(VIANEWS) – Albemarle (ALB), PBF Energy (PBF), EastGroup Properties (EGP) 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. Albemarle (ALB)

110.9% sales growth and 6.07% return on equity

Albemarle Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of engineered specialty chemicals. The company operates in three main segments, Lithium and Bromine. Lithium offers lithium compounds such as lithium carbonate and lithium chloride; and specialties. It also provides reagents like butyllithium or lithium aluminum hydride to be used in lithium battery packs for electric cars. The company also offers cesium products to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, zirconium and barium products, as well as titanium products for pyrotechnical uses, including airbag initiators, technical services for handling reactive lithium products, and recycling of lithium-containing byproducts. Bromine offers specialty chemicals such as bromine, inorganic and elemental bromides; brominated powdered active carbon and bromine fine chemicals that can be used in chemical synthesis and oil and gas well drilling, completion fluids, water purification and mercury control. It also provides bromine-based fire protection solutions. Catalysts provides hydroprocessing and isomerization as well as fluidized catalysts for cracking and additives. It serves markets such as energy storage, petroleum refining and consumer electronics. Albemarle Corporation was established in 1887. It is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Albemarle’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 80.3% and 14.8% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 36%, now sitting on 3.63B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Albemarle is 1301030 which is 0.87% above its average volume of 1289730.

Albemarle’s sales growth for the next quarter is 110.9%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 259.6% and 258.1%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 6.07%.

Volatility

Albemarle’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 0.20%, 3.51%, and 2.84%, respectively.

Albemarle’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 3.98% (day), 4.87% (last week), and 4.71% (last month), respectively.

Albemarle’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Albemarle’s stock is valued at $287.09 at 06:22 EST, under its 52-week high of $308.24 and way above its 52-week low of $169.93.

Albemarle’s Moving Average

Albemarle’s value is way above its 50-day moving average of $254.27 and way above its 200-day moving average of $228.84.

2. PBF Energy (PBF)

20.9% sales growth and 49.73% return on equity

PBF Energy Inc. and its affiliates are involved in the refining, supplying, and marketing of petroleum products. It operates two business segments: Logistics and Refining. The company produces ultra-low sulfur diesel, gasoline, fuel oil, fuel oils, jet fuel, heating oil and lubricants. It also makes unbranded transport fuels, feedstocks for petrochemicals and blending components. It sells products throughout the United States: Northeast, Midwest Gulf Coast, West Coast and West Coast. The company also provides various services such as rail, truck and marine terminaling, along with pipeline transport and storage. Five oil refineries are owned and operated by the company. PBF Energy Inc. was established in Parsippany (New Jersey) in 2008.

PBF Energy’s sales growth this year is expected to be 51% and a negative 6.4% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 104.1%, now sitting on 38.65B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for PBF Energy is 1647850 which is 41.17% below its average volume of 2801470.

PBF Energy’s sales growth for the next quarter is 20.9%. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is a negative 0% and negative 0%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 49.73%.

Volatility

PBF Energy’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 1.73%, 1.28%, and 2.44%, respectively.

PBF Energy’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 6.05% (day), 4.99% (last week), and 4.90% (last month), respectively.

PBF Energy’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

PBF Energy’s stock is valued at $31.43 at 06:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $44.12 and way above its 52-week low of $9.61.

PBF Energy’s Moving Average

PBF Energy’s value is under its 50-day moving average of $31.84 and way higher than its 200-day moving average of $25.15.

3. EastGroup Properties (EGP)

18.1% sales growth and 12.65% return on equity

EastGroup Properties, Inc., NYSE: EGP, is an S&P MidCap 400 Company. It’s a self-managed equity real estate trust that focuses on developing, purchasing, and operating industrial properties throughout major Sunbelt states in the United States. The emphasis of the Trust is in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, North Carolina, and Arizona. Its mission is to maximise shareholder value and be a leader in providing quality, functional and flexible business distribution space to location-sensitive customers in its market (mainly in the 15,000-70,000 square foot range). Its growth strategy is built on the ownership of top distribution facilities, which are usually located near key transportation points in submarkets with limited supply. EastGroup currently has approximately 45.7 millions square feet of portfolio. This includes development projects as well as value-add acquisitions that are under construction or lease-up.

EastGroup Properties’s sales growth this year is expected to be 17.9% and 12% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 19.1%, now sitting on 443.5M for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for EastGroup Properties is 114751 which is 64% below its average volume of 318806.

