(VIANEWS) – BancFirst Corporation (BANF), Gentherm (THRM), EnLink Midstream, LLC (ENLC) 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. BancFirst Corporation (BANF)

34.4% sales growth and 14.87% return on equity

BancFirst Corporation operates as the bank holding company for BancFirst that provides a range of commercial banking services to retail customers, and small to medium-sized businesses. It operates through Metropolitan Banks, Community Banks, Pegasus Bank, and Other Financial Services segments. The company offers checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, sweep accounts, club accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as overdraft protection and auto draft services. It also provides commercial, financial, and other loans for working capital, facilities acquisition or expansion, purchase of equipment, and other needs; lending services that include private banking, energy, commercial and residential real estate, and commercial and industrial loans; and loans to finance purchases of consumer goods, such as automobiles, boats, household goods, vacations, and education. In addition, the company engages in the investment management and administration of trusts for individuals, corporations, and employee benefit plans, as well as bond trustee and paying agent business for various Oklahoma municipalities and governmental entities; and provision of item processing, research, and other correspondent banking services. Further, it is involved in real estate investment and insurance agency services; and providing funds transfer, collection, safe deposit box, cash management, and other services. The company serves customers in non-metropolitan trade centers and cities in the metropolitan statistical areas of Oklahoma. It operates through 108 banking locations in Oklahoma and 3 banking locations in Dallas, Texas. The company was formerly known as United Community Corporation and changed its name to BancFirst Corporation in November 1988. BancFirst Corporation was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Earnings per Share

For profitability, BancFirst Corporation’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $5.22

PE Ratio

BancFirst Corporation’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 17.35. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $17.35 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 14.87%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for BancFirst Corporation is 57957 which is 41.85% below its average volume of 99683.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. has stated that the next dividend payment will be Dec 28th 2022. The forward dividend rate and forward dividend yield are estimated at 1.68%.

2. Gentherm (THRM)

33.5% sales growth and 7.61% return on equity

Gentherm Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets thermal management technologies. The company operates through two segments, Automotive and Medical. The Automotive segment offers climate comfort system solutions, which include seat heaters, blowers, and thermoelectric devices for variable temperature climate control seats and steering wheel heaters that are designed to provide thermal comfort to automobile passengers; integrated electronic components, such as electronic control units that utilize proprietary electronics technology and software; and other climate comfort system solutions, including neck conditioners and climate control system products for door panels, armrests, cupholders, and storage bins. It also provides battery performance solutions, including cell connecting devices for various types of automotive batteries, as well as thermal management products for heating and cooling 12V, 48V, and high voltage batteries and battery modules; and automotive electronic and software systems comprising electronic control units for climate comfort systems, as well as for memory seat modules and other devices. This segment serves light vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), commercial vehicle OEMs, and first tier suppliers to the automotive OEMs, including automotive seat manufacturers, as well as aftermarket seat distributors and installers. The Medical segment offers patient temperature management systems. The company provides its products and services in the United States, Germany, Canada, China, Hungary, Japan, Korea, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Vietnam. The company was formerly known as Amerigon Incorporated and changed its name to Gentherm Incorporated in September 2012. Gentherm Incorporated was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Northville, Michigan.

Earnings per Share

Gentherm’s trailing 12 month EPS is $1.48.

PE Ratio

Gentherm’s trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 49.02. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $49.02 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 7.61%.

3. EnLink Midstream, LLC (ENLC)

23.2% sales growth and 13.33% return on equity

EnLink Midstream, LLC is a company that provides midstream services to the United States. The company operates in the Permian region of North Texas and Oklahoma Texas. It also has corporate segments. It is engaged in the following activities: gathering, compressing and treating, transporting and storing natural gas, fractionating, transporting and storing natural gas liquids, storage, storage, and sale of natural gas liquids, and also gathering, transporting and stabilizing crude oil and condensate. The company’s midstream assets network includes 12,000 miles worth of pipelines, 21 natural gas processing facilities, 7 fractionators, barge and railroad terminals, product storage facilities and brine disposal wells. Dallas is the headquarters of this company, which was established in 2013.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, EnLink Midstream, LLC has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.53.

PE Ratio

EnLink Midstream, LLC has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 24.87. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $24.87 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 13.33%.

