For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – November 11, 2009 – Four free stock picks are being made available today on Zacks.com. 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: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Harris Corporation (HRS), World Fuel Services Corp. (INT) and United Stationers Inc. (USTR).
    
Today, Zacks is promoting its ”Buy” stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free at http://at.zacks.com/?id=5607

Zacks #1 Rank Stocks have nearly tripled the S&P 500 since 1988, producing an average annual return of +26%. Performance has been notable even during volatile and down times. For example, during the last bear market, 2000-2002, the market tumbled -37.6% – but Zacks #1 Rank stocks gained +43.8%.

Here is a summary of today’s selected stocks that are now highly rated by Zacks:          
       
Aggressive Growth – Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
Starbucks Corporation has been in a turnaround mode the last few quarters. Last week it posted its third earnings surprise in a row. Its turnaround strategy appears to be paying off for shareholders as the stock is now trading at new 52-week highs.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309

Growth & Income – Harris Corporation (HRS)
Harris Corporation recently posted fiscal first-quarter earnings of 83 cents per share, topping the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 9%. The company also hiked its earnings guidance and analysts followed suit.

Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310
  
Momentum – World Fuel Services Corp. (INT)
World Fuel Services Corp. just reported better than expected Q3 results, making it four out of the last four quarters that the company has beat the Street.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311

Value – United Stationers Inc. (USTR)
United Stationers Inc. has surprised on the Zacks Consensus Estimate 4 consecutive quarters by an average of 28.24% as inventory reduction has boosted the bottom line. The company is trading with a forward P/E of 13.32.

Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4312

How to Regularly Access Picks from the Zacks Rank Discovery for Free:  http://at.zacks.com/?id=5607
 
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. in Mathematics 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 at http://at.zacks.com/?id=5607 

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Aggressive Growth Stocks:
Contact: Bill Wilton
Phone: 312-265-9277

or

Growth & Income Stocks:
Contact: Alex Kolb
Phone: 312-265-9149

or

Momentum Stocks:
Contact: Michael Vodicka
Phone: 312-265-9226

or

Value Stocks:
Contact: Tracey Ryniec
Phone: 312-265-9232

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