Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: CIRCOR International, Comfort Systems USA, Monsanto Company and Talisman Energy

Four free stock picks are being made available today on The industrys 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: CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR), Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX), Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE: TLM).

Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free at

Zacks #1 Rank Stocks have nearly tripled the S&P 500 since 1988, producing an average annual return of +30%. 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 CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR)

CIRCOR International's share price has had an amazing year in a tough environment, rallying from a low point just above $35 to a high-water mark of over $54. The company just reported another healthy quarter in which income was up sharply from the same period last year. Based upon the current-year earnings projection, this stock looks attractively valued relative to the overall market.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!):

Growth & Income Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX)

Comfort Systems USA is another solid Growth and Income pick. Its most recent income payout was a quarterly dividend of $0.045 per share, which equates to a yield of 1.4%. Growth is evident in the companys first-quarter earnings per share of 20 cents, which soared past the year-prior four cents and jumped ahead of the consensus estimate by nearly 54%.

Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!):

Momentum Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON)

Monsanto Company has once again showcased its financial strength and market dominance by reporting outstanding third-quarter results in which profit was up 42% from the same period last year. Based upon this stock's current price and analyst's earnings projections, shares are currently trading at a premium to the market. But when considering the company's current growth trajectory, it may be worth "paying up" for its shares.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value Talisman Energy, Inc. (NYSE: TLM)

Talisman Energy is expanding exploration in Southeast Asia, the North Sea and the Middle East as crude and natural gas prices soar higher. The company has surprised on estimates two out of the last four quarters. Talisman has a forward P/E of 10.89.

Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!):

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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. 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

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Then, when changes are discovered, theyre applied to help assign more than 4,400 stocks into five Zacks Rank categories: #1 Strong Buy, #2 Buy, #3 Hold, #4 Sell, and #5 Strong Sell. This proprietary stock-picking system continues to outperform the market by a nearly 3-to-1 margin.

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Aggressive Growth Stocks:
Roopak Chakravarty
Phone: 312-265-9188
Growth & Income Stocks:
Alex Kolb
Phone: 312-265-9149
Momentum Stocks:
Michael Vodicka
Phone: 312-265-9226
Value Stocks:
Tracey Ryniec
Phone: 312-265-9232

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