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Top Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for April 18th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, April 18th:

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM - Free Report) : This integrated poultry processing company has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing more than 100% over the last 60 days.

Sanderson Farms’ shares gained 13.4% over the last one month against the S&P 500’s rise of 2.2%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP - Free Report) : This travel service provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 53.2% over the last 60 days.

Ctrip.com International’s shares gained 3.4% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (SPB - Free Report) : This branded consumer products company has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 28.2% over the last 60 days.

Spectrum Brands’ shares gained 9.5% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

The Toro Company (TTC - Free Report) : This professional and residential equipment manufacturer has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1% over the last 60 days.

Toro’s shares gained 7.2% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here.

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

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