(VIANEWS) – Agree Realty Corporation (ADC), Lakeland Financial Corporation (LKFN), First Western Financial (MYFW) 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. Agree Realty Corporation (ADC)

20.7% sales growth and 3.68% return on equity

Agree Realty Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the acquisition and development of properties net leased to industry-leading retail tenants. As of June 30, 2020, the Company owned and operated a portfolio of 936 properties, located in 46 states and containing approximately 18.4 million square feet of gross leasable area. The common stock of Agree Realty Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ADC".

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Agree Realty Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.83.

PE Ratio

Agree Realty Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 38.24. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $38.24 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 3.68%.

Revenue growth

The year-on-year revenue growth was 25.7%. We now have 404.7M in the 12 trailing months.

Volume

Agree Realty Corporation’s most recent reported volume is 910673, which is 10.64% more than its 823073 average volume.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is a negative 9.1% and a negative 18.7%, respectively.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Agree Realty Corporation’s EBITDA is 19.54.

2. Lakeland Financial Corporation (LKFN)

14.3% sales growth and 16.99% return on equity

Lakeland Financial Corporation is the bank holding organization for Lake City Bank. It offers a variety of banking products and services. It accepts various deposits, including interest bearing checking and savings. The company offers loans for commercial, industrial, multi-family residential, commercial real property, agricultural, consumer 1-4 mortgages, as well as other consumer loans. It also provides retail and merchant credit cards services, corporate treasury and wealth advisory, as well as trust services. The retail brokerage service includes various investment and financial products such annuities, life insurance, and online business banking. The company serves the following industries: commercial real estate; manufacturing; agriculture construction, retail, wholesale finance and insurance; accommodation and food service and healthcare. The company had 50 locations in 15 counties as of December 31, 2020. There were 44 offices located in northern Indiana, and six in central Indiana. Lakeland Financial Corporation was established in Warsaw in Indiana in 1872.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Lakeland Financial Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $3.53.

PE Ratio

Lakeland Financial Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 22.78. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $22.78 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 16.99%.

3. First Western Financial (MYFW)

13.7% sales growth and 8.85% return on equity

First Western Financial, Inc., a financial holding company, provides wealth management, private banking, personal trust, investment management, mortgage lending, and institutional asset management services. The company operates through two segments: Wealth Management and Mortgage. The Wealth Management segment provides deposit, loan, insurance, and trust and investment management advisory products and services. The Mortgage segment engages in soliciting, originating, and selling mortgage loans into the secondary market. It serves entrepreneurs, professionals, high-net worth individuals or families, and philanthropic and business organizations. The company operates 15 profit centers, including 11 boutique private trust bank offices with 2 locations in Arizona, 8 locations in Colorado, and 1 location in Wyoming; 2 loan production offices with 1 location in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and 1 location in Greenwood Village, Colorado; and 2 trust offices with 1 location in Laramie, Wyoming, and 1 location in Century City, California. First Western Financial, Inc. was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, First Western Financial has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.86.

PE Ratio

First Western Financial has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 15.7. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $15.7 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 8.85%.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 10.3%, now sitting on 103.86M for the twelve trailing months.

4. Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP)

12.9% sales growth and 26.22% return on equity

Capital Product Partners L.P. is a ship-transporting company that provides services for marine transport in Greece. The vessels can transport a variety of containerized and dry cargoes under both short-term voyage charters as well as medium- to long-term bareboat charters. The company had 17 vessels as of April 26, 2021. These included 13 Neo-Panamax containers vessels, 3 Panamax container vessels and 1 Capesize bulk carrier. Capital GP L.L.C. Capital GP L.L.C. serves as general partner. It was founded in 2007 in Piraeus in Greece.

Earnings per Share

Capital Product Partners L.P.’s trailing 12-month EPS is $7.23.

PE Ratio

Capital Product Partners L.P.’s trailing 12 months price-earnings ratio is 2.05. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $2.05 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the profitability of a company relative to shareholders’ equity, was 26.22%.

Sales Growth

Capital Product Partners L.P. saw a 16.6% increase in sales for its current quarter, and 12.9% the following.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 66.6%, now sitting on 282.75M for the twelve trailing months.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Capital Product Partners L.P.’s EBITDA is 4.77.

5. Duke Energy (DUK)

7% sales growth and 6.84% return on equity

Duke Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries operate in the United States as an energy company. The company operates in three main segments, Electric Utilities and Infrastructure; Gas Utilities and Infrastructure; and Commercial Renewables. Electric Utilities and Infrastructure generates and distributes electricity throughout the Carolinas and Florida. It also uses natural gas, coal, and oil to produce electricity. The company also deals in wholesale electricity, including to electric cooperative utilities and load-serving agencies. The segment services approximately 8.2 Million customers across 6 US states, covering approximately 91,000 sq. miles. It also owns 50.259 megawatts of generation capacity. Gas Utilities and Infrastructure distributes natural gaz to residential, industrial, and power generation customers. It also owns, manages and invests in natural gas storage and pipeline transmission. There are approximately 1.6million customers. This includes 1.1 million in North Carolina and South Carolina and ten thousand in Tennessee. In addition, there are 550,000 customers located in northern Kentucky and southwestern Ohio. Commercial Renewables is responsible for acquiring, developing, building, operating, maintaining, and distributing wind and solar energy generation projects. This includes non-regulated renewable energy as well as energy storage services to utility companies, electric cooperatives and municipalities. There are 23 wind turbines, 178 solar and two battery storage locations. Additionally, there are 71 fuel cells with a total capacity of 3,554MW in 22 states. The former name of the company was Duke Energy Holding Corp., but it changed its name in April 2005 to Duke Energy Corporation. It was established in 1904, and its headquarters is in Charlotte in North Carolina.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Duke Energy has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.72.

PE Ratio

Duke Energy has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 57.95. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $57.95 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 6.84%.

Moving Average

Duke Energy’s value exceeds its $50-day moving mean of $98.17, and is below its $200-day moving median of $105.29.