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Top Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for August 22nd

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, August 22nd:

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WW - Free Report) : 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’s shares gained 18.7% over the last one month more than S&P 500’s decline of 2.4%. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

HMS Holdings Corp. (HMSY - Free Report) : This provider of cost containment solutions to the healthcare industry has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 12.1% over the last 60 days.

HMS Holdings’ shares gained 14.4% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (PLOW - Free Report) : This manufacturer of commercial work truck attachments and equipment has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 7.5% over the last 60 days.

Douglas Dynamics’ shares gained 5.7% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of A.

Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG - Free Report) : This precious metal resource properties acquirer has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 14% over the last 60 days.

Pretium Resources’ shares gained 9.2% over the last one month. The company possesses a Momentum Score of B.

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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