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: Ruby Tuesday, Inc (NYSE: RT), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NYSE: ATVI), Walgreen, Inc. (Nasdaq: WAG) and Complete Production Services, Inc. (NYSE: CPX).

Today, Zacks is promoting its ”Buy” stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free at http://at.zacks.com/?id=88

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 – Ruby Tuesday, Inc (NYSE: RT)

Ruby Tuesday, Inc recently posted its ninth consecutive earnings surprise. Estimates are on the rise and are projecting solid growth for the next 2 years.

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

Growth & Income – Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NYSE: ATVI)

There is no denying that video games are big business these days. For instance, Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced that sales of its Call of Duty: Black Ops game recently topped $1 billion.

Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310

Momentum – Walgreen, Inc. (Nasdaq: WAG)

Walgreen, Inc. just hit a new multi-year high of $41.65 after jumping higher in late December on a 15%, Q1 earnings surprise. With a discounted PE relative to its peers and bullish 16% growth projection, this Zacks #1 rank stock has a prescription for momentum.

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

Value – Complete Production Services, Inc. (NYSE: CPX)

The energy play is back as drilling has picked up across North America. Complete Production Services, Inc. has gone from an earnings loss in 2009 to big profit in 2010. Despite shares surging over the course of the last year, CPX still trades at just 10.7x forward estimates.

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

How to Regularly Access Top Zacks Rank Picks for Free: http://at.zacks.com/?id=7154

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=7155

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Zacks.com 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, they’re 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:
Contact: Bill Wilton
Phone: 312-265-9277
or
Growth & Income Stocks:
Contact: Rob Plaza
Phone: 312-265-9442
or
Momentum Stocks:
Contact: Michael Vodicka
Phone: 312-265-9226
or
Value Stocks:
Contact: Tracey Ryniec
Phone: 312-265-9232
Email: pr@zacks.com
Visit: www.zacks.com

Visit http://www.zacks.com/performance for information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release.

CONTACT: Bill Wilton, Aggressive Growth Stocks, +1-312-265-9277, or Rob Plaza, Growth & Income Stocks, +1-312-265-9442, or Michael Vodicka, Momentum Stocks, +1-312-265-9226, or Tracey Ryniec, Value Stocks, +1-312-265-9232, all of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., pr@zacks.com

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