Zacks Releases Four Powerful 'Buy' Stocks: IPC The Hospitalist

  Zacks Releases Four Powerful 'Buy' Stocks: IPC The Hospitalist Co, Silgan
       Holdings, Financial Corp., and China Housing & Land Development

  PR Newswire

  CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 6, 2011

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four free stock picks are being
made available today on The industry's leading independent research
firm highlights one Zacks #1 Rank Strong Buy or a Zacks #2 Rank Buy stock for
each of the four main styles of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income,
Momentum, and Value.

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The four highlighted picks are: IPC The Hospitalist Co (Nasdaq: IPCM), Silgan
Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: SLGN), Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: DLLR) and China Housing
& Land Development Inc. (Nasdaq: CHLN).

Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Four daily picks
are offered free at

Zacks #1 Rank Stocks have nearly tripled the S&P 500 since 1988, producing an
average annual return of +26%. Performance has been notable even during
volatile and down times. For example, during the last bear market, 2000-2002,
the market tumbled -37.6% – but Zacks #1 Rank stocks gained +43.8%.

Here is a summary of today's selected stocks that are now highly rated by

Aggressive Growth – IPC The Hospitalist Co (Nasdaq: IPCM)

IPC The Hospitalist Coanalysts are raising their outlooks as the company
continues to snap up smaller companies. Growth rates are looking good and are
trading at a decent value for this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!):

Growth & Income – Silgan Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: SLGN)

Silgan Holdings Inc. is one of those companies that you've probably never
heard of, yet you use their products all the time. The company manufactures
metal and plastic consumer goods packaging products, so that metal can
containing your soup, peas, or dog food or that plastic container holding your
shampoo could have came from Silgan.

Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!):

Momentum – Dollar Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: DLLR)

Dollar Financial Corp. has been grinding higher for the last 4 months,
recently hitting a new multi-year high at $32.47 on another strong quarter
from late October that included a 20% increase in revenue. With a bullish
next-year estimate and average earnings surprise of 18% over the last four
quarters, this Zacks #1 rank stock has a fist full of momentum.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – China Housing & Land Development Inc. (Nasdaq: CHLN)

Despite talk of a housing bubble in China and banks tightening lending,
Chinese real estate development continues on. Still, investors are nervous
about the sector and the stock valuations reflect that. China Housing & Land
Development Inc. for example, is dirt cheap, trading at just 3.5x forward

Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!):

How to Regularly Access Top Zacks Rank Picks for Free:

Underlying the four free stock picks is a simple truth that first appeared in
a Financial Analysts Journal article published in 1979. Leonard Zacks, a Ph.D.
in Mathematics from M.I.T. found that "earnings estimate revisions are the
most powerful force impacting stock prices." Zacks #1 Rank is awarded to a
stock when analysts sharply upgrade their estimates of what the company will

Today, Zacks is promoting its stock recommendations by offering four daily
picks free to those who register at 

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Aggressive Growth Stocks:
Contact: Bill Wilton
Phone: 312-265-9277
Growth & Income Stocks:
Contact: Rob Plaza
Phone: 312-265-9442
Momentum Stocks:
Contact: Michael Vodicka
Phone: 312-265-9226
Value Stocks:
Contact: Tracey Ryniec
Phone: 312-265-9232
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SOURCE Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

Contact: Aggressive Growth Stocks, Bill Wilton, +1-312-265-9277, or Growth &
Income Stocks, Rob Plaza, +1-312-265-9442, or Momentum Stocks, Michael
Vodicka, +1-312-265-9226, or Value Stocks, Tracey Ryniec, +1-312-265-9232, all
of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., email
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