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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, January 16th:

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 Corporation Price and Consensus

Xcerrahas a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 10.36, compared with 24.60 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of B.

Xcerra Corporation PE Ratio (TTM)

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 Corporation Price and Consensus

Louisiana-Pacific has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 14.59, compared with 42.90 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of B.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation PE Ratio (TTM)

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO - Free Report) : This specialty retailer offering on-trend clothing has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.7% over the last 60 days.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Price and Consensus

American Eagle Outfitters has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 15.86, compared with 25.20 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NCS - Free Report) : This manufacturer of metal products has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 3.8% over the last 60 days.

NCI Building Systems, Inc. Price and Consensus

NCI Building Systems has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 17.29, compared with 26.50 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

NCI Building Systems, Inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

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