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Zacks.com Featured Expert Kevin Matras Highlights: Raytheon

Zacks.com Featured Expert Kevin Matras Highlights: Raytheon Company, Oshkosh,
               Hexcel, Suntech Power Holdings and Southwest Gas

  PR Newswire

  CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2011

CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stocks in this week's article include:
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN ), Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK ), Hexcel Corp. (NYSE:
HXL ), Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (NYSE: STP ) and Southwest Gas Corp .
(NYSE: SWX ). Kevin Matras goes over the new Top Sectors and how to use them
in your own trading.

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Screen of the Week written by Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research:

It's that time again. Every few months, I like running this screen to find the
new Top Sectors. And since roughly half of a stock's price move can be
directly attributed to the group that it's in, it's important to stay on top
of this.

By definition, a strong Sector or strong Industry will have more of its
companies moving higher than a weak Sector or weak Industry. What's
interesting is that just getting into an average stock in a strong group will
often outperform the best stocks in a troubled group.

This doesn't mean you can just pick anything and you'll make money. Far from
it. But it illustrates how powerful the underlying group is to the success of
your stock picking.

There are several ways you can define the best Sectors or Industries. Today,
I'm combining my two favorite ways:

1) I'm ranking the sectors based on the average Zacks Rank.

2) I'm ranking the sectors based on the percentage of stocks trading within
10% of their 52 week highs.

And the top five Sectors based on this scoring method are:

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