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Top Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for December 19th

Zacks Equity Research

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

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG): 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, Incorporated Price and Consensus

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Price and Consensus
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Price and Consensus

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated price-consensus-chart | Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Quote

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

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated PEG Ratio (TTM)

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated PEG Ratio (TTM)
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated PEG Ratio (TTM)

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated peg-ratio-ttm | Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Quote

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC): 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 Corporation Price and Consensus

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Price and Consensus
Marathon Petroleum Corporation Price and Consensus

Marathon Petroleum Corporation price-consensus-chart | Marathon Petroleum Corporation Quote

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

Marathon Petroleum Corporation PEG Ratio (TTM)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation PEG Ratio (TTM)
Marathon Petroleum Corporation PEG Ratio (TTM)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation peg-ratio-ttm | Marathon Petroleum Corporation Quote

Morgan Stanley (MS): 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 Price and Consensus

Morgan Stanley Price and Consensus
Morgan Stanley Price and Consensus

Morgan Stanley price-consensus-chart | Morgan Stanley Quote

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 peg-ratio-ttm | Morgan Stanley Quote

Office Depot, Inc. (ODP): 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, Inc. Price and Consensus

Office Depot, Inc. Price and Consensus
Office Depot, Inc. Price and Consensus

Office Depot, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Office Depot, Inc. Quote

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

Office Depot, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

Office Depot, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)
Office Depot, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

Office Depot, Inc. peg-ratio-ttm | Office Depot, Inc. Quote

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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