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Here are four stocks with buy ranks and strong growth characteristics for investors to consider today, October 16th:

Huntsman Corporation (HUN - Free Report) : This chemical company, which carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 2.3% over the last 60 days.

Huntsman has a PEG ratio 1.85, compared with 1.90 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Five Below, Inc. (FIVE - Free Report) : This specialty value retailer, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.8% over the last 60 days.

Five Below has a PEG ratio 1.17, compared with 1.27 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC - Free Report) : This oil and petroleum company, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 11.2% over the last 60 days.

Marathon Petroleum has a PEG ratio 1.62, compared with 3.51 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG - Free Report) : This non-traditional, discount retailer, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.7% over the last 60 days.

Big Lots has a PEG ratio 0.90, compared with 1.41 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Big Lots, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

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