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Interesting... Zacks sell news is always popping up on the companies I'm just getting interested in. How should their ratings performance be rated?

 

I hope someone revisits this post in say 3, 5 maybe 10 years to compare their picks to BRK.  :-)

 

 

 

Also, this Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) stock did not witness any positive earnings estimate revision in the last 60 days. The Zacks Consensus Estimate lost 5.6% for 2016 and 7.9% for 2017 over the last 8 weeks. Additionally, shares of Berkshire Hathaway seem expensive as its P/E is 19.3% higher than the industry average of 16.2%.

 

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Assured picks

 

 

Since insurance stocks are poised for growth no matter what the Fed chooses to do, the space is bound to attract attention. Here, we always look to maximize our return on investment, with Berkshire or Warren Buffet being the guiding star. Taking nothing away from Berkshire, we have picked some solid operators in the space that have the potential to boost one’s portfolio even more.

 

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/3-insurance-stocks-buy-instead-194507128.html

 

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Zacks reporting sounds like ValueLine's self promotion.

 

Years ago I looked at ValueLine's reported performance and found it hard to believe. Then some funds started up mimicking their #1 rankings and they sure weren't stellar performers.

 

 

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-value-line-enigma/

 

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Interesting... Zacks sell news is always popping up on the companies I'm just getting interested in. How should their ratings performance be rated?

 

I hope someone revisits this post in say 3, 5 maybe 10 years to compare their picks to BRK.  :-)

 

 

 

Also, this Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) stock did not witness any positive earnings estimate revision in the last 60 days. The Zacks Consensus Estimate lost 5.6% for 2016 and 7.9% for 2017 over the last 8 weeks. Additionally, shares of Berkshire Hathaway seem expensive as its P/E is 19.3% higher than the industry average of 16.2%.

 

...

Assured picks

 

 

Since insurance stocks are poised for growth no matter what the Fed chooses to do, the space is bound to attract attention. Here, we always look to maximize our return on investment, with Berkshire or Warren Buffet being the guiding star. Taking nothing away from Berkshire, we have picked some solid operators in the space that have the potential to boost one’s portfolio even more.

 

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/3-insurance-stocks-buy-instead-194507128.html

 

 

Long term BRK investors do not bother about Zacks recommendations.

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Ilumina is currently down nearly 24% today, so when I saw what Zacks said yesterday, I just had to have some fun (at Zack's expense) and post it here. 

 

(earnings vs revenue outlook)

 

 

Is a Surprise Coming for Illumina (ILMN) This Earnings Season?

 

April 18, 2016

by Zacks Equity Research  Published on April 18, 2016

 

"Why is this Important?

 

A positive reading for the Zacks Earnings ESP has proven to be very powerful in producing both positive surprises, and outperforming the market. Our recent 10 year backtest shows that stocks that have a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) or better show a positive surprise nearly 70% of the time, and have returned over 28% on average in annual returns (see more Top Earnings ESP stocks here). "

 

 

http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/213577/is-a-surprise-coming-for-illumina-ilmn-this-earnings-season

 

 

 

 

Illumina (ILMN): Stock Poised to Beat Q1 Earnings

 

by Zacks Equity Research  Published on April 18, 2016

 

 

"Why a Likely Positive Surprise?

 

Our proven model shows that the company is likely to beat earnings because it has the right combination of two key ingredients.

 

Zacks ESP: Illumina has an Earnings ESP of +1.28%. That is because the Most Accurate estimate is 79 cents while the Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged lower at 78 cents. This is a meaningful and leading indicator of a likely positive earnings surprise.

 

Zacks Rank: Illumina has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Note that stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 have a significantly higher chance of beating earnings estimates. Conversely, Sell-rated stocks (Zacks Rank #4 or 5) should never be considered going into an earnings announcement.

The combination of Illumina’s Zacks Rank #3 and +1.28% ESP makes us confident of an earnings beat at the company."

 

 

 

http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/213549/illumina-ilmn-stock-poised-to-beat-q1-earnings?cid=CS-SEEKAPH-FT-213549&source=sa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's news:

 

First Zacks:

 

Illumina (ILMN): Bleak Q1 Preliminary Results Hurt Stock

by Zacks Equity Research  Published on April 19, 2016

 

 

"Finally, it is rather difficult to predict Illumina’s first-quarter 2016 performance solely based on the aforementioned preliminary figures and the company’s position as a major player in the genomics space. So, investors have to wait till May 3 to gain an insight into the actual first-quarter figures of the company.

 

Illumina currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).Other favorably ranked stocks in the medical sector are..."

 

 

http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/213749/illumina-ilmn-bleak-q1-preliminary-results-hurt-stock?cid=CS-SEEKAPH-FT-213749&source=sa

 

 

 

 

 

Illumina's stock heads for biggest-ever price drop after revenue warning

Published: Apr 19, 2016

 

"Illumina Inc.'s stock ILMN, -23.55% plunged in heavy volume in morning trade Tuesday, putting it on track to suffer the biggest one-day price loss in the 16 years since it went public..."

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/illuminas-stock-heads-for-biggest-ever-price-drop-after-revenue-warning-2016-04-19

 

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Here's a couple Zacks generated stories on shares I owned in the early 2000s and periodically check in on. Eight days and a few pennies movement in the stock and no other operational news that I could see yet Zacks flips back and forth... just like my post here - it's all more clutter.  :-)

 

 

Absolute Software (ALSWF) Cut to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Posted by Lucas Kauffman on Mar 24th, 2017

 

Absolute Software (NASDAQ:ALSWF) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Friday.

 

https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/03/24/absolute-software-alswf-cut-to-sell-at-zacks-investment-research.html

 

 

Absolute Software (ALSWF) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Posted by Joanna Charbonneau on Mar 16th, 2017

 

Absolute Software (NASDAQ:ALSWF) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

 

https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/03/24/absolute-software-alswf-cut-to-sell-at-zacks-investment-research.html

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