(VIANEWS) – Associated Banc (ASB), RBB Bancorp (RBB), Compass Diversified Holdings Shares of Beneficial Interest (CODI) 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. Associated Banc (ASB)

30.8% sales growth and 8.41% return on equity

Associated Banc-Corp is a bank holding firm that provides various non-banking services to customers and business owners in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. It operates in three segments, Corporate and Commercial Specialty, Community, Consumer, and Business, and Risk Management and Shared Services. The company’s Corporate and Commercial Specialty segments offer savings, money-market deposit accounts, IRA account accounts and certificates of deposit. They also provide cash management solutions such as cash vault and night depository service, interest-bearing and commercial deposit products, and liquidity solutions. Information services include information services and commercial loans and credit lines, commercial realestate financing, letter of credit, lease, asset based lending and loan syndications. The segment offers specialized services such as interest rate risk management and foreign exchange solutions. It also manages pensions, profit-sharing, and employee benefits. Community, Consumer, and Business segments offer checking, credit, debit and prepaid cards, online bill pay and bill payment, and residential mortgages, home equity lines and loans, personal and instal loans, and real estate financing, as well as business loans and credit lines. The company had 228 branches as of December 31, 2020. Associated Banc-Corp was established in 1861 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Earnings per Share

Associated Banc’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $2.14.

PE Ratio

Associated Banc’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 11.21. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $11.21 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 8.41%.

2. RBB Bancorp (RBB)

16.7% sales growth and 13.46% return on equity

RBB Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Royal Business Bank that provides various banking products and services to the Chinese-American, Korean-American, and other Asian-American communities. Its deposit products include checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also offers commercial and industrial lines of credit, term loans, mortgage warehouse lines, and international trade discounts; commercial real estate loans; residential, commercial, and land acquisition and development construction loans; small business administration loans; and single-family residential mortgage loans. In addition, it provides international letters of credit, SWIFT, export advisory, trade finance discount, and foreign exchange services; and remote deposit, e-banking, and mobile banking services. The company primarily offers its products and services to individuals, businesses, municipalities, and other entities. As of December 31, 2021, it operated 23 branches in the Western region with branches in Los Angeles County, California; Orange County, California; Ventura County, California; Clark County, Nevada; Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as in Eastern region with branches in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, New York; Chicago, Illinois and Edison, New Jersey. RBB Bancorp was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, RBB Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $3.2.

PE Ratio

RBB Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 7.01. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $7.01 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 13.46%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects to grow by 12.3% and 16.2% respectively.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. estimates that the next dividend payment will be made on October 27, 2022. The forward dividend rate for the year is 0.56, and the forward dividend yield of 2.52%.

3. Compass Diversified Holdings Shares of Beneficial Interest (CODI)

15.3% sales growth and 4.69% return on equity

Compass Diversified is a private equity firm specializing in add on acquisitions, buyouts, industry consolidation, recapitalization, late stage and middle market investments. It seeks to invest in niche industrial or branded consumer companies, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, business services sector, safety & security, electronic components, food, foodservice. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in North America. It seeks to invest between $100 million and $800 million in companies with an EBITDA between $15 million to $80 million. It seeks to acquire controlling ownership interests in its portfolio companies and can make additional platform acquisitions. The firm prefer to have majority stake in companies. The firm invests through its balance sheet and typically holds investments between five to seven years. Compass Diversified was founded in 2005 and is based in Westport, Connecticut with an additional office in Costa Mesa, California.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Compass Diversified Holdings Shares of Beneficial Interest has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.86.

PE Ratio

Compass Diversified Holdings Shares of Beneficial Interest has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 22.67. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $22.67 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 4.69%.

Moving Average

Compass Diversified Holdings Shares of Beneficial Interest’s worth is above its 50-day moving average of $19.30 and way under its 200-day moving average of $22.13.

Dividend Yield

According to Morningstar, Inc., there will be a next dividend payment on October 18, 2022. The forward-annual dividend rate for 2020 is estimated at 1 while the forward-annual dividend yield is estimated at 4.97%.

