Zacks Investment Research is a Chicago-based research and money management firm founded in 1978 to provide institutional investors with quantitative models designed to predict stock prices for US companies. The product line has expanded over the years to provide a wide range of investment-related information services and software tools to individual investors.
Zacks stock research methodology represents a blend of quantitative and fundamental research, with analyst-written research reports on approximately 960 stocks and quantitatively-driven one-page Snapshot reports on an additional 2,600 stocks. At the core of our rating system is the Zacks Rank, which reflects estimate revisions momentum and earnings surprises.
A new addition to the Zacks Equity Research Reports is the Zacks Style Score, which provides an additional tool for investors to sort through the large number of Zacks Rank 1 and 2 stocks at any time based on one or more of the Value, Growth and Momentum investment styles. The idea is to help investors pick the most appropriate Zacks Rank stocks based on their individual stock-picking preferences. The individual A, B, C, D, E or F Style Score for each stock results from a back-tested evaluation process that uses the metrics with the most predictive value for each style. The top-rated stocks combine Zacks Rank of 1 or 2 with Style Scores of A or B.