(VIANEWS) – MercadoLibre (MELI), Home Bancorp (HBCP), BBQ Holdings (BBQ) 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. MercadoLibre (MELI)

41.5% sales growth and 23.39% return on equity

MercadoLibre, Inc. runs online commerce platforms throughout Latin America. It owns Mercado Libre Marketplace which allows merchants and businesses to sell merchandise online and make sales. Mercado Pago FinTech platform facilitates financial transactions by allowing users to send or receive money online. The company offers Mercado Fondo which allows customers to deposit funds in their Mercado Pago account; Mercado Credito which lends to some merchants; and Mercado Envios logistics that allows sellers to use third-party logistics providers and carriers. It also provides fulfillment and warehousing service for sellers. It also offers Mercado Libre classifieds which allows users to list, buy, and sell motor vehicles and real estate online; Mercado Credito, an online lending platform that allows large brands and retailers to advertise their products online; and Mercado Shops an online shopfronts service that allows users to create, manage and promote their digital shops online. MercadoLibre, Inc., was founded in 1999. It is based in Montevideo, Uruguay.

MercadoLibre’s sales growth this year is expected to be 45% and 28.9% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 63.1%, now sitting on 7.94B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for MercadoLibre is 510336 which is 19.78% below its average volume of 636180.

MercadoLibre’s sales growth is a negative 0% for the ongoing quarter and 41.5% for the next. The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 30.7% and negative -8.3%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 23.39%.

Volatility

MercadoLibre’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 5.08%, 3.35%, and 2.64%, respectively.

MercadoLibre’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 3.16% (day), 3.96% (last week), and 4.54% (last month), respectively.

MercadoLibre’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

MercadoLibre’s stock is valued at $919.40 at 20:22 EST, way below its 52-week high of $1,913.77 and way above its 52-week low of $600.68.

MercadoLibre’s Moving Average

MercadoLibre’s value is higher than its 50-day moving average of $873.83 and below its 200-day moving average of $972.83.

2. Home Bancorp (HBCP)

27.7% sales growth and 11.44% return on equity

Home Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding firm for Home Bank, National Association, which provides different banking products and services throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. You can also purchase deposit products such as interest-bearing or noninterest bearing checking, savings, money market and certificates of deposit accounts. It also offers a variety of loan products such as first mortgage loans for one to four families, home equity loans and line, commercial realty loans, land and construction loans, residential loans for multi-family households, industrial and commercial loans, consumer loans, and loans that are repaid over time. It also invests in securities and provides online banking and credit cards. It operates through 19 Acadiana banking offices, 4 Baton Rouge banking offices, 6 Greater New Orleans banking offices, 6 Northshore banking offices, 3 Natchez banking offices, and six Acadiana banking offices. Home Bancorp, Inc. is located in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Home Bancorp’s sales growth this year is expected to be 13.9% and 11% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 6.2%, now sitting on 121.44M for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Home Bancorp is 32564 which is 164.49% above its average volume of 12312.

Home Bancorp’s sales growth is a negative 0% for the ongoing quarter and 27.7% for the next. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is a negative 28.5% and 7.3%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 11.44%.

Volatility

Home Bancorp’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 1.41%, 1.76%, and 1.49%, respectively.

Home Bancorp’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 2.79% (day), 2.37% (last week), and 2.58% (last month), respectively.

Home Bancorp’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Home Bancorp’s stock is valued at $38.05 at 20:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $45.73 and way above its 52-week low of $33.16.

Home Bancorp’s Moving Average

Home Bancorp’s value is under its 50-day moving average of $38.64 and under its 200-day moving average of $38.88.

3. BBQ Holdings (BBQ)

19.3% sales growth and 18.72% return on equity

BBQ Holdings, Inc. designs, develops, manages, franchises and owns fast-food and casual restaurants in America, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries. You can choose from grilled, smoked or barbequed meats as well as side dishes, appetizers and entrees. It operates both full-service and counter service restaurants. It had 145 brick-and-mortar locations as of January 3, 2021. This includes 47 franchise-operated and 98 company-owned restaurants in 31 US states and 3 countries. There were also seven Famous Dave’s Ghost Kitchens owned by the company in Granite City, seven Famous Dave’s franchisee ghost chefs in other locations or shared kitchen spaces. BBQ Holdings, Inc., was established in 1994. It is located in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

BBQ Holdings ‘s sales growth this year is expected to be 45.7% and 8.7% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 75.6%, now sitting on 267.72M for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for BBQ Holdings is 30246 which is 73.39% below its average volume of 113677.

