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The best stocks to buy for May 19

Here are three stocks with a buy rank and strong value characteristics for investors to consider today, May 19:

The GEO groupInc. GEO: This company that owns, leases and manages secure facilities, treatment centers and re-entry centers carries a Zacks #1 ranking (strong buy) and has witnessed the Zacks consensus estimate for its profits from current year increasing by 10.9% over the past 60 years. days.

Geo Group Inc Price and Consensus

Geo Group Inc The Price-Consensus-Chart | Geo Group Inc Submission

GEO has a price/earnings ratio (P/E) of 2.87, compared to 3.20 for the industry. The company has a Value rating from A.

Geo Group Inc The PE ratio (TTM)

Geo Group Inc The PE ratio (TTM)

Geo Group Inc The p-ratio-ttm | Geo Group Inc Submission

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation LPX: This home-building products maker is ranked #1 by Zacks and has seen the Zacks consensus estimate for current-year earnings rise 25.3% in the past 60 days.

Price and Consensus of LouisianaPacific Corporation

Price and Consensus of LouisianaPacific Corporation

LouisianaPacific Corporation Price Consensus Chart | Quote from LouisianaPacific Corporation

Louisiana-Pacific has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.79, versus 10.90 for the industry. The company has a Value Score of A.

Louisiana Pacific Corporation (TTM) PE Ratio

Louisiana Pacific Corporation (TTM) PE Ratio

LouisianaPacific Corporation p-ratio-ttm | Quote from LouisianaPacific Corporation

StealthGas Inc. GASS: This company that provides shipping services to LPG producers and users is ranked No. 1 on Zacks and has seen Zacks’ consensus estimate for current-year earnings rise 10.6% in the last 60 days.

StealthGas, Inc. Pricing and Consensus

StealthGas, Inc. Pricing and Consensus

StealthGas, Inc. Price Consensus Chart | Quote from StealthGas, Inc.

StealthGas has a price/earnings ratio (P/E) of 4.96, compared to 18.50 for the industry. The company has a Value Score of B.

StealthGas, Inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

StealthGas, Inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

StealthGas, Inc. p-ratio-ttm | Quote from StealthGas, Inc.

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