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

New York Times Company (NYT - Free Report) : This global media company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 14.3% over the last 60 days.

New York Times’ shares gained 2% over the last one month in contrast to S&P 500’s loss of 1.2%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF - Free Report) : This specialty food products distributor has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 10.8% over the last 60 days.

Chefs' Warehouse’s shares gained 31.8% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO - Free Report) : This laser-based microfabrication solutions supplier has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising more than 100% over the last 60 days.

Electro Scientific Industries’ shares gained 25.4% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Xplore Technologies Corp. (XPLR - Free Report) : This rugged mobile personal computer systems developer has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing more than 100% over the last 60 days.

Xplore Technologies’ shares gained 54.3% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here

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

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