(VIANEWS) – Chart Industries (GTLS), Preferred Bank (PFBC), Citizens & Northern Corp (CZNC) are the highest sales growth and return on equity stocks on this list.

Here is a list of stocks with an above 5% expected next quarter sales growth, and a 3% or higher return on equity. May these stocks be a good medium-term investment option?

1. Chart Industries (GTLS)

32.3% sales growth and 4.82% return on equity

Chart Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells engineered equipment for the energy and industrial gas industries worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Cryo Tank Solutions, Heat Transfer Systems, Specialty Products, and Repair, Service & Leasing. It provides bulk and packaged gas cryogenic solutions for the storage, distribution, vaporization, and application of industrial gases; cryogenic trailers, ISO containers, bulk storage tanks, loading facilities, and regasification equipment for delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG) into virtual pipeline applications; and large vacuum insulated storage tanks as equipment for purchasers of standard liquefaction plants. The company also offers process technology, liquefaction train, and critical equipment for the LNG, including small to mid-scale facilities, floating LNG applications, and large base-load export facilities; brazed aluminum, Core-in-Kettle, heat exchangers, cold boxes, air cooled heat exchangers, pressure vessels, and pipe works; and air cooled heat exchangers and axial cooling fans for the power, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refining applications. In addition, it provides highly engineered equipment that is used in specialty end-market applications for hydrogen, LNG, biogas, CO2 Capture, food and beverage, aerospace, lasers, cannabis, and water treatment; and cryogenic components, including vacuum insulated pipes, specialty liquid nitrogen, end-use equipment, and cryogenic flow meters. Additionally, it provides extended warranties, plant start-up, parts, 24/7 support, monitoring and process optimization, repairing, maintenance, and upgrading services; plant services on equipment, including brazed aluminum heat exchangers, cold boxes, etc.; and service locations that undertake installation, service, repair, maintenance, and refurbishment of cryogenic products, as well as equipment leasing solutions. The company was founded in 1859 and is based in Ball Ground, Georgia.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Chart Industries has a trailing twelve months EPS of $8.65.

PE Ratio

Chart Industries has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 16.06. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $16.06 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 4.82%.

Sales Growth

Chart Industries’s sales growth is 30.4% for the ongoing quarter and 32.3% for the next.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Chart Industries is 1012980 which is 16.16% above its average volume of 871995.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Chart Industries’s stock is valued at $138.87 at 20:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $242.59 and way higher than its 52-week low of $107.68.

2. Preferred Bank (PFBC)

31.3% sales growth and 21.21% return on equity

Preferred Bank provides various commercial banking products and services to small and mid-sized businesses and their owners, entrepreneurs, real estate developers and investors, professionals, and high net worth individuals in the United States. The company accepts checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts; fixed-rate and fixed maturity retail, and non-retail certificates of deposit; and individual retirement accounts. It also provides real estate mortgage loans that are secured by retail, industrial, office, special purpose, and residential single and multi-family properties; real estate construction loans; and commercial loans comprising lines of credit for working capital, term loans for capital expenditures, and commercial and stand-by letters of credit; and SBA loans. In addition, the company offers trade finance services, including commercial and export letters of credit, import lines of credit, documentary collections, international wire transfers, acceptances/trust receipt financing products, export financing, documentary collections, and bills purchase programs. Further, it provides various high-wealth banking services to wealthy individuals residing in the Pacific Rim area; and remote deposit capture, and online and mobile banking services. Additionally, the company offers various banking services to physicians, accountants, attorneys, business managers, and other professionals; and safe deposit boxes, account reconciliation, courier service, and cash management services to the manufacturing, service, and distribution companies. As of December 31, 2021, it had eleven full-service branch offices in Alhambra, Century City, City of Industry, Torrance, Arcadia, Irvine, Diamond Bar, Pico Rivera, Tarzana, and San Francisco; and one branch in Flushing, New York. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Preferred Bank has a trailing twelve months EPS of $7.8.

PE Ratio

Preferred Bank has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 9.02. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $9.02 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 21.21%.