4. PCB Bancorp (PCB)

14.9% sales growth and 12.74% return on equity

PCB Bancorp is the bank holding firm for Pacific City Bank. It provides a variety of banking products and services to both individuals and businesses within the small and medium market in Southern California. It offers time, demand, savings and money market deposits as well as certificates and deposit. Remote deposit capture is available, along with courier deposit services and positive pay. Zero balance accounts are also offered. The company also offers real estate loans and commercial and industrial loans. It also offers unsecured and secured lines of credit for automobiles, term loans and loans to individuals. This includes business loans such as manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and hospitality. The company also offers automated teller machines and debit cards as well as cashier’s and wire transfers, treasury management and wire transfer and automated clearinghouse services. It also provides cash management and services online, by telephone and mail. The company operates via a network that includes 11 fully-service branches located in Los Angeles, Orange, and Bayside counties in California, as well as a branch in Englewood Cliffs and Bayside in New Jersey. There are 9 loan production centers that the company operates in Irvine, Artesia and Los Angeles, California, Annandale and Virginia, Chicago, Illinois, Bellevue and Washington, Aurora and Colorado, Carrollton and Texas, as well as New York, New York. Before becoming PCB Bancorp, the company was known previously as Pacific City Financial Corporation. PCB Bancorp is located in Los Angeles and was established in 2003.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, PCB Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.45.

PE Ratio

PCB Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 7.25. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $7.25 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 12.74%.

Volume

The PCB Bancorp’s latest reported volume is 10229, which is 69.27% less than its average volume (332290).

Moving Average

PCB Bancorp’s value is under its 50-day moving average of $18.41 and under its 200-day moving average of $19.43.

5. Huron Consulting Group (HURN)

13.6% sales growth and 16.43% return on equity

Huron Consulting Group Inc. is a consulting firm that provides services both in the United States as well as internationally. The Healthcare section provides advice services for areas such as financial and operational improvements, care transformation and revenue cycle management; organizational transformation; digital, technology, and analytic solutions for national and regional hospitals. Business Advisory offers technology-based solutions, including analytics, restructuring and capital advisory services to the life sciences, finance, healthcare and energy sectors, industrials, manufacturing and public sector. The Education segment offers research enterprise, student lifecycle, digital, technology, analytic solutions, as well as organizational transformation services for public and private universities, academic medical centres, research institutes and other non-profit organisations. Huron Consulting Group Inc. is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Earnings per Share

Huron Consulting Group’s trailing 12 months profit per share is $4.

PE Ratio

Huron Consulting Group’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 17.03. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $17.03 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 16.43%.

Earnings before Interest, Taxes and Depreciation

Huron Consulting Group’s EBITDA stands at 46.06.

Moving Average

Huron Consulting Group’s worth is under its 50-day moving average of $73.72 and above its 200-day moving average of $65.88.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Huron Consulting Group is 70844 which is 29.99% below its average volume of 101201.

6. TriNet Group (TNET)

9.3% sales growth and 45.17% return on equity

TriNet Group, Inc. provides human resources (HR) solutions, payroll services, employee benefits, and employment risk mitigation services for small and midsize businesses in the United States. The company offers multi-state payroll processing and tax administration; employee benefits programs, including health insurance and retirement plans; workers compensation insurance and claims management; employment and benefits law compliance; and other HR related services. It serves clients in various industries, including technology, professional services, financial services, life sciences, not-for-profit, property management, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality. The company sells its solutions through its direct sales organization. TriNet Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

Earnings per Share

TriNet Group’s trailing 12 month EPS is $5.89.

PE Ratio

TriNet Group’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 12.71. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $12.71 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 45.17%.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

TriNet Group’s EBITDA is 28.32.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 8.1%, now sitting on 4.89B for the twelve trailing months.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is a negative 69% and a negative 31%, respectively.

7. Whitestone REIT (WSR)

5.8% sales growth and 4.53% return on equity

Whitestone, a community-focused shopping center REIT, acquires, buys, manages. develops. redevelops quality open-air neighborhood centres primarily in Sunbelt’s largest, most-affluent and fastest-growing markets. Whitestone aims to build communities by creating connections among consumers and providing entertainment, services and other experiences. Whitestone has been a dividend-paying stock for more than 15 years. Whitestone’s capital structure is strong and balanced. It allows for flexibility and growth. Whitestone can also perform well in economic downturns.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Whitestone REIT has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.36.

PE Ratio

Whitestone REIT has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 28.64. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $28.64 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 4.53%.

Dividend Yield

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Jan 31, 2023, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.48 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 4.66%.

Moving Average

Whitestone REIT’s market value is higher than its $50-day moving mean of $9.54, and lower than its $200-day moving median of $10.49.