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Zacks Sell List Highlights: Acacia Research, Williams Partners, Tornier and Fresh Market

 Zacks Sell List Highlights: Acacia Research, Williams Partners, Tornier and
                                 Fresh Market

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 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): Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)  and Williams
Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two
other widely held stocks: Tornier N.V. (NASDAQ:TRNX) and The Fresh Market Inc
(NASDAQ:TFM).

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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 ACTG and WPZ 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:

Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) announced third-quarter profit of 5
cents per share on October 18 which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate
by 17 cents. The diluted earnings per share also fell by 85.29% on a
year-over-year basis. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year
slipped 2 cents per share to $1.95 in the last 30 days. Next year's estimate
also dipped 7 cents per share to $1.98 per share in that time span.

Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) posted a third -quarter profit of 38 cents
per share on October 31, which came in 17 cents wider than the average
forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2012 fell to a profit of $2.05 per
share from $2.08 over the past month with none out of 10 covering analysts
slashed forecasts. Next year's forecasts slipped 14 cents to $2.34 per share
in the same time span.

Here is a synopsis of why TRNX and TFM 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;

Tornier N.V. (NASDAQ:TRNX) third -quarter loss of 13 cents per share, posted
on November 6, and lagged analysts' projections by nearly 44.44%. For 2012,
the Zacks Consensus Estimate moved down 4 cents in the last 60 days as none
out of the 7 covering analysts cut back on forecasts. The forecast for next
year slid 6 cents to a loss of 10 cents per share in the same time span.

The Fresh Market Inc (NASDAQ:TFM) reported a third-quarter profit of 23 cents
per share on November 28, that fell 11.54% short of the Zacks Consensus
Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently pegged at $1.36 per
share, compared with the last 60 days projection of $1.39. Next year's
forecast dropped 5 cents per share in the same period.

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