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Four free stock picks are being made available today on 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: Atmel, Corp (Nasdaq: ATML), Copa Holdings, S. A. (NYSE: CPA), Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) and Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA)

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

From 1988 through the present – a period that included serious corrections and recessions – the Zacks #1 Rank Stocks have nearly tripled the market with a fully documented average gain of +28% per year.

Here is a summary of today’s selected stocks that are now highly rated by Zacks:

Aggressive Growth – Atmel, Corp (Nasdaq: ATML)
Atmel, Corp posted a record high revenue level last quarter and estimates are on the rise. With shares holding a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) the stock is poised for a great 2011.

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Growth & Income – Copa Holdings, S. A. (NYSE: CPA)
They say the quickest way to become a millionaire is to start as a billionaire and buy an airline. That may be true in the saturated markets of the developed world, but because of a surging middle class, opportunities abound in the emerging markets.  Copa Holdings, S. A. is one airline that is benefiting from the growth in Latin America. The company is growing earnings as it is able to more than offset rising fuel costs with higher revenues.

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Momentum – Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL)

Foot Locker, Inc. is leaping higher like a pole vaulter donning Nike’s latest shoe, recently hitting a new multi-year high after reporting blowout Q1 results that came in well ahead of expectations. With estimates on the rise and strong industry rank, this Zacks #1 rank stock is a momentum baller.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value – Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA)

The specialty chemical companies have pricing power. Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. saw revenue surge 26% in the first quarter as both prices and volumes rose. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) is cheap with a forward P/E of 9.

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. 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 here:

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, 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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