About Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research is a Chicago based firm with over 30 years of experience in providing institutional and individual investors with the analytical tools and financial information necessary to the success of their investment process.


Founded in 1978, Zacks' early contribution to investment analysis was the discovery by Len Zacks that:


Earnings per share estimate revisions are the most powerful force affecting stock prices.


This discovery gave birth to the Zacks Indicator (http://www.zackspro.com/zind_zrank.asp) which, along with being the first to calculate consensus EPS estimates of quarterly earnings, and to create the concept of EPS surprises, as well as the first to analyze price response to EPS surprises placed Zacks among the top innovating pioneers in the investment industry.


In 1981, Zacks began processing, organizing and evaluating research produced by US brokerage firms. Today Zacks receives daily electronic data feeds and printed research reports on over 8,500 North American publicly traded companies from over 185 brokerage firms, produced by more than 3,200 analysts amounting to over 500,000 pages of brokerage research. In addition, ZIR records 25,000 earnings estimate revisions and changes in broker recommendations weekly. This information is made available through institutional and non-institutional product lines and websites such as MSN MoneyCentral, Quicken.com, Bloomberg.com and FoxBusiness.com, as well as our own websites.


From this foundation, Zacks has developed a wide array of information products and tools to serve both individual and institutional investors:


Individual Investors:


Today, Wall Street continues to use Zacks research including the Zacks Rank and Zacks Equity Research, which combines the best of quantitative and qualitative analysis.


This same professional strength research is now available to individual investors on our web site, Zacks.com(http://www.zacks.com), and through our other services. To learn more about Zacks research services for individual investors, click here(http://www.zacks.com/products).


Zacks also manages money on behalf of high net worth investors. We strive to help our clients achieve their investment objectives by combining the expertise of Ben Zacks and Mitch Zacks with proven quantitative models. To learn more about Zacks wealth management services, click here(http://www.zackswmg.com).


Institutional Investors:


For over 30 years, Zacks Institutional Services (http://www.zackspro.com/) has provided professional investors with a wide range of Quantitative and Fundamental tools designed to give them "The Power to Outperform"™ in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Our goal is simple: To earn, and keep our clients trust by never wavering from our commitment to help them enhance their returns, and maximize their productivity. In doing so we've developed several tools to meet these needs, incorporating backtesting, reporting, proprietary models, raw data & full text research reports all at a competitive market price.


As one of the top market data and proprietary investment data providers to the buy-side, sell-side, and individual investor community, Zacks includes among its clients: JP Morgan Chase, Legg Mason, ValueLine, Morningstar, Bloomberg, Fidelity, and Bank of America. Renowned for its' comprehensive product line, expertise, flexibility, and personal service, Zacks is the vendor of choice for firms servicing institutional investors. To learn more about Zacks Institutional Services, click here.