BBQ Holdings ‘s sales growth for the next quarter is 19.3%. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 83.3% and 51.9%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 18.72%.

BBQ Holdings ‘s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

BBQ Holdings ‘s stock is valued at $17.18 at 20:22 EST, below its 52-week high of $17.40 and way higher than its 52-week low of $9.95.

BBQ Holdings ‘s Moving Average

BBQ Holdings ‘s value is way above its 50-day moving average of $13.38 and way above its 200-day moving average of $13.78.

4. Civista Bancshares (CIVB)

18.1% sales growth and 11.24% return on equity

Civista Bancshares, Inc. is the financial holding firm for Civista Bank, which provides community banking services. It collects customer deposits and provides commercial, residential, and residential real-estate mortgage, construction and consumer loans as well as letters and credit. The company also buys securities and offers trust and third-party insurance services. It has branch banks in Ohio, such as Sandusky and Norwalk. The company also has loan production offices located in Westlake, Ohio, and Fort Mitchell (Kyle). In May 2015, the company, formerly First Citizens Banc Corp, changed its name from Civista Bancshares, Inc. Civista Bancshares, Inc. is an Ohio-based company that was established in 1884.

Civista Bancshares ‘s sales growth this year is expected to be 6.2% and 12.7% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth declined by 10.2%, now sitting on 120.77M for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Civista Bancshares is 21114 which is 35.66% below its average volume of 32817.

Civista Bancshares ‘s sales growth for the next quarter is 18.1%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is a negative 12.5% and negative -5.5%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 11.24%.

Volatility

Civista Bancshares ‘s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 0.61%, 0.92%, and 1.28%, respectively.

Civista Bancshares ‘s highest amplitude of average volatility was 2.37% (day), 1.57% (last week), and 2.43% (last month), respectively.

Civista Bancshares ‘s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Civista Bancshares ‘s stock is valued at $21.20 at 20:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $25.94 and above its 52-week low of $20.10.

Civista Bancshares ‘s Moving Average

Civista Bancshares ‘s value is below its 50-day moving average of $21.72 and under its 200-day moving average of $22.90.

5. Surgery Partners (SGRY)

17.5% sales growth and 4.88% return on equity

Surgery Partners, Inc., via its subsidiaries, operates and owns a network in America of surgical facilities as well as ancillary services. Two segments of the company are Surgical Facility Service and Ancillary. The company’s surgical centers include ambulatory surgical centers as well as surgical hospitals which offer non-emergency surgery in different specialties such as gastroenterology and general surgery. A number of ancillary services are offered by the company’s medical hospitals, including diagnostic imaging, pharmacy and laboratory, obstetrics and oncology and physical therapy. It owned or managed a portfolio that included 126 operating surgical facilities. These include 108 ambulatory surgery centers, and 18 hospitals across 31 states. Surgery Partners, Inc. was established in 2004 in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Surgery Partners’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 15.1% and 11.6% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 16.4%, now sitting on 2.31B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Surgery Partners is 307430 which is 41.31% below its average volume of 523827.

Surgery Partners’s sales growth for the next quarter is 17.5%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is a negative 0% and 260%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 4.88%.

Volatility

Surgery Partners’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 1.70%, 2.95%, and 3.38%, respectively.

Surgery Partners’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 2.10% (day), 3.78% (last week), and 5.65% (last month), respectively.

Surgery Partners’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Surgery Partners’s stock is valued at $28.94 at 20:22 EST, way below its 52-week high of $63.87 and way above its 52-week low of $24.05.

Surgery Partners’s Moving Average

Surgery Partners’s worth is way below its 50-day moving average of $33.50 and way under its 200-day moving average of $43.88.

6. 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, content marketing, demand solutions like whitepapers, webcasts, podcasts, videoscasts and virtual trade shows. Brand solutions consist of on-network and off-network branding, custom content creation, and customized content. The company also runs an integrated content platform, which consists of approximately 140 websites that are focused on one IT sector such as storage or security. 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.

TechTarget’s sales growth this year is expected to be 19.8% and 13.7% for next year.

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

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for TechTarget is 107282 which is 30.51% below its average volume of 154401.

TechTarget’s sales growth for the next quarter is 14.7%. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is a negative 0% and negative 0%. 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%.

