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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, August 14th:

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 increasing 13.2% over the last 60 days.

Pilgrim's Pride’s has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 11.22, compared with 14.30 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT - Free Report) : This designer of outdoor equipments and marine electronics productshas a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 45.2% over the last 60 days.

Johnson Outdoors’ has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 17.60, compared with 19.00 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN - Free Report) : This leading food companyhas a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.4% over the last 60 days.

Tyson Foods’ has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 12.90, compared with 14.30 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Koppers Holdings Inc. (KOP - Free Report) : This provider of treated wood products has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 7.9% over the last 60 days.

Koppers Holdings’ has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 12.30, compared with 16.20 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here

Learn more about the Value score and how it is calculated here.

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