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

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

Big 5 Sporting Goods has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 11.08, compared with 16.6 for the industry. The company possess a Value Score of A.

The Children's Place, Inc. (PLCE - Free Report) : This children's specialty apparel retailer has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.6% over the last 60 days.

Children's Place has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 17.16, compared with 18.4 for the S&P 500 index. The company possess a Value Score of B.

Methanex Corporation (MEOH - Free Report) : This Canada-based producer and supplier of methanol has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing more than 100% over the last 60 days.

Methanex Corporation Price and Consensus

 

Methanex Corporation Price and Consensus | Methanex Corporation Quote

Methanex’s has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 8.76, compared with 16.40 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (FRSH - Free Report) : This owner and operator of Take A Bake pizza stores has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings soaring 110% over the last 60 days.

Papa Murphy's has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 21.91, compared with 23.7 for the industry, while the company possess a Value Score of B.

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