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Top Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for August 26th

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Here are four stocks with buy ranks and strong growth characteristics for investors to consider today, August 26th:

Itron, Inc. (ITRI - Free Report) : This provider of end-to-end solutions that measures, manages, and analyzes energy and water use, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 7.1% over the last 60 days.

Itron, Inc. Price and Consensus

Itron has a PEG ratio of 0.94, compared with 2.01 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of B.

Itron, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

Woodward, Inc. (WWD - Free Report) : This manufacturer of control systems and components for the aerospace and industrial markets, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.4% over the last 60 days.

Woodward, Inc. Price and Consensus

Woodward has a PEG ratio of 1.63, compared with 2.03 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of B.

Woodward, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

Merck (MRK - Free Report) : This biopharmaceutical company, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.2% over the last 60 days.

Merck & Co., Inc. Price and Consensus

Merck has a PEG ratio of 1.74, compared with 2.01 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of B.

Merck & Co., Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

Teradyne, Inc. (TER - Free Report) : This manufacturer and seller of automatic test equipment, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 5% over the last 60 days.

Teradyne, Inc. Price and Consensus

Teradyne has a PEG ratio of 1.82, compared with 2.01 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of B.

Teradyne, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

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