Corporation, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P., and Teche Holding Company CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2006 Zacks.com releases the latest list of Zacks Rank Buy Stocks. Everyday on Zacks.com, four stocks are selected based on how well they match the criteria for the four main schools of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income, Momentum and Value. The four Zacks Rank Buy stocks highlighted today are WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC), Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK), Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq:CLMT), and Teche Holding Company (AMEX:TSH). Stocks ranked #1 (Strong Buy) by Zacks have produced an average annual return of +33% since inception in 1988. During the 2000-2002 bear market, Zacks #1 Rank stocks gained 43.8% while the S&P 500 tumbled 37.6%. To see the full Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) List, or the rank for any other stock, visit: http://at.zacks.com/?id=88 Here is a synopsis of today's Zacks Rank Buy Stocks: Aggressive Growth - WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC) Analysts recently boosted their full-year earnings projections on WESCO International, Inc., a Zacks #1 Rank stock. The new consensus estimate of $3.70 per share is two cents higher than a week ago and 25 cents higher than two months ago. The trend for 2007 earnings is also positive with the current estimate of $4.41 representing a two-month, 32-cent increase. WCC has topped earnings expectations for 13 consecutive quarters. Growth & Income - Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) Nokia Corporation recently announced that it will combine its network equipment units with those of Siemens AG to form an entity with $20 billion in annual sales. The company beat analysts' first-quarter estimates by 25.0% on April 20 and increased its global market share to 35%. Earnings per share are forecasted to grow 11.8% over the next 3-5 years. Consensus estimates are trending higher for this Zacks #1 Rank stock. The company is currently yielding 1.6%. Momentum - Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq:CLMT) On May 10, 2006, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. reported earnings for the March 2006 quarter of 57 cents per share, a positive 11.8% surprise over analysts' consensus estimates. The stock has sold off somewhat from its all-time high of $36.94 set on Jun 12, but the strong overall uptrend remains in place. CLMT looks quite capable of moving higher and setting new all-time highs. Value - Teche Holding Company (AMEX:TSH) Teche Holding Company, a Zacks #1 Rank stock, announced record quarterly earnings per share on Apr 19, 2006. Furthermore, the company's results bettered analysts' expectations by 32.3%. Consensus earnings estimates have been on the rise for both this fiscal year and next. 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Zacks Buy List Highlights: WESCO International, Inc., Nokia
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