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Here are four stocks with Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, April 21st:

Pampa Energía S.A. (PAM - Free Report) : This electricity company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings jumping more than 100% over the last 60 days.

Pampa Energia S.A. Price and Consensus

 

Pampa Energia S.A. Price and Consensus | Pampa Energia S.A. Quote

Pampa Energía’s shares gained 32% over the last three months. 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 44.9% over the past three months. 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 0.6% in the last trading session. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

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 29.9% in the last one month period. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here

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