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Here are four stocks with Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, April 17th:

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc (FRSH - Free Report) : This franchisor and operator of the Take 'N' Bake pizza chain has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 100% over the last 60 days.

Papa Murphy’s shares gained 36.8% in the last five trading days. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI - Free Report) : This manufacturer and designer of optical devices has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings climbing 76.4% over the last 60 days.

Applied Optoelectronics’ shares gained 40.2% over the past three months. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

Chemours Company (CC - Free Report) : This chemical company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings jumping 38.1% over the last 60 days.

Chemours’ shares gained 7.8% over the last three months higher. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc (CRVS - Free Report) : This clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings soaring 5% over the last 60 days.

Corvus Pharmaceuticals’ shares rose about 1.6% in the last trading session. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here

Learn more about the Momentum score and how it is calculated here

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