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

Zacks Sell List Highlights: James River Coal, Sycamore Networks, TiVo and Live
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  CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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


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

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.

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