4. Limestone Bancorp (LMST)

12.3% sales growth and 13.13% return on equity

Limestone Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Limestone Bank, Inc. that provides a range of commercial and personal banking products and services. The company offers deposit products, including savings, interest checking, and money market accounts, as well as fixed rate certificates with varying maturities. It also provides commercial loans for equipment purchases, working capital, and other financing needs of business enterprises; and commercial real estate loans that comprise loans on properties occupied by borrowers and tenants, as well as construction and development loans secured by land under development, or homes and commercial buildings under construction. In addition, the company offers residential real estate loans; consumer loans; agriculture loans secured by livestock, crops, and equipment; and other loans, including loans to municipalities, loans secured by stock, and overdrafts. Further, it provides drive-through banking facilities, automatic teller machines, personalized checks, credit and debit cards, electronic funds transfers through ACH services, domestic and foreign wire transfers, and loan and deposit sweep accounts; and curbside banking, night depository, internet and mobile banking, treasury management, remote deposit, cash management, and vault services. The company primarily serves communities and small to medium-sized businesses, the owners and employees of these businesses, and other executives and professionals. It operates 20 banking offices in 14 counties in Kentucky. The company was formerly known as Porter Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to Limestone Bancorp, Inc. in May 2018. Limestone Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Limestone Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.21.

PE Ratio

Limestone Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 11.39. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $11.39 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 13.13%.

Moving Average

Limestone Bancorp is worth more than its $50-day moving mean of $21.45, and much higher than its $200-day moving median of $20.26.

Volume

Limestone Bancorp’s latest reported volume is 1615, which is an 89.71% decrease from its average volume at 15703.

5. PNC Financial Services Group (PNC)

11% sales growth and 11.18% return on equity

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. The company's Retail Banking segment offers checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; residential mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, auto loans, credit cards, education loans, and personal and small business loans and lines of credit; and brokerage, insurance, and investment and cash management services. This segment serves consumer and small business customers through a network of branches, ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile banking channels. Its Corporate & Institutional Banking segment provides secured and unsecured loans, letters of credit, and equipment leases; cash and investment management services, receivables and disbursement management services, funds transfer services, international payment services, and access to online/mobile information management and reporting; foreign exchange, derivatives, fixed income, securities underwriting, loan syndications, and mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets advisory related services; and commercial loan servicing and technology solutions. It serves mid-sized and large corporations, and government and not-for-profit entities. The company's Asset Management Group segment offers investment and retirement planning, customized investment management, credit and cash management solutions, and trust management and administration services for high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals, and their families; and multi-generational family planning services for ultra high net worth individuals and their families. It also provides outsourced chief investment officer, custody, private real estate, cash and fixed income client solutions, and fiduciary retirement advisory services for institutional clients. The company has 2,591 branches and 9,502 ATMs. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Earnings per Share

PNC Financial Services Group’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $19.14.

PE Ratio

PNC Financial Services Group’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 8.76. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $8.76 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the profitability and shareholder equity for a business, was 11.18%.

Sales Growth

PNC Financial Services Group is forecast to grow its sales by 11% in the next quarter.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

PNC Financial Services Group stock was valued at $167.65 as of 19:23 EST. This is way lower than the 52-week high $228.14, and much higher than the 52-week low $143.52.

Volume

The current reported volume at PNC Financial Service Group was 586475, which is 71.55% lower than its average volume (2061720).

Moving Average

PNC Financial Services Group is worth more than its moving average 50 days of $157.14 or its moving average 200 days of $171.79.

6. Titan International (TWI)

10.2% sales growth and 52.11% return on equity

Titan International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for off-highway vehicles in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Commonwealth of Independent States region, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and internationally. The company operates in Agricultural, Earthmoving/Construction, and Consumer segments. It offers rims, wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for various agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, skidders, plows, planters, and irrigation equipment. The company also offers rims, wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for off-the-road earthmoving, mining, military, construction, and forestry equipment, including skid steers, aerial lifts, cranes, graders and levelers, scrapers, self-propelled shovel loaders, articulated dump trucks, load transporters, haul trucks, backhoe loaders, crawler tractors, lattice cranes, shovels, and hydraulic excavators. In addition, it provides bias and light truck tires; and products for ATVs, turf, and golf cart applications, as well as specialty and train brakes. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, as well as to the aftermarket through independent distributors, equipment dealers, and own distribution centers. Titan International, Inc. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Quincy, Illinois.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Titan International has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-0.99.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 52.11%.