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Top Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for May 2nd

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

Verso Corporation (VRS - Free Report) : This coated papers producer has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 11.2% over the last 60 days.

Verso has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 5.64, compared with 12.70 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA - Free Report) : This retail and wholesale banking, asset management and private banking services provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 2.8% over the last 60 days.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 8.29, compared with 11.80 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of B.

Cigna Corporation (CI - Free Report) : This health service organization has a Zacks Rank #2, and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 0.1% over the last 60 days.

Cigna has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 9.67, compared with 12.50 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of B.

Tech Data Corporation (TECD - Free Report) : This IT distribution and solutions company has a Zacks Rank #2, and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 2.3% over the last 60 days.

Tech Data has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 9.06 compared with 12.20 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

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