Zacks Sell List Highlights: WMS Industries, Elizabeth Arden, Monro Muffler Brake and Quest Diagnostics

  Zacks Sell List Highlights: WMS Industries, Elizabeth Arden, Monro Muffler
                         Brake and Quest Diagnostics

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 5, 2013

CHICAGO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ releases details on a group
of stocks that are currently members of the exclusive Zacks Rank #5 List –
Stocks to Sell Now. These stocks are currently rated as a Zacks Rank #5
(Strong Sell): WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS)  and Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
(NASDAQ:RDEN). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely
held stocks: Monro Muffler Brake Inc (NASDAQ:MNRO) and Quest Diagnostics Inc


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

Since inception in 1988, the S&P 500 has outperformed the Zacks Rank #5 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 RDEN 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 second-quarter profit of 15 cents per
share on February 06 which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1 cent.
The diluted earnings per share also fell by 44.44% on a year-over-year basis.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slipped 6 cents per share to
96 cents in the last 30 days. Next year's estimate also dipped 9 cents per
share to $1.16 per share in that time span.

Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDEN) posted a second -quarter profit of $1.58
per share on February 07, which came in 5 cents wider than the average
forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2013 fell to a profit of $2.39 per
share from $2.66 over the past month with 4 out of 4 covering analysts slashed
forecasts. Next year's forecasts slipped 15 cents to $3.04 per share in the
same time span.

Here is a synopsis of why MNRO and DGX 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

Monro Muffler Brake Inc

(NASDAQ:MNRO) third -quarter profit of 35 cents per share, posted on January
29, and lagged analysts' projections by nearly 2.8%. For 2013, the Zacks
Consensus Estimate moved down 14 cents to $1.30 in the last 60 days as 5 out
of the 5 covering analysts cut back on forecasts. The forecast for next year
slid 10 cents to $1.84 per share in the same time span.

Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) reported a fourth-quarter profit of $1.01 per
share on January 23, that fell 3.8% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The
full-year average forecast is currently pegged at $4.41 per share, compared
with the last 60 days projection of $4.84. Next year's forecast dropped 38
cents per share in the same period.

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