Here are three stocks with buy ranks and strong growth characteristics for investors to consider today, November 19th:

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG): This energy company, which carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 8.4% over the last 60 days.

NRG Energy, Inc. Price and Consensus

NRG Energy, Inc. Price and Consensus

NRG Energy, Inc. price-consensus-chart | NRG Energy, Inc. Quote

NRG Energy has a PEG ratio of 0.23 compared with 2.89 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of B.

NRG Energy, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

NRG Energy, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

NRG Energy, Inc. peg-ratio-ttm | NRG Energy, Inc. Quote

TopBuild Corp. (BLD):This company that engages in the installation and distribution of insulation and other building products, which carries a Zacks Rank #1, has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.7% over the last 60 days.

TopBuild Corp. Price and Consensus

TopBuild Corp. Price and Consensus

TopBuild Corp. price-consensus-chart | TopBuild Corp. Quote

TopBuild has a PEG ratio of 0.71, compared with 1.33 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of A.

TopBuild Corp. PEG Ratio (TTM)

TopBuild Corp. PEG Ratio (TTM)

TopBuild Corp. peg-ratio-ttm | TopBuild Corp. Quote

Itron, Inc. (ITRI): This technology and service company, which carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 6.6% over the last 60 days.

Itron, Inc. Price and Consensus

Itron, Inc. Price and Consensus

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

Itron has a PEG ratio of 0.98, compared with 2.28 for the industry. The company possesses a Growth Score of B.

Itron, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

Itron, Inc. PEG Ratio (TTM)

Itron, Inc. peg-ratio-ttm | Itron, Inc. Quote

See the full list of top ranked stocks here.

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

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