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Here are four stocks with buy ranks and strong growth characteristics for investors to consider today, November 3rd:

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT - Free Report) : This manufacturing equipment and services provider, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.6% over the last 60 days.

Applied Materials has a PEG ratio 0.89, compared with 1.22 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Boise Cascade Company (BCC - Free Report) : This distributor of building materials, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 6.7% over the last 60 days.

Boise Cascade has a PEG ratio 1.17, compared with 3.80 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Lam Research Corporation (LRCX - Free Report) : This designer of semiconductor processing equipment, which carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 13.4% over the last 60 days.

Lam Research has a PEG ratio 0.95, compared with 1.22 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX - Free Report) : This manufacturer of building products, which carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 17.7% over the last 60 days.

Louisiana-Pacific has a PEG ratio 2.47, compared with 3.80 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here                                  

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

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