EastGroup Properties’s sales growth for the next quarter is 18.1%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 10.5% and negative -50.9%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 12.65%.

Volatility

EastGroup Properties’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 1.26%, 1.06%, and 1.07%, respectively.

EastGroup Properties’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.76% (day), 2.28% (last week), and 1.89% (last month), respectively.

EastGroup Properties’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

EastGroup Properties’s stock is valued at $170.81 at 06:22 EST, way below its 52-week high of $229.84 and way above its 52-week low of $148.33.

EastGroup Properties’s Moving Average

EastGroup Properties’s worth is above its 50-day moving average of $165.89 and under its 200-day moving average of $185.36.

4. Progress Software Corporation (PRGS)

15% sales growth and 25.88% return on equity

Progress Software Corporation is a company that develops, deploys and manages business software. OpenEdge is a software development tool that creates multilingual applications that can be securely deployed across multiple platforms and devices. It also offers developer tools, including components that allow for the development of user interfaces for web, mobile and desktop apps. Corticon, a business rule management system, provides decision automation, change management, and insight capabilities. DataDirect Connect is a data connection service that connects applications on different platforms using standard interfaces. MOVEit allows for secure collaboration as well as file transfer automation. Chef, an infrastructure platform, is available to create, deploy and manage secure applications on both multi-cloud or hybrid environments. WhatsUp Gold provides network monitoring and management solutions. Kemp LoadMaster is a load balancing solution; Kemp Flowmon network performance monitoring, and diagnostic solutions for collecting and analysing network telemetry, are also offered by the company. It also offers project management and implementation services. It sells products to independent software vendors and original equipment producers, as well as system integrators. The company has offices in America, Canada, Latin America and Europe. It was established in Burlington in Massachusetts in 1981.

Progress Software Corporation’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 10% and 3.9% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 21.4%, now sitting on 581.21M for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Progress Software Corporation is 55376 which is 79.77% below its average volume of 273858.

Progress Software Corporation’s sales growth is a negative 0% for the ongoing quarter and 15% for the next. The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is a negative 0% and negative 0%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 25.88%.

Volatility

Progress Software Corporation’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 2.64%, 1.58%, and 1.28%, respectively.

Progress Software Corporation’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 3.26% (day), 2.66% (last week), and 2.18% (last month), respectively.

Progress Software Corporation’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Progress Software Corporation’s stock is valued at $47.54 at 06:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $53.99 and way higher than its 52-week low of $41.68.

Progress Software Corporation’s Moving Average

Progress Software Corporation’s worth is above its 50-day moving average of $47.31 and above its 200-day moving average of $46.92.

5. LyondellBasell (LYB)

5.2% sales growth and 47.39% return on equity

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a chemical company that operates in the United States of America, Mexico, Italy Poland, France and Japan. It also has operations internationally. The company operates in six segments: Olefins and Polyolefins–Americas; Olefins and Polyolefins–Europe, Asia, International; Intermediates and Derivatives; Advanced Polymer Solutions; Refining; and Technology. The company produces and markets co-products, olefins, polyolefins, polyethylene products. These include high, medium, and low density polyethylenes, as well as linear, low density polyethylenes. It also makes polypropylene products such as copolymers and homopolymers. It also manufactures and markets propylene oxide, its derivatives, oxyfuels, and related products. The intermediate chemicals include styrene monomers and copolymers as well as acetyls and ethylene glycols. It also produces and markets solutions such as engineered plastics and masterbatches; engineered composites and colors; advanced polymers and other compounds. The company also refines crude oil from different sources to make gasoline, distillates and chemicals. It develops and licenses process technology for chemical and polyolefins; manufactures and markets polyolefin catalysts. LyondellBasell Industries N.V., which was established in 2009 is located in Houston.

LyondellBasell’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 13.4% and a negative 3.1% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 28.3%, now sitting on 53.53B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for LyondellBasell is 3109580 which is 40.95% above its average volume of 2206130.

LyondellBasell’s sales growth for the next quarter is 5.2%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is a negative 24% and negative -16%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 47.39%.

Volatility

LyondellBasell’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 2.00%, 2.33%, and 2.16%, respectively.

LyondellBasell’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 2.75% (day), 2.79% (last week), and 2.70% (last month), respectively.

LyondellBasell’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

LyondellBasell’s stock is valued at $76.96 at 06:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $117.22 and above its 52-week low of $75.90.

LyondellBasell’s Moving Average

LyondellBasell’s value is way below its 50-day moving average of $86.17 and way below its 200-day moving average of $96.29.

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