For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – November 16, 2009 – Zacks Equity Research highlights Infosys (INFY) as the Bull of the Day and Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on American International Group (AIG), Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC).

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Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

Bull of the Day:

We are upgrading Infosys (INFY) to an Outperform rating with a target price of $57. Through the ongoing economic downturn, the company has invested in Research & Development as well as intellectual property-based solutions. It continues to focus on large deals targeted at organizational transformation where there is a dearth of vendor talent.

The company continues to win new customers and manages to keep its order book healthy. It is increasing its presence in the emerging markets of Mexico, Brazil, China and India from where an increasing proportion of revenue can be sourced in the coming years.

Finally, its solid balance sheet and cash flow generation provides support to our estimates.

Bear of the Day:

Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) reported first quarter fiscal 2010 earnings of 31 cents per share, which was below the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. The company had earned 25 cents per share in the year-ago period.

Myriad Genetics spun off its therapeutics business in July 2009 to focus on molecular diagnostics going forward. Although the molecular diagnostics business is performing well, we remain concerned about the slowdown in revenue growth in recent quarters.

The competition confronting Myriad Genetics products in the biotechnology and genetics testing field is also a concern. We have an Underperform rating on the stock.

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Pay Czar to Allow Competitive Pay

The U.S. Treasury’s pay czar, who oversees compensation for the highest-paid employees at the firms that received U.S. taxpayer assistance, said on Thursday that he is concerned that pay cuts could obstruct the ability of these firms to retain and attract top talent. However, the pay czar would be open to requests to hire new executives at competitive industry rates.

The pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, decides compensation packages for the highest-paid employees at the seven firms that have received substantial support from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The pay restrictions were imposed on these firms to enable them to repay government money by controlling excessive pay.

The seven firms, whose top 25 earners received an average 50% lower pay last month by the order of the pay czar, are American International Group (AIG), Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC), Chrysler Financial, Chrysler Group LLC, General Motors and GMAC Inc.

Though all seven firms that are subject to such scrutiny have expressed concerns about the impact of pay limits, none of them has appealed to the pay czar.

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