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Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: CIRCOR International, Monsanto Co., Olin Corporation and Arrow Electronics

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), Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON), Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) and Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW).

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 is fresh off of its 52-week and all-time high after the company raised its annual guidance for 2008. CIRCOR's global reach and diverse end users have it growing 26% over the next five years and is reasonably priced, with a PEG ratio of .62.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!):

Growth & Income Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON)

Monsanto Co., a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company, continues to outperform the industry in both the growth and income categories. MONs earnings per share are expected to grow by 19% over the next 3 5 years, versus the industry average projection of 15%. The majority of the companies within Monsantos industry group offer no dividend, while Monsantos dividend yield stands at 0.8%.

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

Momentum Olin Corporation's (NYSE: OLN)

Olin Corporation's share price has been steadily advancing for most of the year, recently hitting a new 52-week and all-time high above $29. This recent price strength comes on the heels of the company's strong second-quarter results in which revenue was up 38% from the same period last year.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW)

Arrow Electronics saw sales rise 6% in the second quarter as business remained strong across all of its segments. The company has surprised on estimates 2 out of the last 4 quarters on average of 1.21%. Arrow has a forward P/E of 9.26.

Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!):

How to Regularly Access Picks from the Zacks Rank Discovery for Free:

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

About Zacks is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978 by Len Zacks. The company continually processes stock reports issued by 3,000 analysts from 150 brokerage firms. It monitors more than 200,000 earnings estimates, looking for changes.

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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Disclaimer: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

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