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
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Here is a synopsis of today's Zacks Rank Buy Stocks:
Aggressive Growth - New Oriental Education & Technology Group
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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