Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: Towers Watson, Swift Transportation, Healthsouth, Motorcar Parts and Tractor

   Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: Towers Watson, Swift
        Transportation, Healthsouth, Motorcar Parts and Tractor Supply

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CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2013

CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stocks in this week's article include:
Towers Watson (NYSE: TW – Free Report), Swift Transportation (NYSE: SWFT –
Free Report), Healthsouth (NYSE: HLS – Free Report), Motorcar Parts (NASDAQ:
MPAA – Free Report) and Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ: TSCO – Free Report). Kevin
Matras shows how to find winning stock picking ideas in the government's
economic reports, especially the recent Employment Situation report.

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Screen of the Week written by Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research:

Every week the government and other entities release economic reports that
cover all areas of the economy. On virtually any given day there could be
anywhere from one to a handful of reports. And while the financial media does
cover them, they usually focus on headline numbers without doing a deeper
dive.

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This is unfortunate because within these reports often exists money making
details that can quickly be uncovered with just an extra few minutes of
reading.

For example: in the Employment Situation report, it details which sectors saw
the most new jobs, or labor force expansion, and which ones contracted. I like
this report for stock picking because if an industry is hiring lots of new
people, then that must mean there's lots of new activity to warrant it. And
business activity usually means more money and profits for those companies and
their stocks.

Once these reports point you in the right direction, you can then plug in the
appropriate sectors and industries to capitalize on this information and find
the best stocks within those groups.

Profitable stock ideas can come at any time and any place. But instead of
waiting for the next great stock to fall into your lap, you can actively
search for them. And by reading a few extra reports and then putting those
ideas into a capable screener, you'll soon be amazed and some of your newest
picks. And you'll feel pretty smart after finding them too.

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