3. Citizens & Northern Corp (CZNC)

20.4% sales growth and 9.67% return on equity

Citizens & Northern Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Citizens & Northern Bank that provides a range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in North Central Pennsylvania and Southern New York. The company offers deposit products, including various types of checking accounts, passbook and statement savings accounts, money market accounts, interest checking accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposits. It also provides lending products comprising mortgage loans, commercial loans, and consumer loans, as well as commercial letters-of-credit. In addition, the company offers trust and financial management services consisting of administration of trusts and estates, retirement plans, and other employee benefit plans; investment management services; and a range of personal and commercial insurance products, as well as mutual funds, annuities, educational savings accounts, and other investment products through registered agents. Further, it reinsures credit and mortgage, life and accident, and health insurance products. The company operates 29 banking offices in Bradford, Bucks, Cameron, Chester, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Steuben County in New York; and loan production offices in Elmira, New York and York, and Pennsylvania. Citizens & Northern Corporation was founded in 1864 and is based in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Citizens & Northern Corp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.71.

PE Ratio

Citizens & Northern Corp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 13.11. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $13.11 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 9.67%.

Moving Average

Citizens & Northern Corp’s value is below its 50-day moving average of $23.08 and below its 200-day moving average of $23.95.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter is a negative 8.5% and positive 10.9% for the next.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Citizens & Northern Corp is 10767 which is 41.68% below its average volume of 18463.

4. Devon Energy (DVN)

11.8% sales growth and 63.24% return on equity

Devon Energy Corporation, an independent energy company, primarily engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. It operates approximately 5,134 gross wells. Devon Energy Corporation was incorporated in 1971 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Devon Energy has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-7.12.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 63.24%.

Dividend Yield

As stated by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Dec 8, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 5.4 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 8.96%.

Previous days news about Devon Energy(DVN)

  • According to MarketWatch on Monday, 13 March, "Among the more active components, shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. shed 3.2%, Devon Energy Corp. lost 3.2%, Marathon Oil Corp. slid 3.8%, Exxon Mobil Corp. gave up 2.7% and Chevron Corp. sank 2.9%. "

5. BanColombia S.A. (CIB)

5.5% sales growth and 18.93% return on equity

Bancolombia S. A. provides various banking products and services to individual and corporate customers in Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. The company operates through nine segments: Banking Colombia, Banking Panama, Banking El Salvador, Banking Guatemala, Trust, Investment Banking, Brokerage, International Banking, and All Other. It offers checking and savings accounts, fixed term deposits, and investment products; trade financing, loans funded by domestic development banks, working capital loans, credit cards, personal and vehicle loans, payroll loans, and overdrafts; financial support to real estate developers and mortgages for individuals and companies; and financial and operating leasing services. The company also provides hedging instruments, including futures, forwards, options, and swaps; and brokerage, investment advisory, and private banking services, including selling and distributing equities, futures, foreign currencies, fixed income securities, mutual funds, and structured products. In addition, it offers cash management services; foreign currency transaction services; life, auto, commercial, and homeowner's insurance products; and online and computer banking services. Further, the company provides investment banking services comprising project and acquisition finance, debt and equity capital markets, principal investments, M&A, restructurings, and structured financing; money market accounts, mutual and pension funds, private equity funds, payment trust, custody, and corporate trust; and digital banking platform, transportation, securities brokerage, maintenance and remodeling, advertising and marketing, and outsourcing services, as well as credit cards. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 1,057 branches; 18,631 banking correspondents; 535 PAMs; 215 kiosks in El Salvador and 137 in Colombia; and 6,124 automatic teller machines. Bancolombia S.A. was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Medellín, Colombia.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, BanColombia S.A. has a trailing twelve months EPS of $5.88.

PE Ratio

BanColombia S.A. has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 4.41. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $4.41 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 18.93%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for BanColombia S.A. is 345394 which is 6.85% above its average volume of 323245.

Moving Average

BanColombia S.A.’s value is below its 50-day moving average of $28.18 and way below its 200-day moving average of $29.10.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter is 46.1% and a drop 5.3% for the next.