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Best Momentum Stocks to Buy for December 21st

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, December 21st:

Amerant Bancorp Inc. (AMTB - Free Report) : This bank holding company for Amerant Bank, N.A. has a Zacks Rank #1 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.4% over the last 60 days.

Amerant Bancorp’s shares gained 11.8% over the last one month compared with the S&P 500’s loss of -2.8%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (BBW - Free Report) : This retailer of plush animals and related products has a Zacks Rank #1 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 26.7% over the last 60 days.

Build-A-Bear Workshop’s shares gained 0.3% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Fulgent Genetics, Inc. (FLGT - Free Report) : This COVID-19 and genetic testing services to physicians with clinically actionable diagnostic information has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 26.7% over the last 60 days.

Fulgent Genetics' shares gained 11.7% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR - Free Report) : This supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction in the United States has a Zacks Rank #1 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 47.7% over the last 60 days.

Builders FirstSource's shares gained 9.4% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

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