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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, August 24th:

Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI - Free Report) : This provider of information for professional markets has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.4% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.00%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.59%.

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

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.75%, compared with the industry average of 1.55%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3%.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD - Free Report) : This biopharmaceutical company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 8.3% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.88%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 0.87%.

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN - Free Report) : This bank holding company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 1.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.55%, compared with the industry average of 1.72%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.5%.

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