(VIANEWS) – BankFinancial Corporation (BFIN), Plains Group Holdings, L.P. (PAGP), Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) 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. BankFinancial Corporation (BFIN)

21.9% sales growth and 4.9% return on equity

BankFinancial Corporation is the bank holding organization for BankFinancial National Association. It offers various personal, commercial and family banking products. It accepts deposits from all types, such as savings, NOW and checking as well as money market, IRA, retirement, and certificates of deposit. The company offers a variety of loan products, such as multifamily residential mortgages, commercial loans and leases, nonresidential land and construction loans; loans for one to four families, which include home equity loans and credit lines; and loans for consumers. It also offers cash management services, such as fund transfer and bill payment. It also offers financial planning and can sell property, casualty and other insurance products as an agent. There are 19 fully-service banks offices in Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties. BankFinancial Corporation is located in Burr Ridge in Illinois.

Earnings per Share

BankFinancial Corporation’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $0.55.

PE Ratio

BankFinancial Corporation’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 18.29. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $18.29 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 4.9%.

Volume

BankFinancial Corporation’s latest reported volume is 27819, which is 29.75% more than its average volume (21439).

2. Plains Group Holdings, L.P. (PAGP)

17.3% sales growth and 10.71% return on equity

Plains GP Holdings L.P. operates and owns midstream infrastructure across the United States. The company operates in three main segments, Transportation, Facilities, Supply and Logistics. Transport is responsible for transporting crude oil and other natural gas liquids via pipelines, truck and barges, as well as gathering and processing systems. It owned or leased 18,535 miles worth of crude oil pipelines and NGL gathering systems, 35 million barrels above-ground storage capacity, 825 trailers, 50 transport and stock barges and 20 transport tugs as of December 31 2019. This segment provides storage, terminalling and throughput services for oil, NGLs and natural gas. It also offers NGL fractionation, isomerization, natural gas, and condensate processing. The segment had approximately 79,000,000 barrels of crude oil storage capacity, 34 million barrels NGL storage capacities, 63 billion cubic feet natural gas storage capacity and 25 billion cubic foot of base gas. It also owned seven natural gas processing facilities and an NGL fractionation facility. There were 30 NGL and crude oil rail terminals. Six marine facilities and over 430 miles worth of pipelines. Supply and Logistics is engaged in merchant-related activities. This includes purchase of crude oil as well as NGL, from processors and marketers, storage of NGL and gas, and the resale and transportation of crude oil and NGL. The segment had 16 million barrels and NGL fill; 4,000,000 barrels and NGL linesfill in third-party pipelines and other inventories; 760 trucks; 900 trailers; and 8000 crude oil or NGL railcars. It provides logistics services, including crude oil, NGLs and natural gas. PAA GP Holdings LLC is a general partner in the business. Plains GP Holdings L.P., was established in 2013. It is based in Houston, Texas.

Earnings per Share

Plains Group Holdings L.P.’s trailing 12 months EPS is $1.07.

PE Ratio

Plains Group Holdings L.P.’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 12.21. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $12.21 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 10.71%.

Moving Average

Plains Group Holdings, L.P.’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $12.23 and way higher than its 200-day moving average of $11.65.

Earnings before Interest, Taxes and Depreciation

Plains Group Holdings L.P. has an EBITDA of 0.19.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter is 130.2% and a drop 69.4% for the next.

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

17% sales growth and 19.02% return on equity

Capital Product Partners L.P., a shipping company, provides marine transportation services in Greece. Its vessels transports a range of dry cargoes and containerized goods under short-term voyage charters, and medium to long-term time and bareboat charters. As of April 26, 2021, the company owned 17 vessels, including thirteen Neo-Panamax container vessels, three Panamax container vessels, and one Capesize bulk carrier. Capital GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of the company. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Piraeus, Greece.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Capital Product Partners L.P. has a trailing twelve months EPS of $4.94.

PE Ratio

Capital Product Partners L.P. has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 3.13. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $3.13 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 19.02%.

Moving Average

Capital Product Partners L.P.’s worth is higher than its 50-day moving average of $14.64 and above its 200-day moving average of $15.25.

4. Yelp (YELP)

11.6% sales growth and 5.74% return on equity

Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects consumers with local businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, health, and other categories, as well as home, local, auto, professional, pets, events, real estate, and financial services. It provides free and paid advertising products to businesses, which include cost-per-click search advertising and multi-location Ad products, as well as enables businesses to deliver targeted search advertising to local audiences; and business listing page products. The company also offers other services comprising Yelp Reservations that provide online reservations for restaurants, nightlife, and other venues directly from their Yelp business pages; Yelp Waitlist, a subscription-based waitlist management solution that allows consumers to check wait times and join waitlists remotely, as well as businesses to manage seating and server rotation; Yelp Knowledge program that offers business owners local analytics and insights through access to its historical data and other proprietary content; and Yelp Fusion, which offers free and paid access to content and data for consumer-facing enterprise use through publicly available APIs. In addition, it provides content licensing, as well as allows third-party data providers to update and manage business listing information on behalf of businesses. Further, the company offers its products directly through its sales force; indirectly through partners; and online through its website, as well as non-advertising partner arrangements. It has strategic partnership with Grubhub for providing consumers with a service to place food orders for pickup and delivery. Yelp Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Earnings per Share

Yelp’s trailing 12 months profit per share was $-0.27

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is an indicator of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 5.74%.

