Group, Ctrip.com International Ltd., Coca-Cola FEMSA and Nam Tai Electronics CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December 11, 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 New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE:EDU), Ctrip.com International Ltd. (Nasdaq:CTRP), Coca-Cola FEMSA (NYSE:KOF) and Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:NTE). Stocks ranked #1 (Strong Buy) by Zacks have produced an average annual return of +32.2% 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 - New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU) New Oriental Education is being buoyed by surging enrollments. Earnings and revenue growth have been terrific to say the least. Over the past 60 days, this year's earnings estimates have risen 12 cents to $1.27 per share. Analysts expect earnings to leap 44.1% next year to $1.83 per share. Growth & Income - Ctrip.com International Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP) Ctrip.com International Ltd. is a solid Growth and Income pick that offers exposure to China's burgeoning economy. The company, which is trading near a recently established 52-week high, announced third-quarter results in early November. Earnings of 21 cents per share, surpassed the consensus estimate by 31% and outperformed the year-prior result. Full-year 2007 and 2008 earnings projections are on the rise for CTRP. The company's dividend yield of 0.2% is above the industry average, and its ROE of 32% crushes the industry's 4%. Momentum - Coca-Cola FEMSA (NYSE: KOF) Coca-Cola FEMSA shares have recently logged a nice turn-around and have gained almost 10% in value within the last month. The company reported a strong quarter in late October with earnings easily beating analyst expectations. Within the last 30 days, two covering analysts have increased next-year earnings estimates. Value - Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: NTE) Nam Tai Electronics is working to improve its manufacturing efficiencies. The stock is certainly cheap. It is trading at about 10x next year's earnings estimates of $1.11 per share. This would represent 17.7% growth over this year. Two out of the three covering analysts have raised their forecasts for next year. 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Zacks Buy List Highlights: New Oriental Education & Technology
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