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Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: H&E Equipment Services, KLA-Tencor and CAI International

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Chicago, IL – November 1, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article include: H&E Equipment Services HEES, KLA-Tencor Corp. KLAC and CAI International CAI. Kevin Matras screens for companies showing their 'first' profit, and explains why they are ones to watch.

Screen of the Week written by Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research:

Explosive Returns with the Filtered Zacks Rank #5 Strategy

In good markets or bad, stocks with a Zacks Rank of #1 continue to outperform.

But, since there are over 200 stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 at any time, it's important to know what other filters to apply to the Zacks Rank to generate a smaller, more tradable list of stocks.

Two filters in particular, when added to the Zacks Rank of #1, not only narrows down the number of qualified stocks to a more practical portfolio size, it often times increases its performance as well.

Parameters

There are only three items to this screen. But together, they make for a powerful combination.

• Zacks Rank equal to 1 
With an average annual return of over 26% per year over the last 26 years, there's no better way to start off a screen.

• % Change (Q1) Est. over 4 Weeks greater than 0
Positive current quarter estimate revisions over the last four weeks.

The Zacks Rank already looks at earnings estimate revisions for the current year (F1) and the next year (F2). But this added component looks at the more immediate future, which is the current quarter (Q1).

If a company's current quarter is seeing downward revisions, this is a potential warning sign that more downward revisions could follow. On the other hand, a company receiving upward earnings estimate revisions should see even more upward earnings estimate revisions, making it an attractive stock to buy.)

• % Broker Rating Change Over 4 Week equal to Top # 5 
Top 5 stocks with the best average broker rating changes over the last four weeks.

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