5. Ecolab (ECL)

10.3% sales growth and 16.19% return on equity

Ecolab Inc. offers water, hygiene and prevention services and products in the United States as well as internationally. Global Industrial, Global Institutional & Specialty and Global Healthcare & Life Sciences are the segments that make up Ecolab Inc. The company’s Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process solutions, as well as cleaning and sanitizing services for manufacturing, food processing, transport, chemical, metals, mining, power generation and pulp and paper. It also offers cleaning and sanitizing products to the petroleum, refining and petrochemical sectors. Global Institutional & Specialty provides specialized cleaning products for the hospitality, foodservice, lodging, education and retail sectors. The company’s Global Healthcare & Life Sciences section offers specialized cleaning products for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and personal care industries. These include infection prevention, surgical solutions and complete cleaning and contamination control under the Ecolab and Microtek brand names. Its Other segment provides pest control services that can detect, remove, and prevent insects such as rodents in food and drink processors, hospitals, education and healthcare facilities and hotels. The segment provides colloidal silicon for polishing and binding applications in aerospace, semiconductor and catalyst component manufacturing as well chemical industries. It also offers products and services to manage the wash process, including premium products, dispensing gear, water management and real-time data management. The company sells products via field sales, corporate account personnel and distributors. It was established in Saint Paul in Minnesota in 1923.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Ecolab has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-4.53.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 16.19%.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 13.2%, now sitting on 13.53B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Ecolab’s current volume is reported at 1274240, 8.97% lower than its 1399900 average.

6. The Travelers Companies (TRV)

7.7% sales growth and 13.87% return on equity

Through its affiliates, The Travelers Companies, Inc. provides commercial and personal property, as well as casualty, insurance products and services for individuals, businesses, governments, organizations, and associations throughout the United States and abroad. There are three main segments to the company: Personal Insurance, Bond & Specialty Insurance and Business Insurance. Workers’ compensation, property and commercial vehicles, general liability and public liability are all offered by the Business Insurance segment. Other products include professional indemnity and marine, aviation and onshore energy. The segment is available through select accounts which are small and medium-sized companies, through commercial accounts which service mid-sized business, through national accounts which serve large businesses and through national property and other accounts which serve large customers. It also markets its products via wholesale agents and brokers. Bond & Specialty Insurance provides certainty, fidelity and management, as well as other coverages for property and casualty and associated risk management services, through independent agents and brokers. Independent brokers and agencies offer personal insurance that covers property and casualty risks. This includes homeowners and automobile insurance. Travelers Companies, Inc. is an American company that was established in New York, New York in 1853.

Earnings per Share

The Travelers Companies’ trailing 12 months profit per share is $11.06.

PE Ratio

Trailing 12 months, the Travelers Companies’ price-to-earnings ratio is 17. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $17 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 13.87%.

Sales Growth

Travelers Companies saw a 8.4% increase in sales for the current quarter, and 7.7% the following.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. estimates that the next dividend payment will be made on December 7, 2022. The forward dividend rate for the year is estimated at 3.72, and the forward dividend yield to be 2.11%.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 5.7%, now sitting on 36.26B for the twelve trailing months.

7. Brunswick Corporation (BC)

5.6% sales growth and 33.4% return on equity

Brunswick Corporation manufactures and markets recreational products around the world. The company operates in three segments: Propulsion, Parts & Accessories and Boat. It provides inboard and sterndrive outboard and inboard engine services to independent boat builders. This segment also works with marine distributors and specialty marine retailers. The Mercury Marine, Mercury MerCruiser Mariner, Mercury Racing and Mercury Diesel brands are available to this segment. Parts & Accessories provides parts, consumables and boat parts, electric products, motor oils, lubricants and marine electronic and control systems. It also supplies aftermarket retail, distributors and distribution companies with specialty vehicle and mobile products. The Mercury, Mercury Precision Parts and Quicksilver brands are all represented in this segment. Sea Ray sport boat and cruisers, Bayliner sport boats, runabouts, and Boston Whaler sport yachts, Bayliner and Lund are the Boat segments. Heyday tow/wake and Thunder Jet aluminum boats, along with dealer and shared access club services for the marine industry via distributors and dealers, also offer their products under the Mercury, Mercury Precision Parts, Quicksilver, Seachoice, and Searay brands. Brunswick Corporation was established in Mettawa in Illinois in 1845.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Brunswick Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $8.43.

PE Ratio

Brunswick Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 8.66. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $8.66 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 33.4%.

Sales Growth

Brunswick Corporation’s sales growth is 16.4% for the ongoing quarter and 5.6% for the next.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Brunswick Corporation stock was valued at $73.04 as of 00:27 Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is less than the $103.43 52-week peak and much higher than its $61.89 52-week low.

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