(VIANEWS) – Columbia Banking System (COLB), Churchill Downs (CHDN), Schlumberger (SLB) 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. Columbia Banking System (COLB)

245.6% sales growth and 10.1% return on equity

Columbia Banking System, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Columbia State Bank that provides a range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. It offers personal banking products and services, including non-interest and interest-bearing checking, savings, money market, and certificate of deposit accounts; home mortgages for purchases and refinances, home equity loans and lines of credit, and other personal loans; debit and credit cards; and digital banking services. The company also provides business banking products and services, such as checking, savings, interest-bearing money market, and certificate of deposit accounts; agricultural, asset-based, builder and other commercial real estate loans, as well as loans guaranteed by the small business administration; debit and credit cards; and professional banking, treasury management, merchant card, and international banking services. In addition, it offers wealth management solutions that include financial planning services, such as asset allocation, net worth analysis, estate planning and preservation, education funding, and wealth transfer; insurance solutions, which include long-term care, and life and disability insurance; individual retirement solutions comprising retirement planning, retirement income strategies, and traditional and roth individual retirement accounts; and business solutions, which comprise business retirement plans, key person insurance, business succession planning, and deferred compensation plans to individuals, families, and professional businesses. Further, the company provides fiduciary, investment, and administrative trust services, such as personal and special needs trusts, estate settlement services, and investment agency and charitable management services. As of December 31, 2020, it operated approximately 145 branches. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Columbia Banking System has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.86.

PE Ratio

Columbia Banking System has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 11.85. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $11.85 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 10.1%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Columbia Banking System is 776967 which is 12.5% below its average volume of 888035.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 17.5%, now sitting on 691.07M for the twelve trailing months.

2. Churchill Downs (CHDN)

43.5% sales growth and 101.25% return on equity

Churchill Downs Incorporated is an American racing and online betting company. The company operates in three distinct segments, Churchill Downs Online Wagering and Gaming. The company operated, as of March 18, 2019, three pari-mutuel entertainment venues that featured historical racing machines (HRMs), in Kentucky, TwinSpires online betting platform, for horse racing and sports. It also owned seven retail sportsbooks. There was casino gaming available in eight states, with over 11,000 slots machines, video lottery terminals and 200 table games. The company also provides streaming video and replays of horse races and a variety of handicapping and racing information. It also hosts the Bloodstock Research Information Services platform, which contains horse racing statistics data. The company also manufactures and manages pari-mutuel betting systems for racetracks as well as off-track wagering facilities. It provides totalizator service. Churchill Downs Incorporated, which was founded in 1928, is located in Louisville Kentucky.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Churchill Downs has a trailing twelve months EPS of $12.48.

PE Ratio

Churchill Downs has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 16.67. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $16.67 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 101.25%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter is a negative 16.2% and positive 78% for the next.

3. Schlumberger (SLB)

36.2% sales growth and 19.38% return on equity

Schlumberger Limited is a global provider of technology to the energy sector. It operates in four segments: Digital & Integration; Reservoir Performance; Well Construction and Production Systems. The company offers IT infrastructure, software and information management services. It also provides consulting services to reservoir characterization and field development planning. It also offers mud logging and engineering support services; drilling machinery and equipment for energy companies and shipyards; well drilling rigs; drilling tools; well cementing products; and well drilling and drilling. The company supplies engineered drilling fluid system, well drilling and planning, well drilling and supervision; designs, manufactures, markets fixed-cut drill bits; as well as engineering, logistic, procurement, contracting and management. It also offers well completion and equipment, artificial lift production equipment, optimization services, valves, process systems, and integrated subsea systems consisting of wellheads subsea tree, flowline connectors control systems, connectors and services. The firm was formerly called Societe’de Prospection Electro’lectrique. Schlumberger Limited was established in Houston, Texas in 1926.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Schlumberger has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-2.04.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 19.38%.

Moving Average

Schlumberger is worth more than its moving average for 50 days of $45.23 (and much higher than the moving average for 200 days of $40.95).

4. Sunstone Hotel Investors Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO)

30.8% sales growth and 8.03% return on equity

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., a lodging real-estate investment trust (“REIT”), has interest in 19 hotels with 9,997 rooms. Sunstone is a company that acquires, manages, assets, renovates, or repositions hotels that are considered long-term relevant real estateA(r). Most of these hotels are owned by nationally recognized brands like Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt.

Earnings per Share

Sunstone Hotel Investors Sunstone Hotel Investors’ trailing 12-month EPS is $0.68.

PE Ratio

Sunstone Hotel Investors Sunstone Hotel Investors’ trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 15.25. The purchaser of the shares is expected to invest $15.25 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is an indicator of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 8.3%.

