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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, July 17th:

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM - Free Report) : This tobacco company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.4% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.49%, compared with the industry average of 3.16%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.29%.

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP - Free Report) : This food and beverage companyhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 0.6% over the last 60 days.

Pepsico, Inc. Price and Consensus

Pepsico, Inc. Price and Consensus | Pepsico, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.80%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.82%.

Pepsico, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Pepsico, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM) | Pepsico, Inc. Quote

Sempra Energy (SRE - Free Report) : This energy company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.2% over the last 60 days.

Sempra Energy Price and Consensus

Sempra Energy Price and Consensus | Sempra Energy Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.93%, compared with the industry average of 2.70%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.87%.

Sempra Energy Dividend Yield (TTM)

Sempra Energy Dividend Yield (TTM) | Sempra Energy Quote

HP Inc. (HPQ - Free Report) : This technology company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 0.6% over the last 60 days.

HP Inc. Price and Consensus

HP Inc. Price and Consensus | HP Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.88%, compared with the industry average of 2.40%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 1.54%.

HP Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

HP Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM) | HP Inc. Quote

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