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Zacks Sell List Highlights: Guess?, Helen of Troy, Arcos Dorados Holding and Regis



 Zacks Sell List Highlights: Guess?, Helen of Troy, Arcos Dorados Holding and
                                    Regis

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2012 /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): Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES)  and Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE).
Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely held stocks:
Arcos Dorados Holding Inc (NYSE:ARCO) and Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS).

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To see the full Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now visit:
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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 GES and HELE 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:

Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) announced second -quarter profit of 49 cents per share
on August 24 which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1 cent. The
diluted earnings per share also fell by 41.67% on a year-over-year basis. The
Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slipped 2 cents per share to
$2.17 in the last 30 days. Next year's estimate also dipped 4 cents per share
to $2.50 per share in that time span.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) posted a second -quarter profit of 72
cents per share on October 11, which came in 13 cents wider than the average
forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2012 fell to a profit of $3.55
cents per share from $3.75 over the past month with 2 out of 3 covering
analysts slashed forecasts. Next year's forecasts slipped 22 cents to $3.80
per share in the same time span.

Here is a synopsis of why ARCO and RGS 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;

Arcos Dorados Holding Inc (NYSE:ARCO) second-quarter profit of 6 cents per
share, posted on November 2, lagged analysts projections by nearly 25.0%. For
2012, the Zacks Consensus Estimate moved down 4 cent in the last 30 days as 4
out of the 4 covering analysts cut back on forecasts. The forecast for next
year slid 4 cents to 66 cents per share in the same time span.

Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) reported a first-quarter profit of 8 cents per
share on October 25, that fell 68.0% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
The full-year average forecast is currently pegged at 73 cents per share,
compared with the last 30 days projection of $1.17. Next year's forecast
dropped 45 cents per share in the same period.

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