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Here are four stocks with buy ranks and strong growth characteristics for investors to consider today, May 15th:

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE - Free Report) : This education services provider, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 5.2% over the last 60 days.

Grand Canyon Education has a PEG ratio 1.96, compared with 7.50 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV - Free Report) : This sporting goods retailer, which carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 8.1% over the last 60 days.

Big 5 Sporting Goods has a PEG ratio 0.96, compared with 1.28 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON - Free Report) : This semiconductor components manufacturer, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 4.8% over the last 60 days.

ON Semiconductor has a PEG ratio 0.68, compared with 1.59 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW - Free Report) : This weight management services provider, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.4% over the last 60 days.

Weight Watchers International has a PEG ratio 1.27, compared with 1.77 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

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