Zacks Sell List Highlights: Polypore International, Ternium, Churchill Downs and Rockwood Holdings

 Zacks Sell List Highlights: Polypore International, Ternium, Churchill Downs
                            and Rockwood Holdings

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 5, 2013

CHICAGO, April 5, 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): Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) and Ternium S.A.
(NYSE:TX). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely
held stocks: Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) and Rockwood Holdings, Inc.
(NYSE:ROC).

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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 PPO and TX 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:

Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) announced fourth-quarter profit of 33
cents per share on February 20 which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate
by 13 cents. The diluted earnings per share also fell by 38.89% on a
year-over-year basis. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year
slipped 39 cents per share to $1.69 in the last 60 days. Next year's estimate
also dipped 52 cents per share to $2.21 per share in that time span.

Ternium S.A. (NYSE:TX) posted a fourth -quarter loss of $1.29 per share on
February 20, which came in $1.72 wider than the average forecast. The Zacks
Consensus Estimate for 2013 fell to a profit of $2.57 per share from $2.87
over the past two months with 2 out of 5 covering analysts slashed forecasts.
Next year's forecasts slipped 13 cents to $2.97 per share in the same time
span.



Here is a synopsis of why CHDN and ROC 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;

Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) fourth-quarter profit of 14 cents per
share, posted on March 11, and lagged analysts' projections by nearly 26.3%.
For 2013, the Zacks Consensus Estimate moved down 47 cents to $3.25 in the
last 30 days as 2 out of the 2 covering analysts cut back on forecasts. The
forecast for next year slid 60 cents to $3.75 per share in the same time span.

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ROC) reported a fourth-quarter profit of 45
cents per share on February 28, that fell nearly 6.3% short of the Zacks
Consensus Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently pegged at
$3.78 per share, compared with the last 60 days projection of $3.86. Next
year's forecast dropped 12 cents per share in the same period.



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