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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, August 18th:

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC - Free Report) : This 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 11.92, compared with 14.60 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

ePlus inc. (PLUS - Free Report) : This engineering-centric technology solutions providerhas a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 3.5% over the last 60 days.

ePlus inc. Price and Consensus

ePlus inc. Price and Consensus | ePlus inc. Quote

ePlus’s has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 19.68, compared with 32.90 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

ePlus inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

ePlus inc. PE Ratio (TTM) | ePlus inc. Quote

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN - Free Report) : This food companyhas a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.6% over the last 60 days.

Tyson Foods’ has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 12.90, compared with 14.60 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG - Free Report) : This private mortgage insurance services provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 5.6% over the last 60 days.

MGIC Investment’s has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 14.03, compared with 37.10 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

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