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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, April 24th:

Coca-Cola Company (KO - Free Report) : This major beverage company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.5% over the last 60 days.

Coca-Cola’s shares gained 4% over the last three months higher than S&P 500’s gains of 3.7%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Pool Corporation (POOL - Free Report) : This swimming pool service company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 5.2% over the last 60 days.

Pool’s shares gained 13.3% over the last three months. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX - Free Report) : This diagnostic testing information and services provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.5% over the last 60 days.

Quest Diagnostics’ shares gained 13.4% 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% in the last three months. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

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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