Zacks Sell List Highlights: Baker Hughes, Honda Motor, Philip Morris International and Tim Hortons

     Zacks Sell List Highlights: Baker Hughes, Honda Motor, Philip Morris
                        International and Tim Hortons

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2013 /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): Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) and Honda Motor Co Ltd (NYSE:HMC).
Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely held stocks:
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) and Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE:THI).

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Here is a synopsis of why BHI and HMC 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:

Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced third -quarter profit of 73
cents per share on November 2 which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate
by 11 cents. The diluted earnings per share also fell by 38.14% on a
year-over-year basis. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year
slipped 11 cents per share to $3.23 in the last 30 days. Next year's estimate
also dipped 43 cents per share to $3.24 per share in that time span.

Honda Motor Co Ltd (NYSE:HMC) posted a second -quarter profit of 59 cents per
share on November 5, which came in 33 cent wider than the average forecast.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2012 fell to a profit of $3.06 per share from
$3.21 over the past two months with none out of 2 covering analysts slashed
forecasts. Next year's forecasts slipped 19 cents to $3.72 per share in the
same time span.

Here is a synopsis of why PM and THI 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;

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) third -quarter profit of $1.38 per
share, posted on October 18, lagged analysts projections by nearly 0.72%. For
2012, the Zacks Consensus Estimate moved down 1 cent in the last 60 days as 1
out of the 12 covering analysts cut back on forecasts. The forecast for next
year slid 1 cent to $5.79 per share in the same time span.

Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE:THI) reported a third-quarter profit of $2.70 per share
on November 8, that fell 1.37% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The
full-year average forecast is currently pegged at $2.70 per share, compared
with the last 60 days projection of $2.71. Next year's forecast dropped 5
cents per share in the same period.

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