August 12, 2008 at 14:08 PM EDT
Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: True Religion Apparel, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies, The Andersons and Bunge Limited

Four free stock picks are being made available today on Zacks.com. 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: True Religion Apparel, Inc (Nasdaq: TRLG), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (NYSE: WAB), The Andersons Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) and Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG).

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 +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 True Religion Apparel, Inc (Nasdaq: TRLG)

True Religion Apparel recently announced a record-breaking quarter and is expanding faster than anticipated. The company's year-over-year earnings have increased 86% and have a five-year projected growth rate of 20%.

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

Growth & Income Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (NYSE: WAB)

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies recently declared a dividend of one cent per share and watched Wall Street hike forecasts after it delivered a strong second quarter. Sales for the quarter increased 20% year-over-year, reaching a record total of $390 million. Second-quarter earnings per share of 69 cents surpassed the year-prior 57 cents and exceeded the consensus estimate by 6%.

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

Momentum The Andersons Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE)

The Andersons recently raised its full-year earnings guidance twice within a 30-day period, underscoring the strength of demand the company is experiencing in its plant nutrient segment. The Anderson's second-quarter results were great and its share price has been steadily advancing in response to the bullish environment.

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

Value Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG)

Bunge continues to beat Wall Street estimates as fertilizers and agribusiness boom. The company has surprised on estimates 4 consecutive quarters on average of 73.91%. Bunge's forward P/E is 8.40.

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=88

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=88.

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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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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.

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