Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Coleman Cable, Cintas, Whole Foods and Stone Energy - Press Releases

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Chicago, IL - December 23, 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: Coleman Cable ( CCIX ), Cintas Corporation ( CTAS ), Whole Foods, Inc. ( WFM ) and Stone Energy Corporation ( SGY ).

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 - Coleman Cable ( CCIX )

Coleman Cable sees new coverage following significant earnings surprise.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Cintas Corporation ( CTAS )

Cintas Corporation carried its momentum into the second quarter of its fiscal 2012 and delivered an outstanding 19% EPS beat on solid organic revenue growth.

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

Momentum - Whole Foods, Inc. ( WFM )

Whole Foods, Inc. has been a top growth story for the last few years, with shares more than doubling in price after recently topping off above $70. With another good quarter in hand and a bullish growth projection, this Zacks #2 Rank stock is a fresh take on momentum.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - Stone Energy Corporation ( SGY )

With the price of crude surging, it's been a good year to be an exploration company. Stone Energy Corporation is expected to grow earnings by 92% in 2011. So why is this Zacks Rank #2 (buy) so cheap at just 6.6x forward estimates?

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:

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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COLEMAN CABLE ( CCIX ): Free Stock Analysis Report

CINTAS CORP ( CTAS ): Free Stock Analysis Report

STONE ENERGY CP ( SGY ): Free Stock Analysis Report

WHOLE FOODS MKT ( WFM ): Free Stock Analysis Report

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