Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Omega Protein, The Home Depot, Celgene and Fidelity National Financial

Oct 18, 2011, 09:30 ET from Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 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: Omega Protein Corp (NYSE: OME), The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD), Celgene Corp (Nasdaq: CELG) and Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF).

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 – Omega Protein Corp (NYSE: OME)

Omega Protein Corp is seeing steady upward estimates revisions after its latest earnings surprise. The results ended a streak of misses and could be a sign that this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is set for a nice run.

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Growth & Income – The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD)

Despite a weak housing market, The Home Depot, Inc. continues to deliver better than expected results. The world's largest home improvement retailer reported second quarter earnings per share 5% ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate driven by solid same-store sales growth.

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Momentum – Celgene Corp (Nasdaq: CELG)

Celgene Corp is fresh off the heels of a new multi-year high, rebounding sharply after shares fell with the market in early August. With estimates on the rise and a bullish growth projection, this Zacks #1 Rank stock is showing some nice upward momentum.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF)

Fidelity National Financial trades at a discount to its peers and the overall market, with a forward P/E of 9.6X well into value territory. But estimates are on the rise too, providing a unique combination of growth and value for this Zacks #1 Rank stock.

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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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