(VIANEWS) – Kosmos Energy (KOS), Business First Bancshares (BFST), Hess Corporation (HES) 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. Kosmos Energy (KOS)

70.8% sales growth and 3.21% return on equity

Kosmos Energy Ltd. is a independent deep-water oil and gas exploration company that focuses on the Atlantic Margins. Its main assets are production off Ghana and Equatorial Guinea and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. There is also a gas development project offshore Mauritania, Senegal, and offshore Mauritania. The company also has a well-developed basin exploration program. It was established in 2003 in Dallas, Texas.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Kosmos Energy has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-1.02.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 3.21%.

Moving Average

Kosmos Energy’s value is way under its 50-day moving average of $6.26 and way below its 200-day moving average of $5.93.

2. Business First Bancshares (BFST)

31% sales growth and 10.24% return on equity

Business First Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding firm for b1BANK, which offers a variety of banking products and services. You can find a variety of deposit products and services offered by it, such as checking, demand and money market accounts; certificates of deposit; remote deposit capture and direct deposits. It also offers commercial and industrial loans. These include working capital loans and term loans. Asset acquisition, expansion, development, financing loans and borrowing base loans. It also offers wealth management products such as mutual funds, annuities and individual retirement accounts. The company also offers a variety of financial services, including automated teller machines and debit and credit card processing, employee and payroll benefit solutions, night depository, personal checks, cash management, merchant, automated clearinghouse, domestic wire transfer, foreign wire transfer and traveler’s check, bank-by mail services, correspondent banking and online banking. There are 42 fully-service banks within the State of Louisiana as well as in Dallas/Fort Worth. Business First Bancshares, Inc., was founded in 2006. It is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Business First Bancshares has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.87.

PE Ratio

Business First Bancshares has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 12.18. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $12.18 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 10.24%.

Sales Growth

Business First Bancshares’s sales growth is 30.4% for the current quarter and 31% for the next.

Moving Average

Business First Bancshares’s worth is under its 50-day moving average of $23.07 and below its 200-day moving average of $24.33.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Business First Bancshares is 36113 which is 13.36% below its average volume of 41682.

3. Hess Corporation (HES)

30.8% sales growth and 25.19% return on equity

Hess Corporation is an exploration-and production company that explores and develops natural gas liquids and crude oil. Exploration and Production are the two main segments of Hess Corporation. Midstream is their other segment. The company conducts its production activities mainly in Guyana, Malaysia/Thailand Joint Development Area and Malaysia. It also explores offshore Guyana and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. It is involved in extraction, compression, and treatment of natural gas, fractionating NGLs, gathering, terminaling and loading crude oil through railcar; as well as storing and terminaling propane. It had 1,309,000,000 barrels of equivalent oil as proved reserves on December 31, 2021. It was founded in 1920. The headquarters are located in New York.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Hess Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-1.34.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 25.19%.

4. Southwest Airlines (LUV)

27.4% sales growth and 9.57% return on equity

Southwest Airlines Co. is a scheduled passenger airline that provides services to the United States as well as near-international markets. The company had 728 Boeing 737 planes in its fleet as of December 31, 2021. It served 121 locations in 42 US states and the District of Columbia. The company also offers connectivity and entertainment services in flight on Wi-Fi equipped aircrafts. It has a Rapid Rewards loyalty program which allows program members to accumulate points for every dollar spent on Southwest base tickets. The company also offers an array of digital platforms that support customers’ travel needs. These include apps and websites, as well as SWABIZ which is an online booking platform. It also offers ancillary services such as Southwest’s EarlyBird check-in, upgraded boarding and transport of unaccompanied minors and pets. It was founded in 1967 in Dallas, Texas.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Southwest Airlines has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-4.91.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 9.57%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Southwest Airlines’s stock is valued at $30.88 at 20:22 EST, below its 52-week low of $31.57.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 495.7% and 492.9%, respectively.

