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Zacks Sell List Highlights: Speedway Motorsports, New Oriental Education & Tech Grp, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Patterson

  Zacks Sell List Highlights: Speedway Motorsports, New Oriental Education &
               Tech Grp, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Patterson

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 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): Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK) and New Oriental
Education & Tech Grp (NYSE:EDU). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell)
on two other widely held stocks: Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (NYSE:BUD) and
Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO).

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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 TRK and EDU 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:

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK) announced third -quarter profit of 27
cents per share on November 7 which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate
by 17 cents. The diluted earnings per share also fell by 53.45% on a
year-over-year basis. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year
slipped 20 cents per share to 88 cents in the last 60 days. Next year's
estimate also dipped 23 cents per share to 97 cents per share in that time
span.

New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (NYSE:EDU) posted a first -quarter profit of
61 cents per share on October 29, which came in 24 cent wider than the average
forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2012 fell to a profit of 87 cents
per share from $1.11 over the past two months with none out of 7 covering
analysts slashed forecasts. Next year's forecasts slipped 11 cents to $1.16
per share in the same time span.

Here is a synopsis of why BUD and PDCO 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;

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (NYSE:BUD) third -quarter profit of $1.17 per share,
posted on November 07, lagged analysts projections by nearly 8.59%. For 2012,
the Zacks Consensus Estimate moved down 5 cents in the last 60 days as 1 out
of the 10 covering analysts cut back on forecasts. The forecast for next year
slid 6 cents to $5.18 per share in the same time span.

Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) reported a second-quarter profit of 44
cents per share on November 20, that fell 8.33% short of the Zacks Consensus
Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently pegged at $2.03 per
share, compared with the last 30 days projection of $2.12. Next year's
forecast dropped 9 cents per share in the same period.

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