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Top Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for January 2nd

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Here are three stocks with buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, January 2nd:

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC - Free Report) : This producer and distributor of chicken products has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 10.3% over the last 60 days.

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Price and Consensus

Pilgrim's Pridehas a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 10.75, compared with 15.80 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation PE Ratio (TTM)

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT - Free Report) : This manufacturer of outdoor equipment and marine electronics products has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 4.5% over the last 60 days.

Johnson Outdoors Inc. Price and Consensus

Johnson Outdoors has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 19.02, compared with 20.60 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Johnson Outdoors Inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD - Free Report) : This distributor of fresh and frozen food products has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.7% over the last 60 days.

US Foods Holding Corp. Price and Consensus

US Foods has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 27.77, compared with 58.10 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

US Foods Holding Corp. PE Ratio (TTM)

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL - Free Report) : This developer of fixed index and fixed rate annuity products 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 Company Price and Consensus

American Equity has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 10.26, compared with 13.60 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company PE Ratio (TTM)

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