Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Genesco, The TJX Companies, Under Armour and Sotheby's

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

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 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: Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO), The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX), Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) and Sotheby's Inc. (NYSE: BID).

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 – Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO)

Genesco Inc. has reported yet another earnings surprise since its original feature earlier this summer. The company raised its outlook and thanks to a weak market the valuations are attractive.

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Growth & Income – The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX)

The TJX Companies, Inc. continues to deliver excellent sales and profit growth as the struggling U.S. consumer hunts for bargains at this off-price retailer.

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Momentum – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA)

Under Armour, Inc. has seen big gains over the last two weeks after rebounding sharply from a key, long-term trend line. That movement has been driven by strong fundamentals, with an average earnings surprise of 22% over the last four quarters and bullish growth projection supporting momentum for this Zacks #1 Rank stock.

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Value – Sotheby's Inc. (NYSE: BID)

How hot has the art world been? Sotheby's Inc. just had the best quarter in the company's 267-year history. This Zacks #2 Rank (buy) has the powerful combination of both growth and value as it trades with a PEG ratio of just 0.6.

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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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