5. TechTarget (TTGT)

14.7% sales growth and 6.29% return on equity

TechTarget, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, offers marketing and sales services to increase the business impact of enterprise technology companies across North America as well as internationally. The company also offers purchase-intent sales and marketing services to enterprise technology vendors. It can create customized marketing programs that combine demand generation with brand advertising. It offers online services such as IT Deal Alert which includes priority engine, qualified sale opportunities and deal data services. Demand solutions include white papers, podcasts or videocasts, content sponsorships, content sponsorships and brand solutions. These solutions can be on-network and off-network and may also include custom content creation. The company also runs an integrated content platform, which consists of 140 websites that are focused on one IT industry, including storage, security and networking or business applications. The company also allows registered users to access vendor-supplied content via a website network. TechTarget, Inc., was founded in 1999. It is located in Newton, Massachusetts.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, TechTarget has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.4.

PE Ratio

TechTarget has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 150.75. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $150.75 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 6.29%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 8.3% and 1.5%, respectively.

Moving Average

TechTarget’s value is under its 50-day moving average of $64.95 and way under its 200-day moving average of $74.17.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 23.8%, now sitting on 293.79M for the twelve trailing months.

Sales Growth

TechTarget’s sales growth is 19.4% for the ongoing quarter and 14.7% for the next.

6. Harley (HOG)

13.5% sales growth and 25.85% return on equity

Harley-Davidson, Inc. produces and sells motorcycles. Two segments of the company are Motorcycles and Related Products and Financial Services. Motorcycles and Related Products is responsible for designing, manufacturing, and selling on-road Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This includes cruisers, touring bikes, standard and sport bikes, and twin models. It also sells motorcycle parts and accessories. The segment also sells products through independent dealers and e-commerce channels throughout the United States, Canada. Latin America, Europe. the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Latin America, Latin America, Latin America, Latin America, Europe. Financial Services provides wholesale financing, such as open and floorplan financing for motorcycles and parts, and retail financing. The segment licenses Harley-Davidson’s brand to financial institutions. It was established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Harley has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.24.

PE Ratio

Harley has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 28.82. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $28.82 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 25.85%.

Sales Growth

Harley’s sales growth is 16.1% for the present quarter and 13.5% for the next.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 33.3% and 14.3%, respectively.

7. NXP Semiconductors (NXPI)

12.9% sales growth and 33.37% return on equity

NXP Semiconductors N.V. provides a variety of semiconductor products. NXP Semiconductors N.V. offers a variety of semiconductor products. Products from the company are utilized in many applications including mobile, automotive, industrial, Internet of Things and communications infrastructure. It sells its products to contract and original equipment manufacturers as well as distributors. The company operates internationally in China, Japan, South Korea and South Korea. The company used to be known as KASLION acquisition B.V., but changed its name in May 2010 to NXP Semiconductors N.V. NXP Semiconductors N.V. is an organization that was founded in 2006. Its headquarters are in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, NXP Semiconductors has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.5.

PE Ratio

NXP Semiconductors has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 98.23. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $98.23 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 33.37%.

8. Alphabet (GOOGL)

6.6% sales growth and 29.22% return on equity

Alphabet Inc. offers a variety of products and platforms throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. The company operates via the Google Services, Google Cloud and Other Bets sections. Google Services offers products and services including Google Chrome, Android, Google Drive and Google Maps. Google Photos is also available. The segment is involved in app sales and in-app purchase, digital content, Google Play Store, Fitbit, Google Nest products, Pixel phones and the provision of YouTube services that are not advertising. Google Cloud offers platform and infrastructure services. Google Workspace includes cloud-based collaboration tools such as Gmail Docs, Docs Drive, Calendar and Meet. Other Bets sells internet and health services. Mountain View is the headquarters of this company, which was established in 1998.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Alphabet has a trailing twelve months EPS of $75.04.

PE Ratio

Alphabet has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 1.28. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $1.28 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 29.22%.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 12.6%, now sitting on 278.14B for the twelve trailing months.

Sales Growth

Alphabet’s sales growth is 9.1% for the ongoing quarter and 6.6% for the next.

Moving Average

Alphabet’s worth is way under its 50-day moving average of $113.01 and way under its 200-day moving average of $125.10.

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