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Top Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for May 2nd

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

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (APAM): This publicly owned investment manager has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 9% over the last 60 days.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Price and Consensus

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Price and Consensus

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. price-consensus-chart | Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Quote

Artisan Partners Asset Management's shares gained 10.1% over the last one month more than S&P 500’s gain of 2%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Price

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Price

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. price | Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Quote

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC): This bank holding company for Great Southern Bank has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 4.8% over the last 60 days.

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. Price and Consensus

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. Price and Consensus

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. Quote

Great Southern's shares gained 9% over the last one month more than S&P 500’s gain of 3.6%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. Price

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. Price

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. price | Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. Quote

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (LDOS): This defense, intelligence, civil and health markets services and solutions provider has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.4% over the last 60 days.

Leidos Holdings, Inc. Price and Consensus

Leidos Holdings, Inc. Price and Consensus

Leidos Holdings, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Leidos Holdings, Inc. Quote

Leidos' shares gained 14.5% over the last one month more than S&P 500’s gain of 3.6%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Leidos Holdings, Inc. Price

Leidos Holdings, Inc. Price

Leidos Holdings, Inc. price | Leidos Holdings, Inc. Quote

LGI Homes, Inc. (LGIH): This constructor and marketer of new homes has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1% over the last 60 days.

LGI Homes, Inc. Price and Consensus

LGI Homes, Inc. Price and Consensus

LGI Homes, Inc. price-consensus-chart | LGI Homes, Inc. Quote

LGI Homes' shares gained 13.3% over the last one month more than S&P 500’s gain of 3.6%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

LGI Homes, Inc. Price

LGI Homes, Inc. Price

LGI Homes, Inc. price | LGI Homes, Inc. Quote

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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