Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Unisys, Kennametal, Standard Motor Products and Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. - Press Releases

A generic image of a rising and declining prices
Credit: Shutterstock photo

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL - December 22, 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: Unisys ( UIS ), Kennametal Inc. ( KMT ), Standard Motor Products, Inc. ( SMP ) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. ( BLX ).

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 - Unisys ( UIS )

Unisys has been beaten up lately. But now could be a good time to jump into this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!) -

Growth & Income - Kennametal Inc. ( KMT )

Kennametal Inc. recently delivered record EPS for the first quarter, driven by strong organic sales growth and operating leverage. It was also the company's 10th consecutive positive earnings surprise.

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

Momentum - Standard Motor Products, Inc. ( SMP )

Standard Motor Products, Inc. has been on fire in the second half of 2011, more than doubling in price after hitting a fresh all-time high on strong Q3 results. That has estimates on the move too, providing more support and momentum for this Zacks #1 Rank stock.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value - Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. ( BLX )

It is too risky to buy the banks right now? Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. is a specialty bank that has been bucking the trend as it has grown its portfolio and its deposit balance. But because of global banking fears, this Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) trades with a low forward P/E of just 7.8.

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.

More Free Stock Picks

Each weekday, new Zacks #1 Rank or Zacks #2 Rank stock picks are released on the free email newsletter, Profit from the Pros . Investors are invited to register for their free subscription here:

Follow us on Twitter:

Join us on Facebook:

Zacks Investment Research is under common control with affiliated entities (including a broker-dealer and an investment adviser), which may engage in transactions involving the foregoing securities for the clients of such affiliates.

Disclaimer: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

Media Contact

Zacks Investment Research

800-767-3771 ext. 9339

Visit for information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release.

BANCO LATINOAME ( BLX ): Free Stock Analysis Report

KENNAMETAL INC ( KMT ): Free Stock Analysis Report

STANDARD MOTOR ( SMP ): Free Stock Analysis Report

UNISYS ( UIS ): Free Stock Analysis Report

To read this article on click here.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

In This Story


Other Topics


Latest Markets Videos


    Zacks is the leading investment research firm focusing on stock research, analysis and recommendations. In 1978, our founder discovered the power of earnings estimate revisions to enable profitable investment decisions. Today, that discovery is still the heart of the Zacks Rank. A wealth of resources for individual investors is available at

    Learn More