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Top Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for December 19th

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Here are four stocks with buy ranks and strong growth characteristics for investors to consider today, December 19th:

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG - Free Report) : This designer and producer of various engineered components and products, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 4.5% over the last 60 days.

Leggett & Platt has a PEG ratio of 1.55 compared with 2.08 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC - Free Report) : This company that engages in refining, marketing, retailing and transporting petroleum products, which carries a Zacks Rank #2, has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 16.1% over the last 60 days.

Marathon Petroleum has a PEG ratio of 1.15, compared with 1.84 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

Morgan Stanley (MS - Free Report) : This financial holding company, which carries a Zacks Rank #2, has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.2% over the last 60 days.

Morgan Stanley has a PEG ratio of 1.08, compared with 1.23 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of B.

Morgan Stanley PEG Ratio (TTM)

Morgan Stanley PEG Ratio (TTM)

Morgan Stanley peg-ratio-ttm | Morgan Stanley Quote

Office Depot, Inc. (ODP - Free Report) : This provider of business services and supplies etc, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 5.4% over the last 60 days.

Office Depot has a PEG ratio of 0.62, compared with 0.78 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of B.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here.

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

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