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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, August 30th:

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD - Free Report) : This atmospheric gases and specialty gases providerhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.5% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.61%, compared with the industry average of 1.09%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.56%.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT - Free Report) : This manufacturer of construction and mining equipmenthas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 26.1% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.69%, compared with the industry average of 0.85%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.14%.

Crown Crafts, Inc. (CRWS - Free Report) : This operator in the consumer products industryhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 15.4% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 4.83%, compared with the industry average of 1.23%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.27%.

McGrath Rentcorp (MGRC - Free Report) : This business to business rental companyhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 7.3% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.67%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.15%.

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