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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, October 2nd:

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC - Free Report) : This diversified specialty food company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 2.9% over the last 60 days.

McCormick's shares gained 6.8% over the last one month more than S&P 500’s gain of 1.7%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI - Free Report) : This healthcare services company has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.5% over the last 60 days.

Owens & Minor's shares gained 3.1% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM - Free Report) : This integrated poultry processing company has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 15.4% over the last 60 days.

Sanderson Farms' shares gained 6.6% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

CarMax Inc. (KMX - Free Report) : This retailer of used vehicles has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.6% over the last 60 days.

CarMax Inc Price and Consensus

CarMax Inc price-consensus-chart | CarMax Inc Quote

CarMax's shares gained 11.3% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

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