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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, April 20th:

Westpac Banking Corporation (WBK - Free Report) : This banking and financial services provider has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 1.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 5.29%, compared with the industry average of 2.13%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.9%.

PLDT Inc. (PHI - Free Report) : This telecommunications services provider has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings jumping 36.7% over the last 60 days.

PLDT Inc. Price and Consensus

PLDT Inc. Price and Consensus | PLDT Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 4.65%, compared with the industry average of 1.64%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.61%.

PLDT Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

PLDT Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM) | PLDT Inc. Quote

Myers Industries, Inc. (MYE - Free Report) : This manufacturer of polymer products has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 10% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.40%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.93%.

Ellington Financial LLC (EFC - Free Report) : This finance company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 2.2% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 11.03%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 12.72%.

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