Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: East West Bancorp, Inc., Crane Co., The Boeing Co., Towers Watson & Co. and J&J Snack Foods Corp. PR Newswire CHICAGO, March 13, 2013 CHICAGO, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Stocks in this week's article include: East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EWBC), Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE: TW) and J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF). Kevin Matras goes over the 5 top Zacks Ranked Sectors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Screen of the Week written by Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research: It's that time again. Every few months, I like running this screen to see which Sectors are considered the best Sectors. Since roughly half of a stock's price move can be directly attributed to the group that it's in, it's important to stay on top of which groups are the best ones. I've done some testing over the past and found that, often times, just getting into an average stock in a strong group will outperform even the best stocks in a troubled group. Just because stocks in the best groups have a tendency to outperform, this doesn't mean you can just pick anything and make money. Far from it. But it illustrates how powerful the underlying group is to the success of your stock picking. There are several ways you can define the best Sectors or Industries. Today, I'm going to focus on just the Zacks Rank, which keys in on earnings estimate revisions and earnings surprises. So the better the average Zacks Rank is for the Sector, the better the chances that your stocks have a top Zacks Rank with a greater potential for positively surprising. For the rest of this Screen of the Week article please visit Zacks.com at: http://www.zacks.com/commentary/26244/ Sign up now for your free trial today and start picking better stocks immediately. And with the backtesting feature, you can test your ideas to see how you can improve your trading in both up markets and down markets. Don't wait for the market to get better before you decide to do better. Start learning how to be a better trader today: http://at.zacks.com/?id=111 Disclosure: Officers, directors and/or employees of Zacks Investment Research may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material. An affiliated investment advisory firm may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material. About Screen of the Week Zacks.com created the first and best screening system on the web earning the distinction as the "#1 site for screening stocks" by Money Magazine. But powerful screening tools is just the start. That is why Zacks created the Screen of the Week to highlight profitable stock picking strategies that investors can actively use. Each week, Zacks Profit from the Pros free email newsletter shares a new screening strategy. Learn more about it here http://at.zacks.com/?id=112 About Zacks Zacks.com is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978 by Leonard Zacks. As a PhD in mathematics Len knew he could find patterns in stock market data that would lead to superior investment results. Amongst his many accomplishments was the formation of his proprietary stock picking system; the Zacks Rank, which continues to outperform the market by nearly a 3 to 1 margin. The best way to unlock the profitable stock recommendations and market insights of Zacks Investment Research is through our free daily email newsletter; Profit from the Pros. In short, it's your steady flow of Profitable ideas GUARANTEED to be worth your time! Register for your free subscription to Profit from the Pros http://at.zacks.com/?id=113 Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/zacksresearch Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch Zacks Investment Research is under common control with affiliated entities (including a broker-dealer and an investment adviser), which may engage in transactions involving the foregoing securities for the clients of such affiliates. Visit http://www.zacks.com/performance for information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release. Disclaimer: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security. Contact: Jim Giaquinto Company: Zacks.com Phone: 312-265-9268 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.Zacks.com SOURCE Zacks Investment Research, Inc. Website: http://www.zacks.com
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