(VIANEWS) – OFG Bancorp (OFG), Sotherly Hotels (SOHO), Morgan Stanley (MS) 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. OFG Bancorp (OFG)
15.9% sales growth and 15.75% return on equity
OFG Bancorp, a financial holding company, provides various banking and financial services. It operates in three segments: Banking, Wealth Management, and Treasury. The company offers checking and savings accounts, as well as time deposit products; commercial, consumer, auto, and mortgage lending; financial planning; and corporate and individual trust services. It also provides securities brokerage services, including various investment alternatives, such as tax-advantaged fixed income securities, mutual funds, stocks, and bonds to retail and institutional clients; separately-managed accounts and mutual fund asset allocation programs; and pension administration, trust, and other financial services. In addition, the company involves in insurance agency business; administration of retirement plans; various treasury-related functions with an investment portfolio consisting of mortgage-backed securities, obligations of U.S. government sponsored agencies, and money market instruments; and management and participation in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. Further, it offers investment brokerage, investment banking, and money and interest rate risk management, as well as derivatives and borrowings activities. The company operates through a network of 55 branches in Puerto Rico and 2 branches in USVI. OFG Bancorp was founded in 1964 and is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Earnings Per Share
As for profitability, OFG Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.88.
OFG Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 15.75. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $15.75 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 15.75%.
Growth Estimates Quarters
The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 15.8% and 6%, respectively.
OFG Bancorp’s sales growth is 25.3% for the current quarter and 15.9% for the next.
2. Sotherly Hotels (SOHO)
14.4% sales growth and 29.93% return on equity
Sotherly Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale to upper-upscale full-service hotels in the Southern United States. Currently, the Company's portfolio consists of investments in twelve hotel properties, comprising 3,156 rooms, as well as interests in two condominium hotels and their associated rental programs. The Company owns hotels that operate under the Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and Marriott International, Inc. brands, as well as independent hotels. Sotherly Hotels Inc. was organized in 2004 and is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Earnings Per Share
As for profitability, Sotherly Hotels has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.13.
Sotherly Hotels has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 17.08. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $17.08 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 29.93%.
3. Morgan Stanley (MS)
7.6% sales growth and 10.71% return on equity
Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It operates through Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management segments. The Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, prime brokerage, and market-making services in equity and fixed income products consisting of foreign exchange and commodities; corporate and commercial real estate loans, which provides secured lending facilities and financing for sales and trading customers, and asset-backed and mortgage lending; and wealth management services, investment, and research services. The Wealth Management segment offers financial advisor-led brokerage and investment advisory services; self-directed brokerage services; financial and wealth planning services; workplace services, including stock plan administration; annuity and insurance products; securities-based lending, residential real estate loans, and other lending products; banking; and retirement plan services to individual investors and small to medium-sized businesses and institutions. The Investment Management segment provides equity, fixed income, liquidity, and alternative/other products to benefit/defined contribution plans, foundations, endowments, government entities, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, and third-party fund sponsors and corporations through institutional and intermediary channels. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Earnings Per Share
As for profitability, Morgan Stanley has a trailing twelve months EPS of $7.64.
Morgan Stanley has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 12.9. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $12.9 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 10.71%.
Previous days news about Morgan Stanley(MS)
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4. Unifirst Corporation (UNF)
6.3% sales growth and 5.4% return on equity
UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates through U.S. and Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing, Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning, and First Aid segments. It designs, manufactures, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, and aprons; and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments. The company also rents and sells industrial wiping products, floor mats, facility service products, and dry and wet mops; restroom and cleaning supplies comprising air fresheners, paper products, gloves, masks, sanitizers, and hand soaps; and other textile products. In addition, it provides first aid cabinet services and other safety supplies; decontaminates and cleans work clothes, and other items that is exposed to radioactive materials; and services special cleanroom protective wear and facilities. Further, it offers a range of garment service options, including full-service rental programs in which garments are cleaned and serviced; lease programs in which garments are cleaned and maintained by individual employees; and purchase programs to buy garments and related items directly. The company serves automobile service centers and dealers, delivery services, food and general merchandise retailers, food processors and service operations, light manufacturers, maintenance facilities, restaurants, service companies, soft and durable goods wholesalers, transportation companies, healthcare providers, government agencies, research and development laboratories, high technology companies, and utilities operating nuclear reactors, as well as others who require employee clothing for image, identification, protection, or utility purposes. UniFirst Corporation was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
Earnings Per Share
As for profitability, Unifirst Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $5.51.
Unifirst Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 35.84. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $35.84 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 5.4%.