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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, May 18th:

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (VIVO - Free Report) : This life science companyhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 4.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.72%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.02%.

Rocky Brands, Inc. (RCKY - Free Report) : This footwear and apparel company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 15% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.18%, compared with the industry average of 0.80%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.41%.

Orange S.A. (ORAN - Free Report) : This telecom company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 3.3% over the last 60 days.

Orange Price and Consensus

Orange Price and Consensus | Orange Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.50%, compared with the industry average of 1.84%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.79%.

Orange Dividend Yield (TTM)

Orange Dividend Yield (TTM) | Orange Quote

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM - Free Report) : This manufacturer of linear integrated circuitshas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 3.4% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.90%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.33%.

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