All Star Analysts Portfolio Highlights: ENSCO Int'l, Essex Corporation, IDEX Corporation and Wachovia Corporation.CHICAGO -- Zacks.com just released its latest additions and deletions to its proprietary All Star Analyst portfolio. Members on this exclusive list include ENSCO International ENSCO International is the largest offshore Jack-Up Oil and Gas well drilling corporation , with 50 offshore Jack-Up and 5 Semi-submersible drilling rig's servicing domestic US, international, and Scientific drilling markets. , Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :ESV ESV end-systolic volume. ), Essex Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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IEX Inter-Exchange Carrier ) and Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB). View the entire list of stocks on the All Star Analyst portfolio at http://at.zacks.com/?id=510.
This exclusive portfolio represents all stocks with a Strong Buy rating from at least four analysts with a 5-Star All Star ranking. These are the brokerage analysts whose stock recommendations proved to be the most profitable for investors. Since July 2002, this portfolio has generated an annualized annualized
Of or relating to a variable that has been mathematically converted to a yearly rate. Inflation and interest rates are generally annualized since it is on this basis that these two variables are ordinarily stated and compared. return of 9.34%, exceeding the S&P 500. Here is a synopsis of why these stocks are in the All Star Analysts Portfolio:
ENSCO International, Inc. (NYSE:ESV) is scheduled to report its third quarter results on Oct 24. For its second quarter, the company posted earnings per share of $1.27 that beat the consensus by almost 5% while surging year over year. Revenues of $478.8 million advanced from $246.3 million. It was ENSCO's third straight quarter with record revenue and net income. ENSCO said it remains confident with regard to both its markets and its financial prospects.
Essex Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) announced last week the completion of its Adaptive Optics Associates acquisition, which is expected to be accretive immediately. As a result, the company raised its revenue guidance for 2006 to between $240 million and $250 million. Essex also enhanced its preliminary revenue guidance for 2007 to between $330 million and $350 million. All Stars continue to like this provider of advanced signal, image, information processing information processing: see data processing.
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IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) is a Zacks #2 Rank company that remains on the All Star Portfolio. Earlier this month, the company announced the completion of its acquisition of Banjo Corporation. Banjo is a leader in special purpose, severe duty pumps, valves, fittings and systems. The total cash purchase price was $183 million. IDEX is scheduled to report its third quarter numbers next week.
Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB) announced earlier this month that it completed the merger with Golden West Financial Corporation. Although there are concerns about the takeover on Wall Street, Wachovia said the combination enhances its market presence, product set and mix of businesses. The financial services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. giant is scheduled to report its third quarter results on Oct 16. In the second quarter, the company said its team delivered record results in three of its four major businesses. Earnings per share of $1.18, excluding items, topped the consensus by 2.6% and bettered the year-ago performance. Revenue rose 14%.
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