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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, October 4th:

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC - Free Report) : This distributor of chicken products has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 11.7% over the last 60 days.

Pilgrim's Pride has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 11.52, compared with 14.50 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Berry Global Group, Inc. (BERY - Free Report) : This manufacturer of plastic consumer packaging materials has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 0.3% over the last 60 days.

Berry Global Group has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 16.76, compared with 20.30 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

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

Sanderson Farms has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 12.64, compared with 14.50 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

WestRock Company (WRK - Free Report) : This manufacturer of paper and packaging solutions has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 0.8% over the last 60 days.

WestRock has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 15.65, compared with 76.70 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here

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

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