(VIANEWS) – Ecopetrol S.A. (EC), ZoomInfo (ZI), Group 1 Automotive (GPI) 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. Ecopetrol S.A. (EC)

59.4% sales growth and 29.3% return on equity

Ecopetrol S.A. is an integrated energy company. Exploration and Production, Transport and Logistics, Refining and Petrochemical and Biofuels and Electric Power Transmission and Concessions are the four main segments of Ecopetrol S.A. The company is involved in exploration, production, transportation, of crude oil, engine fuels and fuel oil, as well as the sale and distribution of LPG and natural gas. It also provides electric power transmission services, design, construction, operation and maintenance of roads and energy infrastructure projects. The company owned approximately 9.127 km of crude oil pipelines and multi-purpose pipes as of December 31, 2021. The company also makes and sells polypropylene compounds and masterbatches. It offers industrial services sales to customers as well as specialized management service. The company has offices in Colombia, Americas, Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean as well as Europe and South America. In June 2003, Ecopetrol S.A. was established. The former name of the company was Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos. Ecopetrol S.A. is an entity that was founded in Bogota (Colombia) in 1948.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Ecopetrol S.A. has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.14.

PE Ratio

Ecopetrol S.A. has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 4.2. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $4.2 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 29.3%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Ecopetrol S.A.’s stock is valued at $8.98 at 06:23 EST, way under its 52-week high of $19.81 and higher than its 52-week low of $8.59.

Moving Average

Ecopetrol S.A.’s worth is way under its 50-day moving average of $10.34 and way below its 200-day moving average of $13.89.

2. ZoomInfo (ZI)

47% sales growth and 8.98% return on equity

ZoomInfo Technologies Inc. provides go-to market intelligence for marketing and sales teams worldwide through its subsidiaries. Cloud-based information platform from the company helps users to identify and engage with target customers, decision makers and monitor purchasing signals. This platform is available to enterprises and mid-market businesses, as well as small and medium-sized companies that work in many industry sectors, such software, business, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. It also supports media and internet and transport, education, hospitality and real estate. ZoomInfo Technologies Inc. was established in Vancouver, Washington in 2007.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, ZoomInfo has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-0.03.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 8.98%.

Sales Growth

ZoomInfo’s sales growth is 45.1% for the ongoing quarter and 47% for the next.

Moving Average

ZoomInfo’s worth is below its 50-day moving average of $44.06 and way below its 200-day moving average of $47.75.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 57.7%, now sitting on 835.6M for the twelve trailing months.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 21.4% and 46.2%, respectively.

3. Group 1 Automotive (GPI)

12.2% sales growth and 39.17% return on equity

Group 1 Automotive, Inc., and its affiliates, operate in the auto retail sector. It sells used and new cars and light trucks as well as parts and service insurance. The company also arranges vehicle financing. The company operates in metropolitan areas of 15 US states, 33 in Britain and three in Brazil. The company had 186 dealerships and 242 franchises and 49 collision centres that sold 31 brand-name automobiles as of February 5, 2020. Group 1 Automotive, Inc., was established in Houston, Texas in 1995.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Group 1 Automotive has a trailing twelve months EPS of $42.29.

PE Ratio

Group 1 Automotive has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 3.35. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $3.35 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 39.17%.

Sales Growth

Group 1 Automotive’s sales growth is 15.2% for the ongoing quarter and 12.2% for the next.

Moving Average

Group 1 Automotive’s worth is way under its 50-day moving average of $172.94 and way below its 200-day moving average of $176.99.

Dividend Yield

According to Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 30, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 1.52 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 1.03%.

4. LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA)

7.9% sales growth and 29.74% return on equity

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries offer integrated brokerage and investment advisory services for independent financial advisers as well as financial advisors working at financial institutions across the United States. Fixed and variable annuities as well as mutual funds and equities are available. Retirement and education savings plans can also be offered. Insurance, alternative investments such as business development companies and non-traded real property investment trusts, may all be included in the brokerage offering. It also offers advisory platforms which allow access to mutual funds and exchange-traded money, stocks, bonds and certain options strategies. It also offers money market services and retirement solutions that are commission- and fee-based. This allows advisors to offer brokerage, consulting, and advice for retirement plan sponsors. The company also offers other services, including tools and services that allow advisors to grow and maintain their practice; trust, investment oversight and custodial service to trusts for families and estates; as well as general agency and insurance services. It also provides technology products such as portfolio modeling, proposal generation and investment analytics. LPL Investment Holdings Inc. was the company’s previous name. In June 2012, it changed its name from LPL Financial Holdings Inc. LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is located in San Diego, California.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, LPL Financial Holdings has a trailing twelve months EPS of $6.19.

PE Ratio

LPL Financial Holdings has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 37.14. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $37.14 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 29.74%.

Dividend Yield

As stated by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 15, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 1 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 0.43%.

Sales Growth

LPL Financial Holdings’s sales growth is 6.5% for the present quarter and 7.9% for the next.

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