Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Black Diamond, The Timken Company, CF Industry Holdings and CNH Global N.V.

Nov 03, 2011, 09:30 ET from Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four free stock picks are being made available today on The industry's leading independent research firm highlights one Zacks #1 Rank Strong Buy or a Zacks #2 Rank Buy stock for each of the four main styles of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income, Momentum, and Value.


The four highlighted picks are: Black Diamond, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDE), The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), CF Industry Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) and CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH).

Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free.

From 1988 through the present – a period that included serious corrections and recessions – the Zacks #1 Rank Stocks have nearly tripled the market with a fully documented average gain of +28% per year.

Here is a summary of today's selected stocks that are now highly rated by Zacks:

Aggressive Growth – Black Diamond, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDE)

Black Diamond, Inc. is fresh of an earnings surprise that gave investors plenty to smile about. Sales were up, earnings are trending higher, and the company's latest growth initiative has everyone optimistic about his Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

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Growth & Income – The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR)

The Timken Company delivered excellent third quarter results on October 27 with sales and EPS both beating the Zacks Consensus Estimates, and management raising its guidance for the remainder of the year.

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Momentum – CF Industry Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF)

CF Industry Holdings, Inc. saw big gains in November, jumping close to 50% after rebounding from the tough market sell off. With another earnings surprise in hand and rising estimates, this Zacks #1 Rank stock will help your portfolio grow some momentum.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH)

There are now 7 billion people on planet Earth. What are they all going to eat? CNH Global N.V. is cashing in on strong farm equipment demand. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) just reported third quarter results and saw farm equipment sales soar. But shares still have attractive valuations, with a price-to-sales ratio of just 0.5.

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Underlying the four free stock picks is a simple truth that first appeared in a Financial Analysts Journal article published in 1979. Leonard Zacks, a Ph.D. from M.I.T. found that "earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force impacting stock prices."  Zacks #1 Rank is awarded to a stock when analysts sharply upgrade their estimates of what the company will earn.

Today, Zacks is promoting its stock recommendations by offering four daily picks free to those who register here:

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