(VIANEWS) – Provident Financial Services (PFS), Bank Of Montreal (BMO), CAE Ordinary Shares (CAE) 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. Provident Financial Services (PFS)
51.4% sales growth and 10.66% return on equity
Provident Financial Services, Inc. operates as the holding company for Provident Bank that provides various banking services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company's deposit products include savings, checking, interest-bearing checking, money market deposit, and certificate of deposit accounts, as well as IRA products. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans that are secured by properties, such as multi-family apartment buildings, office buildings, and retail and industrial properties; commercial business loans; fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgage loans collateralized by one- to four-family residential real estate properties; commercial construction loans; and consumer loans consisting of home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, marine loans, personal loans, and auto and recreational vehicle loans. The company also offers cash management, remote deposit capture, payroll origination, escrow account management, and online and mobile banking services; and business credit cards. In addition, it provides wealth management services comprising investment management, trust and estate administration, financial planning, tax compliance and planning, and private banking. Further, the company sells insurance and investment products, including annuities; operates as a real estate investment trust for acquiring mortgage loans and other real estate related assets; and manages and sells real estate properties acquired through foreclosure. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 83 full-service branch offices in northern and central New Jersey, as well as in Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1839 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Earnings Per Share
As for profitability, Provident Financial Services has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.31.
Provident Financial Services has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 8.96. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $8.96 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 10.66%.
As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Feb 8, 2023, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.96 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 4.56%.
2. Bank Of Montreal (BMO)
13.3% sales growth and 21.06% return on equity
Bank of Montreal engages in the provision of diversified financial services primarily in North America. The company's personal banking products and services include checking and savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, personal loans, small business lending, cash management, and financial and investment advice services; and commercial banking products and services comprise business deposit accounts, commercial credit cards, business loans and commercial mortgages, cash management solutions, foreign exchange, specialized banking programs, treasury and payment solutions, and risk management products for small business and commercial banking customers. It also offers investment and wealth advisory services; digital investing services; financial services and solutions; and investment management, and trust and custody services. In addition, the company provides life, accident, and sickness insurance, and annuity products; creditor and travel insurance to bank customers; and reinsurance solutions. Further, it offers client's debt and equity capital-raising services, as well as loan origination and syndication, balance sheet management, and treasury management; strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and recapitalizations; and trade finance, risk mitigation, and other operating services. Additionally, the company provides research and access to markets for institutional, corporate, and retail clients; trading solutions that include debt, foreign exchange, interest rate, credit, equity, securitization, and commodities; new product development and origination services, as well as risk management and advisory services to hedge against fluctuations; and funding and liquidity management services to its clients. As of October 31, 2022, it operated approximately 1,300 bank branches and 4,700 automated banking machines, as well as online and mobile digital banking platforms. Bank of Montreal was founded in 1817 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
Earnings Per Share
As for profitability, Bank Of Montreal has a trailing twelve months EPS of $6.69.
Bank Of Montreal has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 12.76. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $12.76 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 21.06%.
Growth Estimates Quarters
The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is a negative 21.1% and a negative 2.8%, respectively.
Yearly Top and Bottom Value
Bank Of Montreal’s stock is valued at $85.36 at 20:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $122.77 and above its 52-week low of $81.57.
3. CAE Ordinary Shares (CAE)
10.2% sales growth and 4.42% return on equity
CAE Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies simulation equipment and training solutions to defense and security markets, commercial airlines, business aircraft operators, helicopter operators, aircraft manufacturers, and healthcare education and service providers worldwide. The company's Civil Aviation Training Solutions segment provides training solutions for flight, cabin, maintenance, and ground personnel in commercial, business, and helicopter aviation; flight simulation training devices; and ab initio pilot training and crew sourcing services, as well as end to end digitally-enabled crew management, training operations solutions, and optimization software. Its Defence and Security segment offers training and mission support solutions for defense forces across multi-domain operations, and for government organizations responsible for public safety. The company's Healthcare segment provides integrated education and training solutions, including surgical and imaging simulations, curriculum, audiovisual and centre management platforms, and patient simulators to healthcare students and clinical professionals. It has a strategic partnership with Volocopter GmbH to develop, certify, and deploy a pilot training program for electric vertical takeoff and landing operations. The company was formerly known as CAE Industries Ltd. and changed its name to CAE Inc. in June 1993. CAE Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Canada.
Earnings Per Share
As for profitability, CAE Ordinary Shares has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.4.
CAE Ordinary Shares has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 55.91. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $55.91 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 4.42%.
Growth Estimates Quarters
The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 8.7% and 300%, respectively.
4. Vulcan Materials Company (VMC)
7.3% sales growth and 9.17% return on equity
Vulcan Materials Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and supplies construction aggregates primarily in the United States. It operates through four segments: Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete, and Calcium. The Aggregates segment provides crushed stones, sand and gravel, sand, and other aggregates; and related products and services that are applied in construction and maintenance of highways, streets, and other public works, as well as in the construction of housing and commercial, industrial, and other nonresidential facilities. The Asphalt Mix segment offers asphalt mix in Alabama, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as engages in the asphalt construction paving activity in Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas. The Concrete segment provides ready-mixed concrete in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, and Washington D.C. The Calcium segment mines, produces, and sells calcium products for the animal feed, plastics, and water treatment industries. The company was formerly known as Virginia Holdco, Inc. and changed its name to Vulcan Materials Company. Vulcan Materials Company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Earnings Per Share
As for profitability, Vulcan Materials Company has a trailing twelve months EPS of $4.38.
Vulcan Materials Company has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 36.71. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $36.71 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 9.17%.
5. Nokia (NOK)
5.2% sales growth and 21.65% return on equity
Nokia Oyj provides mobile, fixed, and cloud network solutions worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Mobile Networks, Network Infrastructure, Cloud and Network Services, and Nokia Technologies. It offers products and services for radio access networks covering technologies from 2G to 5G, and microwave radio links for transport networks. The company provides fixed networking solutions, such as fiber and copper-based access infrastructure, and cloud and virtualization services, as well as wi-fi portfolio, including mesh solutions and cloud-based controllers; IP routing solutions for IP aggregation, and edge and core applications for residential, business, mobile, and industrial services; a portfolio of optical networks comprising portfolio coherent optical transponders, optical transport network switchers, wavelength-division multiplexers, reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer solutions, and optical line systems for metro access and aggregation, data center interconnect, regional, and long-haul/ultra-long-haul applications; and submarine networks. In addition, it offers business applications software, cloud and cognitive services, core networks software, and enterprise solutions. Further, the company provides hardware, software, and services, as well as licensing of intellectual property, including patents, technologies, and the Nokia brand. It serves communications service providers, webscales, hyperscalers, digital industries, and government. Nokia Oyj was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.
Earnings Per Share
As for profitability, Nokia has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-0.46.
The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 21.65%.