ( PM ): Free Stock Analysis Report

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