Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Newpark Resources, Nu Skin Enterprises, Sturm, Ruger & Co and Rockwood Holdings

Aug 04, 2011, 09:30 ET from Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 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: Newpark Resources (NYSE: NR), Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS), Sturm, Ruger & Co (NYSE: RGR) and Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC).

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 – Newpark Resources (NYSE: NR)

Newpark Resources is coming off a record-setting quarter and analysts are growing more bullish by the day.

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Growth & Income – Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS)

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. recently reported better than expected results for its second quarter driven by continued strong growth in the emerging markets.

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Momentum – Sturm, Ruger & Co (NYSE: RGR)

Sturm, Ruger & Co is having an awesome 2011, recently surging into a new all-time high after reporting an impressive Q2 earnings surprise of 33%. With an average earnings surprise of 17% over the last four quarters and estimates on the rise, this Zacks #1 Rank stock has its sight set on momentum.

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Value – Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC)

The specialty chemical companies aren't seeing any global slowdown . . . yet. Rockwood Holdings, Inc.  saw sales jump double digits in the second quarter on strong demand. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) also has attractive valuations with a forward P/E of 14.

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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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