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Top Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for December 27th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, December 27th:

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL - Free Report) : This insurance company has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 13.2% over the last 60 days.

American Equity Investment Life Holding has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 10.73, compared with 14.30 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Legg Mason, Inc. (LM - Free Report) : This publicly owned asset management holding companyhas a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 3.7% over the last 60 days.

Legg Mason has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 14.74, compared with 16.80 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU - Free Report) : This insurance company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.2% over the last 60 days.

Prudential Financial has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 11.13, compared with 24.30 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

OM Asset Management plc OMAM: This privately owned asset management holding company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 1.3% over the last 60 days.

OM Asset Management has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 10.64, compared with 16.80 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

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

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