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Top Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for August 19th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, August 19th:      

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WW): This weight management services provider has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 11.1% over the last 60 days.

Weight Watchers International Inc Price and Consensus

Weight Watchers International Inc Price and Consensus

Weight Watchers International Inc price-consensus-chart | Weight Watchers International Inc Quote

Weight Watchers International’s shares gained 14.9% over the last one month more than S&P 500’s decline of 1.9%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

Weight Watchers International Inc Price

Weight Watchers International Inc Price

Weight Watchers International Inc price | Weight Watchers International Inc Quote

Builders FirstSource, Inc.(BLDR): This building materials manufacturer has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 9% over the last 60 days.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. Price and Consensus

Builders FirstSource, Inc. Price and Consensus

Builders FirstSource, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Builders FirstSource, Inc. Quote

Builders FirstSource’s shares gained 18.4% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. Price

Builders FirstSource, Inc. Price

Builders FirstSource, Inc. price | Builders FirstSource, Inc. Quote

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPRX): This biopharmaceutical company has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing more than 100% over the last 60 days.

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Price and Consensus

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Price and Consensus

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Quote

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals’ shares gained 47.4% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Price

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Price

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. price | Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Quote

electroCore, Inc. (ECOR): This bioelectronic medicine company has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 17.2% over the last 60 days.

electroCore, Inc. Price and Consensus

electroCore, Inc. Price and Consensus

electroCore, Inc. price-consensus-chart | electroCore, Inc. Quote

electroCore’sshares gained 36% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

electroCore, Inc. Price

electroCore, Inc. Price

electroCore, Inc. price | electroCore, Inc. Quote

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