5. South State Corporation (SSB)

30.3% sales growth and 9.46% return on equity

South State Corporation operates as the bank holding company for South State Bank that provides a range of banking services and products. The company accepts checking accounts, savings deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, certificates of deposits, and other time deposits. It also offers commercial real estate loans, residential real estate loans, commercial, and industrial loans, as well as consumer loans, including auto, boat, and personal installment loans. In addition, the company provides treasury management services, merchant services, debit card products, automated clearing house services, lock-box services, remote deposit capture services, and other treasury services. As of December 31, 2020, it served customers through 285 branches in Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. The company was formerly known as First Financial Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to South State Corporation in July 2013. South State Corporation was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Winter Haven, Florida.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, South State Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $6.23.

PE Ratio

South State Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 13.86. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $13.86 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 9.46%.

Moving Average

South State Corporation is worth more than its moving average for 50 days of $84.08 or its moving average for 200 days of $81.79.

Volume

The South State Corporation’s latest reported volume is 29599, 8.65% less than its average volume (323595).

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 6.6%, now sitting on 1.51B for the twelve trailing months.

6. First Industrial Realty Trust (FR)

14% sales growth and 18.19% return on equity

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR) is a leading fully integrated owner, operator, and developer of industrial real estate with a track record of providing industry-leading customer service to multinational corporations and regional customers. Across major markets in the United States, our local market experts manage, lease, buy, (re)develop, and sell bulk and regional distribution centers, light industrial, and other industrial facility types. In total, we own and have under development approximately 64.0 million square feet of industrial space as of June 30, 2020.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, First Industrial Realty Trust has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.98.

PE Ratio

First Industrial Realty Trust has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 16.47. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $16.47 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 18.19%.

Sales Growth

First Industrial Realty Trust has seen a 14% increase in sales for its current quarter, and 14% growth for the following.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 15.4%, now sitting on 516.8M for the twelve trailing months.

7. Vermilion Energy (VET)

10% sales growth and 37.15% return on equity

Vermilion Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas in North America, Europe, and Australia. It owns 81% working interest in 642,300 net acres of developed land and 87% working interest in 376,700 net acres of undeveloped land, and 613 net producing natural gas wells and 3,034 net producing oil wells in Canada; and 96% working interest in 248,900 net acres of developed land and 91% working interest in 222,100 net acres of undeveloped land in the Aquitaine and Paris Basins, and 325 net producing oil wells and 3.0 net producing gas wells in France. The company also owns 49% working interest in 930,000 net acres of land and 51 net producing natural gas wells in the Netherlands; and 36,900 net developed acres and 965,900 net undeveloped acres of land, and 61 net producing oil wells and 8 net producing natural gas wells in Germany. In addition, it owns offshore Corrib natural gas field located to the northwest coast of Ireland; and 100% working interest in the Wandoo offshore oil field and related production assets that covers 59,600 acres located on Western Australia's northwest shelf. Further, the company holds 138,000 net acres of land in the Powder River basin, and 136.6 net producing oil wells in the United States; and 951,200 net acres of land in Hungary, 244,900 net acres of land in Slovakia, and 2.4 million net acres of land in Croatia. Vermilion Energy Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Vermilion Energy has a trailing twelve months EPS of $3.73.

PE Ratio

Vermilion Energy has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 6.49. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $6.49 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 37.15%.

8. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

9.6% sales growth and 11.75% return on equity

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a transcontinental freight railway in Canada and the United States. The company transports bulk commodities, including grain, coal, potash, fertilizers, and sulphur; and merchandise freight, such as energy, chemicals and plastics, metals, minerals and consumer, automotive, and forest products. It also transports intermodal traffic comprising retail goods in overseas containers. The company offers rail and intermodal transportation services through a network of approximately 13,000 miles serving business centers in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada; and the United States Northeast and Midwest regions. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited was incorporated in 1881 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Earnings per Share

Canadian Pacific Railway’s trailing 12 month EPS is $15.89.

PE Ratio

Canadian Pacific Railway’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 5.09. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $5.09 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 11.75%.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Canadian Pacific Railway stock was valued at $80.85 as of 19:24 EST. This is below its 52 week high of $84.22 but well above its low 52-week of $65.17.

Moving Average

Canadian Pacific Railway’s value is way above its 50-day moving average of $72.49 and higher than its 200-day moving average of $74.01.

Dividend Yield

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Dec 28, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.56 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 0.76%.

Volume

Canadian Pacific Railway’s latest reported volume is 645686. This is 66.6 percent below the average 2056480 volume.

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