Iris, JLG, and Standard Parking CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2005 This stock picking strategy looks for companies trading in the upper range of their 52-week highs that have attractive fundamental attributes. This strategy proves that the "trend is your friend" with a 14.6% return versus 2.4% for the S&P 500 for the first half of 2005 (through July 15). This screen is called the Recent Price Strength Profit Track strategy. Four stocks meeting this screen's exclusive criteria are CPFL Energia SA (NYSE:CPL), Iris International Inc. (NASDAQ:IRIS) JLG Industries (NYSE:JLG), and Standard Parking Corp. (NASDAQ:STAN). View the entire list of stocks for the Recent Price Strength Profit Track at http://at.zacks.com/?id=1863 Here are details about four companies currently identified by the Recent Price Strength Profit Track: CPFL Energia SA (NYSE:CPL) has been rising steadily throughout the year, nearly doubling in price. Part of this rise has been fueled by optimism about the company's profits, as is evidenced by the stock's #1 Rank. Within the past 30 days, both covering analysts have upped their full year forecasts. The current consensus estimate for 2005 earnings of $2.39 per share is 54 cents above the level of a month ago. Iris International Inc. (NASDAQ:IRIS) will announce its third quarter results early in November. Previously, the company reported second quarter earnings of 9 cents per share, which topped the consensus by more than 28%. Over the past four weeks, the stock has soared almost 28%, and is currently trading at a new 52-week high. JLG Industries (NYSE:JLG), an industrial goods company, recently delivered a strong earnings report. Fiscal fourth quarter earnings were 72 cents per share, ahead of the consensus estimate by 22%. Given this positive momentum in earnings, it is not surprising that shares of JLG are trading near a new 52-week high and have advanced in price by about 11% over the past four weeks. Standard Parking Corp. (NASDAQ:STAN), a parking management company, posted second quarter earnings of 29 cents per share in August, surpassing last year's 24 cents and exceeding the consensus estimate by 7%. Given positive earnings momentum, a share price increase of almost 4% in the past four weeks, and a current share price that is right at its 52-week high, this company is proving that the trend is your friend. Discover all the current stocks currently on the Recent Price Strength Profit Track at: http://at.zacks.com/?id=1864 About Profit Tracks What is a "Profit Track"? Each Profit Track is a successful stock picking strategy with proven results through the Bear Market of 2001-2002 and the Bull run started in 2003. 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