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Top Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for August 2nd

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, August 2nd:

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC - Free Report) : This major chicken company has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 9% over the last 60 days.

Pilgrim's Pride’s has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 10.46, compared with 13.80 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT - Free Report) : This retail stores operator has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.2% over the last 60 days.

Wal-Mart Stores’ has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 18.35, compared with 21.00 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS - Free Report) : This retailer of booksand educational productshas a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 33.3% over the last 60 days.

Barnes & Noble’s has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 14.55, compared with 14.80 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (OI - Free Report) : This manufacturer and seller of glass containershas a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.2% over the last 60 days.

Owens-Illinois’ has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 9.57, compared with 10.70 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

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