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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, August 7th:

Western Union Company (WU - Free Report) : This money movement services provider has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 2.9% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.55%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.1%.

VEREIT, Inc. (VER - Free Report) : This publicly owned real estate investment trust has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.8% over the last 60 days.

VEREIT Inc. Price and Consensus

VEREIT Inc. Price and Consensus | VEREIT Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 6.40%, compared with the industry average of 4.14%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 6.98%.

VEREIT Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

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

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (TRK - Free Report) : This marketer and promoter of motorsports activitieshas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 3.1% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.74%, compared with the industry average of 1.01%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.21%.

Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (SASR - Free Report) : This bank holding companyhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.2% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.61%, compared with the industry average of 1.54%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3%.

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