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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, January 8th:

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX - Free Report) : This building products manufacturer has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.8% over the last 60 days.

Louisiana-Pacific has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 15.00, compared with 42.30 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Xcerra Corporation (XCRA - Free Report) : This test and handling capital equipment provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 38.6% over the last 60 days.

Xcerra has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 10.31, compared with 24.30 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NCS - Free Report) : This metal products manufacturer has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.9% over the last 60 days.

NCI Building Systems has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 18.18, compared with 26.40 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Leucadia National Corporation (LUK - Free Report) : This diversified holding company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 14.4% over the last 60 days.

Leucadia National has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 16.59, compared with 28.10 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

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