Zacks Sell List Highlights: James River Coal, Sycamore Networks,

Zacks Sell List Highlights: James River Coal, Sycamore Networks, TiVo and Live                              Nation Entertainment    PR Newswire    CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011  CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com releases details on a group of stocks that are currently members of the exclusive Zacks #5 Rank List – Stocks to Sell Now. These stocks are currently rated as a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell): James River Coal Company (Nasdaq: JRCC ) and Sycamore Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SCMR ) Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely held stocks: TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO ) and Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV ). To see the full Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now visit: http://at.zacks.com/?id=92  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO)  Since inception in 1988, the S&P 500 has outperformed the Zacks #5 Rank List of Stocks to Sell Now by 80% annually (+2% vs. +10%). While the rest of Wall Street continued to tout stocks during the market declines of the last few years, Zacks told investors which stocks to sell or avoid.  Here is a synopsis of why JRCC and SCMR have a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell) and should most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #5 Strong Sell rating is applied to 5% of all the stocks in the Zacks Rank universe:  James River Coal Company (Nasdaq: JRCC ) posted a third -quarter profit of 33 cents per share in November while analysts projected a profit of 58 cents. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the 2010 is pegged at a profit of $2.24 per share, a decline of 2 cents in the last 30 days. The past month has seen downward revision by one analyst out of 8, bringing the average forecast for 2011 down 12 cents to $2.12 per share.  Sycamore Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SCMR ) announced a first-quarter loss of 22 cents per share on December 1, which was 7 cents worse than analysts' estimates. Quarterly revenue slumped 25% to $11.7 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the full year decreased 44 cents to a loss of 63 cents per share over the past couple of months as covering analysts reduced expectations.  Here is a synopsis of why TIVO and LYV have a Zacks Rank of 4 (Sell) and should also most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #4 Sell rating is applied to 15% of all the stocks ranked by Zacks;  TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO ) reported third-quarter loss per share of 18 cents on November 23, which came in a penny less than the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The full-year average forecast dipped 12 cents to a loss of 72 cents per share in the last 60 days as the covering analysts lowered expectations. Estimates for 2012 dropped 28 cents to a loss of 72 cents per share in the same time span.  Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.'s (NYSE: LYV ) third-quarter earnings of 33 cents per share, announced on November 4, lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3 cents. The average forecast for 2010 decreased 3 cents to a loss of 68 cents per share in the last 90 days. During that time period, the following year's estimate moved down 5 cents to 2 cents per share.  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" is available to provide this insightful background. Download a free copy now to prosper in the years to come at 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 +27%. 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