Tim Murray Highlights the Following Stocks: BUCA, Wal-Mart, Blue

  Rhino, Energy Partners, O'Charley's, and Sonic Innovations  Business Editors  CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2003--It's a good time to pick up cheap stocks, and Tim Murray has just added one to his portfolio. Use his market commentary and information on six stocks to bolster your investments in this sideways market. Read about BUCA Inc (NASDAQ:BUCA), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Blue Rhino (NASDAQ:RINO), Energy Partners (NYSE:EPL), O'Charley's (NASDAQ:CHUX), and Sonic Innovators (NASDAQ:SNCI). Click here for the full story exclusively on Zacks.com: http://featuredexpert2bw.zacks.com/ Here are the highlights from the Featured Expert column:  Update from July 29  The markets seem as if they are on autopilot and just going thru the motions of trading. It would seem logical that the stocks that are overextended could have a correction. Instead of worrying about that, it is a good time to look at stocks that are cheap. That approach is what led Tim Murray to his recent purchase of BUCA Inc (NASDAQ: BUCA), and there are other things on the radar screen.  It seems to Tim and his team that the commentators have been quick to dismiss the low level of consumer confidence. The comments that things are better at Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) because their same-store comp gains are near the high end of expectations are also missing the boat. For Wal-Mart to only have same store gains of 4% when they are sucking sales from so many smaller and less well run companies is just not a significant gain. Weekly Portfolio Review  Blue Rhino (NASDAQ:RINO) is a leading provider of grill cylinder exchange in the United States. The company partners retailers and independent distributors to provide consumers a nationally branded product as an alternative to traditional grill cylinder refill. While there is no fresh news, the stock chart of RINO is starting to look like it is finding a bottom. The fundamentals are good and the company wants to get a lot bigger.  Energy Partners (NYSE:EPL) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The company's operations are focused in the shallow to moderate depth waters of the central region of the Gulf of Mexico Shelf. This is down with the overall weakness in the oil patch group. It is still Tim's thinking that energy is in short supply, despite the weak economy. The stock is still in a long-term uptrend and he wants to stay with it.  O'Charley's (NASDAQ:CHUX) owns and operates restaurants that are intended to appeal to traditional casual dining customers as well as value-oriented customers by offering high quality food at moderate prices with outstanding customer service. This is another position that Tim wants to add to. It is at a good buy level  Sonic Innovators (NASDAQ:SNCI). The quarterly conference call for this hearing aid company is ongoing as Tim writes and it has a very positive tone. The Q2 report was above expectations and they are looking for continued growth of both profits and sales for the rest of the year.  Learn about all of the stocks in Tim Murray's portfolio, and don't forget to read his market commentary on a daily basis by clicking: http://featuredexpert3bw.zacks.com/  About Zacks Featured Experts  To be a successful investor you need professional advice. Experts who know what they're talking about and can help you achieve your financial goals in good markets...and especially in bad ones will help you improve your portfolio. 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