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Zacks Sell List Highlights: Advisory Board Co., Agnico-Eagle Mines, Penn National Gaming and Bob Evans Farms



   Zacks Sell List Highlights: Advisory Board Co., Agnico-Eagle Mines, Penn
                     National Gaming and Bob Evans Farms

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 4, 2013

CHICAGO, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com 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): The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO) and Agnico-Eagle Mines
Limited (NYSE:AEM). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other
widely held stocks: Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ:PENN) and Bob Evans
Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE).

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To see the full Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now visit:
http://at.zacks.com/?id=92

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 ABCO and AEM 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:

The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO) announced third-quarter profit of 22
cents per share on February 06 which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate
by 3 cents. The diluted earnings per share also fell by 6.38% on a
year-over-year basis. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year
slipped 9 cents per share to 92 cents in the last 60 days. Next year's
estimate also dipped 21 cents per share to $1.03 per share in that time span.

Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) posted a fourth -quarter profit of 39
cents per share on February 14, which came in 6 cents wider than the average
forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2013 fell to a profit of $2.04 per
share from $2.17 over the past month with 3 out of 14 covering analysts
slashed forecasts. Next year's forecasts slipped 22 cents to $2.36 per share
in the same time span.

Here is a synopsis of why PENN and BOBE 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;

Penn National Gaming, Inc

(NASDAQ:PENN) fourth-quarter profit of 28 cents per share, posted on February
07, and lagged analysts' projections by nearly 41.7%. For 2013, the Zacks
Consensus Estimate moved down 1 cent to $2.49 in the last 30 days as 1 out of
the 12 covering analysts cut back on forecasts. The forecast for next year
slid 4 cents to $2.76 per share in the same time span.

Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) reported a third-quarter profit of 56 cents
per share on February 19, that fell nearly 1.8% short of the Zacks Consensus
Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently pegged at $2.53 per
share, compared with the last 60 days projection of $2.62. Next year's
forecast dropped 6 cents per share in the same period.

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