Today leads off with Circor International ( CIR), which engages in the design, manufacture and distribution of valves and fluid control products. It has been rated a buy since September 2005. The company's year-on-year revenue growth of 14.9% in the second quarter outpaced the industry average of 5.1%. Its earnings improved by 50.0% in the same timeframe, continuing a two-year pattern of positive EPS growth. TheStreet.com Ratings believe this trend will continue. Circor has also seen good cash flow from operations and its stock price inccreased 50.92% in the 12 months prior to Sept. 28. These strengths outweigh the company's low profit margins.