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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, August 8th:

Halyard Health, Inc. (HYH - Free Report) : This medical technology company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 6.5% over the last 60 days.

Halyard Health's shares gained 8.1% over the last one month higher than S&P 500’s gains of 2.3%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Itron, Inc. (ITRI - Free Report) : This metering solutions providerhas a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.3% over the last 60 days.

Itron, Inc. Price and Consensus

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Itron’s shares gained 6.8% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (LMAT - Free Report) : This medical devices designer has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 12.9% over the last 60 days.

LeMaitre Vascular's shares gained 6.1% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NVMI - Free Report) : This process control systems developer has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 10.4% over the last 60 days.

Nova Measuring Instruments’ shares gained 7.6% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

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