Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Oil States International, American Campus Communities, Treehouse Foods and CAI International - Press Releases

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Chicago, IL - December 16, 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: Oil States International, Inc. ( OIS ), American Campus Communities, Inc. ( ACC ), Treehouse Foods, Inc. ( THS ) and CAI International, Inc. ( CAP ).

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 - Oil States International, Inc. ( OIS )

Drill, baby, drill. Oil States International, Inc. is still on track to grow earnings by the double digits in both 2011 and 2012 as drilling remains strong. Shares of this Zacks #2 Rank (buy) have bounced back from the summer sell-off but still trade with attractive valuations.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - American Campus Communities, Inc. ( ACC )

American Campus Communities, Inc. recently delivered its third consecutive positive earnings surprise on higher occupancy and rental rates. This prompted analysts to raise their estimates, sending the stock to a Zacks #2 Rank (Buy).

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

Momentum - Treehouse Foods, Inc. ( THS )

Treehouse Foods, Inc. has traded strong in the choppy market of the last few months, recently hitting a new all-time high on strong Q3 results from November. That and a bullish growth projection have provided plenty of momentum for this Zacks #1 Rank stock.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - CAI International, Inc. ( CAP )

2011 was another hot year for the container companies but with the global economy apparently slowing, can the growth continue in 2012? CAI International, Inc. is still expected to see double digit earnings growth in 2012. This Zacks #2 Rank (buy) is dirt cheap with a forward P/E of just 5.8.

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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AMER CAMPUS CTY ( ACC ): Free Stock Analysis Report

CAI INTL INC ( CAP ): Free Stock Analysis Report

OIL STATES INTL ( OIS ): Free Stock Analysis Report

TREEHOUSE FOODS (THS): Free Stock Analysis Report

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