Zacks Sell List Highlights: WMS Industries, LifePoint Hospitals, Lorillard and Tiffany

Zacks Sell List Highlights: WMS Industries, LifePoint Hospitals, Lorillard and

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2012 /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): WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS)  and LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
(NASDAQ:LPNT). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely
held stocks: Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO) and Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF).


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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 WMS and LPNT 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:

WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS) announced first -quarter profit of 17 cents per
share on November 5 which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2 cents.
The diluted earnings per share also fell by 29.17% on a year-over-year basis.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slipped 20 cents per share
to $1.02 in the last 60 days. Next year's estimate also dipped 18 cents per
share to $1.26 per share in that time span.

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) posted a third -quarter profit of 60
cents per share on October 26, which came in 16 cent wider than the average
forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2012 fell to a profit of $3.04 per
share from $3.38 over the past two months with none out of 7 covering analysts
slashed forecasts. Next year's forecasts slipped 43 cents to $3.31 per share
in the same time span.

Here is a synopsis of why LO and TIF 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;

Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO) third -quarter profit of $2.17 per share, posted on
October 24, lagged analysts projections by nearly 3.12%. For 2012, the Zacks
Consensus Estimate moved down 18 cents in the last 60 days as 1 out of the 11
covering analysts cut back on forecasts. The forecast for next year slid 29
cents to $9.09 per share in the same time span.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) reported a third-quarter profit of 49 cents per share
on November 29, that fell 22.22% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The
full-year average forecast is currently pegged at $3.27 per share, compared
with the last 30 days projection of $3.59. Next year's forecast dropped 31
cents per share in the same period.

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