(VIANEWS) – Matador Resources Company (MTDR), Quidel (QDEL), Analog Devices (ADI) 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. Matador Resources Company (MTDR)

30.5% sales growth and 50.09% return on equity

Matador Resources Company is an independent energy company that specializes in exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil resources in the United States. The company operates through two distinct segments: Exploration and Production and Midstream. It holds the majority of the Wolfcamp, Bone Spring and West Texas plays in the Delaware Basin. The company also owns the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, and the Haynesville and Cotton Valley plays of Northwest Louisiana. The company also conducts middlestream operations to support its exploration, development and production operations. It provides oil processing and oil transport services. Additionally, it offers oil, saltwater gathering and natural gas services as well as services for salt water disposal. Its total proven oil and natural gas resources were estimated at 252.5 million barrels. This includes 148.0 million stock tanks barrels and 627.2 million cubic feet natural gas. The original name of the company was Matador Holdco, Inc., but it changed its name in August 2011 to Matador Resources Company. Matador Resources Company was established in 2003. It is located in Dallas, Texas.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Matador Resources Company has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-5.67.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 50.09%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Matador Resources Company’s stock is valued at $68.93 at 05:23 EST, below its 52-week high of $73.78 and way above its 52-week low of $33.49.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Matador Resources Company is 506919 which is 59.79% below its average volume of 1260800.

Sales Growth

Matador Resources Company’s sales growth is 29.6% for the current quarter and 30.5% for the next.

2. Quidel (QDEL)

20.9% sales growth and 31.79% return on equity

QuidelOrtho Corporation focuses on the development and manufacture of diagnostic testing technologies across the continuum of healthcare testing needs. The company operates through Labs, Transfusion Medicine, Point-of-Care, and Molecular Diagnostics business units. The Labs business unit provides clinical chemistry laboratory instruments and tests that measure target chemicals in bodily fluids for the evaluation of health and the clinical management of patients; immunoassay laboratory instruments and tests, which measure proteins as they act as antigens in the spread of disease, antibodies in the immune response spurred by disease, or markers of proper organ function and health; testing products to detect and monitor disease progression across a spectrum of therapeutic areas; and specialized diagnostic solutions. The Transfusion Medicine business unit offers immunohematology instruments and tests used for blood typing to ensure patient-donor compatibility in blood transfusions; and donor screening instruments and tests used for blood and plasma screening for infectious diseases. The Point-of-Care business unit provides tests to provide rapid results across a continuum of point-of-care settings. The Molecular Diagnostics business unit offers polymerase chain reaction thermocyclers; and analyzers and amplification systems. The company sells its products directly to end users through a direct sales force; and through a network of distributors for professional use in physician offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, reference laboratories, urgent care clinics, universities, retail clinics, pharmacies, wellness screening centers, blood banks, and donor centers, as well as for individual, non-professional, and over-the-counter use. It operates in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China, and internationally. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Quidel has a trailing twelve months EPS of $18.6.

PE Ratio

Quidel has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 5.05. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $5.05 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 31.79%.

Sales Growth

Quidel sales growth was 41.2% in the current quarter, and 20.9% the following quarter.

3. Analog Devices (ADI)

13.2% sales growth and 7.72% return on equity

Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, tests, and markets integrated circuits (ICs), software, and subsystems that leverage analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing technologies. The company provides data converter products, which translate real-world analog signals into digital data, as well as translates digital data into analog signals; power management and reference products for power conversion, driver monitoring, sequencing, and energy management applications in the automotive, communications, industrial, and high-end consumer markets; and power ICs include performance, integration, and software design simulation tools for accurate power supply designs. It also offers high-performance amplifiers to condition analog signals; and radio frequency and microwave ICs to support cellular infrastructure; and microelectromechanical systems technology solutions, including accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes for sense rotation, inertial measurement units to sense multiple degrees of freedom, and broadband switches for radio and instrument systems, as well as isolators. In addition, the company offers digital signal processing and system products for high-speed numeric calculations. The company serves clients in the industrial, automotive, consumer, instrumentation, aerospace, and communications markets through a direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives in the United States, the rest of North and South America, Europe, Japan, China, and rest of Asia, as well as through its Website. Analog Devices, Inc. was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Earnings per Share

Analog Devices’ trailing 12 month EPS is $3.77.

