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Zacks.com releases the list of companies likely to issue earnings
surprises. Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM)
has topped expectations for 3 consecutive quarters. Ahead of the
company’s fiscal second-quarter report, 3 analysts have raised their
projections. The changes were not significant enough to move the Zacks
Consensus Estimate from its current level of $1 per share, though the
most accurate estimate is a penny higher, at $1.01 per share. Research
in Motion is scheduled to report on Thursday, Sep 24, after the close of
trading.

Since 1988, the Zacks Rank has proven that “Earnings estimate revisions
are the most powerful force impacting stock prices.” Since inception in
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During the 2000-2002 bear market, Zacks #1 Rank stocks gained +43.8%,
while the S&P 500 tumbled -37.6%. Also note that the Zacks Rank system
has just as many Strong Sell recommendations (Rank #5) as Strong Buy
recommendations (Rank #1). Since 1988, Zacks Rank #5 stocks have
underperformed the S&P 500 by 111% annually (-0.8% versus +8%). Thus,
the Zacks Rank system allows investors to truly manage portfolio trading
effectively.

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