(VIANEWS) – Duke Realty Corporation (DRE), Comfort Systems USA (FIX), American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL) 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. Duke Realty Corporation (DRE)

23.6% sales growth and 16.09% return on equity

Duke Realty Corporation manages approximately 159,000,000 square feet of rentable industrial assets across 20 logistics hubs. Duke Realty Corporation, which trades on the NYSE under DRE and is a part of the S&P 500 Index, is listed publicly.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Duke Realty Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.96.

PE Ratio

Duke Realty Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 50.05. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $50.05 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 16.09%.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 5.3%, now sitting on 1.12B for the twelve trailing months.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is a negative 80.9% and a negative 8%, respectively.

2. Comfort Systems USA (FIX)

19.2% sales growth and 25.82% return on equity

Comfort Systems USA, Inc. offers mechanical and electric installation, renovation, maintenance, repairs, and replacement services to the United States’ mechanical and electrical service industry. The company is responsible for the design, integration, installation and startup of electrical and mechanical (MEP), systems. It also provides maintenance, repair and replacement of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), as well as plumbing and piping controls. It provides services to office buildings, shopping centers, apartments complexes and manufacturing plants. The company serves property managers, building owners, developers, architects, consultants engineers and general contractors in the institutional, commercial and industrial MEP markets. Comfort Systems USA, Inc. is located in Houston, Texas.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Comfort Systems USA has a trailing twelve months EPS of $5.87.

PE Ratio

Comfort Systems USA has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 16.49. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $16.49 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 25.82%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Comfort Systems USA is 144085 which is 4.92% below its average volume of 151555.

3. American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL)

13% sales growth and 23.04% return on equity

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company provides services and products in life insurance throughout the United States through its subsidiaries. Fixed index and rate annuities are offered. Single premium instant annuities can also be issued. The company offers life insurance products. The company markets its products via independent agents such as banks, brokers/dealers and registered investment advisers. It was established in 1995 in West Des Moines.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company has a trailing twelve months EPS of $12.32.

PE Ratio

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 3.18. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $3.18 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 23.04%.

Moving Average

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company’s worth is above its 50-day moving average of $38.49 and above its 200-day moving average of $38.64.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company’s stock is valued at $39.15 at 20:22 EST, way below its 52-week high of $44.49 and way higher than its 52-week low of $31.76.

Sales Growth

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company’s sales growth for the next quarter is 13%.

4. Autodesk (ADSK)

9.8% sales growth and 53.97% return on equity

Autodesk, Inc. offers 3D engineering, entertainment, and design software worldwide. AutoCAD Civil 3D is a 3D design, engineering, and documentation software and service provider. It offers Inventor software that allows for 3D mechanical designs, analysis, simulation, visualization, documentation, as well as Vault software. Vault is a data management tool to organize data, speed up design processes and reduce collaboration. Maya and 3ds Max products offer 3D modeling and animation. ShotGrid software can be used for production monitoring and review in media and entertainment. The company sells products and services directly to its customers as well as via a network distributors and resellers. Autodesk, Inc., was founded in 1982. It is located in San Rafael, California.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Autodesk has a trailing twelve months EPS of $5.44.

PE Ratio

Autodesk has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 35.05. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $35.05 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 53.97%.

Moving Average

Autodesk’s value is below its 50-day moving average of $208.31 and below its 200-day moving average of $210.55.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Autodesk is 783436 which is 45.85% below its average volume of 1446950.

5. Penn National Gaming (PENN)

5.3% sales growth and 11.36% return on equity

Penn National Gaming, Inc., along with its affiliates, offers integrated entertainment, content and gaming experiences across North America. It operates in five regions: Northeast, South West, Midwest and Interactive. The company has 44 properties across 20 states and online sports betting in thirteen jurisdictions. It also offers iCasino under five brands: Hollywood Casino, L’Auberge and Barstool Sportsbook. The former name of the company was PNRC Corp., but it changed its name in 1994 to Penn National Gaming, Inc. Penn National Gaming, Inc. was established in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania in 1972.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Penn National Gaming has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-5.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 11.36%.

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