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Top Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for December 22nd


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Here are three stocks with buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, December 22nd:

The Western Union Company  (WU): This payment services provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 5.2% over the last 60 days.

Western Union Company (The) Price and Consensus

Western Union Company (The) Price and Consensus | Western Union Company (The) Quote



Western Unionhas a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 10.67, compared with 19.80 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Western Union Company (The) PE Ratio (TTM)

Western Union Company (The) PE Ratio (TTM)

Western Union Company (The) pe-ratio-ttm | Western Union Company (The) Quote



CoreCivic, Inc.  (CXW): This real estate investment trust has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.4% over the last 60 days.

Corrections Corp. of America Price and Consensus

Corrections Corp. of America Price and Consensus | Corrections Corp. of America Quote



CoreCivic has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 9.40, compared with 18.10 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

Corrections Corp. of America PE Ratio (TTM)

Corrections Corp. of America PE Ratio (TTM)

Corrections Corp. of America pe-ratio-ttm | Corrections Corp. of America Quote



United Rentals, Inc.  (URI): This equipment rental company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.7% over the last 60 days.

United Rentals, Inc. Price and Consensus

United Rentals, Inc. Price and Consensus | United Rentals, Inc. Quote



United Rentals has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 15.94, compared with 27.60 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

United Rentals, Inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

United Rentals, Inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

United Rentals, Inc. pe-ratio-ttm | United Rentals, Inc. Quote



American Equity Investment Life Holding Company  (AEL): This developer of fixed index and fixed rate annuity products has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 13.2% over the last 60 days.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company Price and Consensus

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company Price and Consensus | American Equity Investment Life Holding Company Quote



American Equity has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 10.59, compared with 14.10 for the industry. The company possesses a Value Score of A.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company PE Ratio (TTM)

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company PE Ratio (TTM)

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company pe-ratio-ttm | American Equity Investment Life Holding Company Quote



See the  full list of top ranked stocks here

Learn more about the  Value score and how it is calculated here .

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Referenced Symbols: WU , URI , CXW , AEL



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