Instruments Corporation, Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas and Eaton Corporation CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 2007 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 Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), National Instruments Corporation (Nasdaq: NATI), Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (NYSE: ABV), and Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN). Stocks ranked #1 (Strong Buy) by Zacks have produced an average annual return of +31.9% 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 - Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) Lindsay Corporation is riding the wave of the agricultural boom to greater profits. Farm equipment spending is healthy and getting better, which should help Lindsay's pricing. Over the past month, this year's earnings estimates have jumped 27 cents to $1.35 per share. There is only one analyst covering the stock, so the "neglected firm" effect could work in the company's favor. The analyst projects 15% long-term earnings growth for the company. Growth & Income - National Instruments Corporation (Nasdaq: NATI) National Instruments Corporation topped the Street's earnings estimate in 10 out of the past 11 quarters by an average margin of 12.0%. Consensus earnings estimates for both this year and next have been on the rise for this Zacks #1 Rank stock. Steadily increasing free cash flows over the past few years helped the company increase shareholder value through dividend payments and share buybacks. NATI is currently yielding 0.81%. Momentum - Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (NYSE: ABV) On May 10, Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas reported first-quarter earnings of 79 cents per share, up from 66 cents in the year ago period, an 18.8% increase. Driving the earnings growth, revenues rose 17.3% to $4.655 billion. ABV is currently trading at the 52-week high. An upside breakout from these levels would be particularly bullish and should result in further price acceleration. Value - Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) Eaton Corporation exceeded analysts' earnings expectations in 14 out of the past 16 quarters. The company recently boosted its full-year outlook by 30 cents for both its net income per share and operating earnings per share. Consensus estimates have risen over the past seven days. Earnings per share are projected to grow 10% over the next 3-5 years. ETN has a price-to-book ratio of 3.4, compared to 4.8 for the market. Truly taking advantage of the Zacks Rank requires the understanding of how it works. The free special report, "Zacks Rank Guide: Harnessing the Power of Earnings Estimate Revisions," provides an insightful background about this wealth-building tool. Download your free copy of the report now to prosper in the years to come by visiting http://at.zacks.com/?id=93. About the Zacks Rank Since 1988, the Zacks Rank has proven that "Earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force impacting stock prices." Since inception in 1988, #1 Rank stocks have generated an average annual return of +31.9%. During the 2000-2002 bear market, Zacks #1 Rank stocks gained +43.8%, while the S&P 500 tumbled -37.6%. Also note that the Zacks Rank system has just as many Strong Sell recommendations (Rank #5) as Strong Buy recommendations (Rank #1). Since 1988, Zacks Rank #5 stocks have underperformed the S&P 500 by 132% annually (+5.1% vs. +11.9%). Thus, the Zacks Rank system allows investors to truly manage portfolio trading effectively. Zacks Rank performance is the total return (price changes + dividends) of equal weighted portfolios, consisting of those stocks with the indicated Zacks Rank, assuming zero transaction costs. These returns are not the result of a backtest; these are actual returns since 1988. The stocks in the Zacks Rank portfolios were available to Zacks clients before the beginning of each month (monthly rebalancing). Performance results from 1988 through September 2006 are based on a subset of all Zacks Rank stocks that excludes stocks covered by only one analyst and ADR's. Zacks "Profit from the Pros" e-mail newsletter offers continuous coverage of Zacks Rank Buy stocks and highlights those stocks poised to outperform the market. Subscribe to this free newsletter today by visiting http://at.zacks.com/?id=90. About Zacks Zacks.com is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978 by Leonard Zacks. As a PhD in mathematics Len knew he could find patterns in stock market data that would lead to superior investment results. Amongst his many accomplishments was the formation of his proprietary stock picking system; the Zacks Rank, which continues to outperform the market by nearly a 3 to 1 margin. The best way to unlock the profitable stock recommendations and market insights of Zacks Investment Research is through our free daily email newsletter; Profit from the Pros. In short, it's your steady flow of Profitable ideas GUARANTEED to be worth your time! Register for your free subscription to Profit from the Pros http://at.zacks.com/?id=91 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. The S&P 500 Index is a well-known, unmanaged index of the prices of 500 large-company common stocks, mainly blue-chip stocks, selected by Standard & Poor's. The S&P 500 Index assumes reinvestment of dividends but does not reflect advisory fees. An investor cannot invest directly in an index. 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. CONTACT: Zacks.com Aggressive Growth Stocks: Roopak Chakravarty, 312-265-9188 or Growth & Income Stocks: Jim Licato, 312-265-9226 or Momentum Stocks: Ryan Whitmore, 312-265-9265 or Value Stocks: Jim Licato, 312-265-9226 Email: email@example.com Visit: www.zacks.com
Zacks Buy List Highlights: Lindsay Corporation, National
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.