Volatility

TechTarget’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 0.45%, 1.34%, and 1.55%, respectively.

TechTarget’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 3.52% (day), 3.34% (last week), and 3.23% (last month), respectively.

TechTarget’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

TechTarget’s stock is valued at $62.26 at 20:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $111.44 and higher than its 52-week low of $56.83.

TechTarget’s Moving Average

TechTarget’s value is below its 50-day moving average of $65.94 and way under its 200-day moving average of $76.23.

7. NiSource (NI)

7.7% sales growth and 10.68% return on equity

NiSource Inc. is an energy holding company that operates in the United States as a regulated electric utility and natural gas company. It operates two divisions, Gas Distribution Operations (Gas Distribution Operations) and Electric Operations (Electric Operations). The company provides natural gas services and transport for residential, commercial and industrial customers. It also generates, transmits and distributes electricity and offers wholesale and transactional services. It owns 2 coal-fired electricity generating stations (MW); a combined cycle gas turbine of 571MW, 3 gas-fired units of 186MW and 2 hydroelectric plants of 16MW. The company serves approximately 3.5million natural gas customers across Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia as well as 472,000 customers in northern Indiana. The original name of the company was NIPSCO Industries Inc., but it changed its name in April 1999 to NiSource Inc. NiSource Inc. was established in Merrillville in Indiana in 1912.

NiSource’s sales growth this year is expected to be 8.7% and 3.9% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 21.2%, now sitting on 5.23B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for NiSource is 2904800 which is 23.62% below its average volume of 3803270.

NiSource’s sales growth for the next quarter is 7.7%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is a negative 7.7% and 9.1%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 10.68%.

Volatility

NiSource’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 0.39%, 1.00%, and 0.95%, respectively.

NiSource’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.45% (day), 1.69% (last week), and 1.69% (last month), respectively.

NiSource’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

NiSource’s stock is valued at $30.58 at 20:22 EST, below its 52-week high of $32.59 and way higher than its 52-week low of $23.65.

NiSource’s Moving Average

NiSource’s value is higher than its 50-day moving average of $29.84 and higher than its 200-day moving average of $29.25.

8. Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS)

6.2% sales growth and 25.03% return on equity

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., along with its affiliates, offers home and security products to residential homes for remodeling, renovation, new construction, as well as security applications. The company operates three divisions: Cabinets and Plumbing. Doors & Security is its third segment. It manufactures cabinets in custom and semi-custom styles. The plumbing segment produces, assembles and sells kitchen sinks and accessories in North America, China, Canada and Mexico. It also distributes these products through an independent manufacturer’s representative to industrial distributors and wholesalers. The Doors & Security section offers steel and fiberglass entry doors under Therma-Tru brands; composite decking, railings under Fiberon brand names; and urethane millwork underneath the Fypon name. The segment manufactures, source, and distributes safety and security items, as well as electronic security products, under both the Master Lock, American Lock, and Fypon brands. It also offers fire-resistant safes and security containers and cabinets for commercial use under the SentrySafe name. This segment serves hardware retailers and millwork builders, wholesale distributors and specialty dealers as well as remodeling and renovation markets. It also provides services to locksmiths, institutional and industrial users and manufacturers of original equipment. It sells products throughout the United States and Canada as well as Europe, Central America (Central America), Japan, Australia, Canada, Australia, Japan, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Japan, Australia, and Canada. It was established in Deerfield Illinois in 1988.

Fortune Brands Home & Security’s sales growth this year is expected to be 7% and a negative 0.3% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 9%, now sitting on 7.98B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Fortune Brands Home & Security is 940839 which is 17.03% below its average volume of 1134050.

Fortune Brands Home & Security’s sales growth is a negative 0% for the ongoing quarter and 6.2% for the next. The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 15.4% and 32.6%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 25.03%.

Volatility

Fortune Brands Home & Security’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 2.50%, 2.05%, and 1.77%, respectively.

Fortune Brands Home & Security’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 2.62% (day), 3.34% (last week), and 2.82% (last month), respectively.

Fortune Brands Home & Security’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Fortune Brands Home & Security’s stock is valued at $64.69 at 20:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $109.23 and way above its 52-week low of $56.86.

Fortune Brands Home & Security’s Moving Average

Fortune Brands Home & Security’s worth is under its 50-day moving average of $65.20 and way below its 200-day moving average of $79.16.

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