Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Emergency Medical Services Corp., Raytheon Company, AeroVironment and Solera Holdings

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: Emergency Medical Services Corp. (NYSE: EMS), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), AeroVironment, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAV) and Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH).

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 Emergency Medical Services Corp. (NYSE: EMS)

Emergency Medical Services Corp. just reported great third-quarter results and shares are responding. The company also completed another acquisition as analysts continue to raise estimates.

Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!):

Growth & Income Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)

Raytheon Company continues to boast a Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy). The company has seen analysts hike estimates as they forecast year-over-year earnings growth of 22% for 2008.

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

Momentum AeroVironment, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAV)

AeroVironment's share price has logged an impressive performance in 2008, advancing along a steady upward trend as many other segments of the market have weakened. The company's second-quarter results were solid and the analyst community remains bullish on the company's current and next-year period.

Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!):

Value Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH)

Solera Holdings saw revenues rise 15% in the first quarter of 2009 as the processing of auto insurance claims remained strong. The company has surprised on estimates 4 consecutive quarters by an average of 14.19%. Solera is trading at 12.3x forward earnings.

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

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.

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Aggressive Growth Stocks:
Contact: Bill Wilton
Phone: 312-265-9277
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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