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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, October 3rd:

Accenture plc (ACN - Free Report) : This consulting and outsourcing services provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2% over the last 60 days.

Accenture's shares gained 4.1% over the last one month more than S&P 500’s gain of 2.1%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW - Free Report) : This pawn loans provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 3.9% over the last 60 days.

EZCORP's shares gained 5.4% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG - Free Report) : This banking and financial services provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 16.7% over the last 60 days.

Lloyds Banking Group's shares gained 9% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG - Free Report) : This independent energy company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 8.5% over the last 60 days.

Bill Barrett's shares gained 44.2% 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.

Will You Make a Fortune on the Shift to Electric Cars?

Here's another stock idea to consider. Much like petroleum 150 years ago, lithium power may soon shake the world, creating millionaires and reshaping geo-politics. Soon electric vehicles (EVs) may be cheaper than gas guzzlers. Some are already reaching 265 miles on a single charge.

With battery prices plummeting and charging stations set to multiply, one company stands out as the #1 stock to buy according to Zacks research.

It's not the one you think.

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