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Here are four stocks with Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and strong growth characteristics for investors to consider today, April 18th:

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX - Free Report) : This manufacturer and seller of building products has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 12.6% over the last 60 days.

Louisiana-Pacific has a low PEG ratio of 3.32. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Ternium S.A. (TX - Free Report) : This manufacturer of various steel products has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 12.6% over the last 60 days.

Ternium S.A. Price and Consensus

 

Ternium S.A. Price and Consensus | Ternium S.A. Quote

Ternium has a price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG) of 0.5, compared with 2.11 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of B.

Leucadia National Corporation (LUK - Free Report) : This diversified financial services holding company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 13% over the last 60 days

Leucadia National has a PEG ratio 0.84, compared with 1.27 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp.  (BGFV - Free Report) : This sporting goods retailer has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 16.8% over the last 60 days.

Big 5 Sporting Goods has a PEG ratio of 1.15, compared with 1.31 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

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