PE Ratio

Analog Devices’ trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 45.61. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $45.61 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 7.72%.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. estimates that the next dividend payment will be on Aug 28th 2022. The forward annual dividend rate for the year is estimated at 3.04, and the forward annual dividend yield to be 2.16%.

Revenue growth

The year-on-year revenue growth was 76.8%. We now have 11.11B in the 12 trailing months.

4. EVO Payments (EVOP)

10% sales growth and 8.42% return on equity

EVO Payments, Inc. operates as an integrated merchant acquirer and payment processor in the Americas and Europe. Its payment and commerce solutions consist of gateway solutions, online fraud prevention and management reporting, online hosted payments page capabilities, cellphone-based SMS integrated payment collection services, security tokenization and encryption solutions at the point-of-sale, dynamic currency conversion, ACH, loyalty offers, and other ancillary solutions. The company also offers processing capabilities for specific industries and provides merchants with recurring billing, multi-currency authorization and settlement, and cross-border processing. In addition, it provides other services that enable through technical integrations with third-party providers. The company offers its services to approximately 550,000 merchants. EVO Payments, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, EVO Payments has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-0.2.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 8.42%.

Moving Average

EVO Payments’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $33.42 and way higher than its 200-day moving average of $27.15.

5. Cenovus Energy (CVE)

6.8% sales growth and 16.83% return on equity

Cenovus Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and markets crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Canada, the United States, and the Asia Pacific region. The company operates through Oil Sands, Conventional, Offshore, Canadian Manufacturing, U.S. Manufacturing, and Retail segments. The Oil Sands segment develops and produces bitumen and heavy oil in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. This segments Foster Creek, Christina Lake, Sunrise, and Tucker oil sands projects, as well as Lloydminster thermal and conventional heavy oil assets The Conventional segment holds assets primarily located in Elmworth-Wapiti, Kaybob-Edson, Clearwater, and Rainbow Lake operating in Alberta and British Columbia, as well as interests in various natural gas processing facilities. The offshore segment engages in the exploration and development activities. The Canadian Manufacturing segment includes the owned and operated Lloydminster upgrading and asphalt refining complex, which upgrades heavy oil and bitumen into synthetic crude oil, diesel fuel, asphalt, and other ancillary products, as well as owns and operates the Bruderheim crude-by-rail terminal and two ethanol plants. The U.S. Manufacturing segment comprises the refining of crude oil to produce diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, asphalt, and other products. The Retail segment consists of marketing of its own and third-party refined petroleum products through retail, commercial, and bulk petroleum outlets, as well as wholesale channels. Cenovus Energy Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Earnings per Share

Cenovus Energy’s trailing 12 months EPS is $-1.58.

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 16.83%.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Cenovus Energy stock was valued at $19.62 at 5:25 EST at the time of writing. This is way lower than its 52 week high of $24.91 but much higher than its low 52-week of $10.72.

6. Equity Bancshares (EQBK)

6.2% sales growth and 13.9% return on equity

Equity Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Equity Bank that provides a range of banking, mortgage banking, and financial services to individual and corporate customers. The company accepts various demand, savings, money market, and time deposits. Its loan products include commercial and industrial, commercial real estate-backed, commercial lines of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, real estate construction, homebuilder, agricultural, government guaranteed, and other loans, as well as letters of credit and other loan products to national and regional companies, restaurant franchisees, hoteliers, real estate developers, manufacturing and industrial companies, agribusiness companies, and other businesses. The company's loan products also comprise various consumer loans to individuals and professionals, including residential real estate loans, home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, installment loans, unsecured and secured personal lines of credit, overdraft protection, and letters of credit. It also provides debit cards; online banking solutions, such as access to account balances, online transfers, online bill payment, and electronic delivery of customer statements; mobile banking solutions comprising remote check deposits with mobile bill pay; ATMs; and treasury management, wire transfer, automated clearing house, and stop payment services. In addition, the company offers cash management deposit products, such as lockbox, remote deposit capture, positive pay, reverse positive pay, account reconciliation services, zero balance accounts, and sweep accounts, as well as banking services through telephone, mail, and personal appointments. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 51 full-service branches in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.

Earnings per Share

Equity Bancshares’ trailing 12 months profit per share is $-4.12.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the profitability of a company relative to shareholders’ equity, was 13.9%.