(VIANEWS) – MVB Financial Corp. (MVBF), Washington Trust Bancorp (WASH), EnLink Midstream, LLC (ENLC) 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. MVB Financial Corp. (MVBF)

44.6% sales growth and 6.97% return on equity

MVB Financial Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and mortgage products and services to individuals and corporate clients in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Commercial and Retail Banking; Mortgage Banking; and Financial Holding Company. It offers various demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; and grants various types of loans, including commercial and commercial real estate loans, residential real estate loans, home equity lines of credit, and consumer loans. The company also provides debit cards; cashier's checks; safe deposit rental facilities; and non-deposit investment services, as well as automated teller machines, and internet and telephone banking services. The company operates 13 full-service banking branches; ten offices in West Virginia; and three in Virginia. MVB Financial Corp. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Earnings per Share

MVB Financial Corp.’s trailing 12 months EPS is $1.44.

PE Ratio

MVB Financial Corp.’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 16.69. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $16.69 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 6.97%.

2. Washington Trust Bancorp (WASH)

28% sales growth and 15.25% return on equity

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for The Washington Trust Company, of Westerly that offers various banking and financial services to individuals and businesses. The company operates in two segments, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Services. The Commercial Banking segment provides various commercial and retail lending products, which include commercial real estate loans consisting of commercial mortgages and construction loans; commercial and industrial loans; residential real estate loans consists of mortgage and homeowner construction loans; and consumer loans comprising home equity loans and lines of credit, personal installment loans, and loans to individuals secured by general aviation aircraft. This segment also offers deposit accounts, including interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing demand deposits, NOW and savings accounts, money market and retirement deposit accounts, and time deposits, as well as debit card, automated teller machine, telephone banking, internet banking, mobile banking, remote deposit capture, and other cash management services. The Wealth Management Services segment provides investment management; financial planning; personal trust and estate services, such as trustee, personal representative, custodian, and guardian; and settlement of decedents' estates, as well as institutional trust services comprising custody and fiduciary services. This segment serves personal and institutional clients. The company also operates as a licensed broker-dealer that offers variable annuities and college savings plans. As of December 31, 2020, it had 10 branch offices located in southern Rhode Island; 12 branch offices located in the greater Providence area in Rhode Island; and 1 branch office located in southeastern Connecticut. Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1800 and is headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island.

Earnings per Share

Washington Trust Bancorp’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $4.31.

PE Ratio

Washington Trust Bancorp’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 11.13. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $11.13 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 15.25%.

Moving Average

Washington Trust Bancorp is currently at a value of $59.42, which is lower than its moving average for 50 days of $48.42. It also remains below its moving average for 200 days of $50.70.

3. EnLink Midstream, LLC (ENLC)

23.2% sales growth and 13.33% return on equity

EnLink Midstream, LLC focuses on providing midstream energy services in the United States. It operates through Permian, North Texas, Oklahoma Texas, Louisiana Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Corporate segments. The company is involved in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, storing, and selling natural gas; fractionating, transporting, storing, and selling natural gas liquids; and gathering, transporting, stabilizing, storing, trans-loading, and selling crude oil and condensate, as well as providing brine disposal services. Its midstream energy asset network includes approximately 12,000 miles of pipelines; 21 natural gas processing plants; 7 fractionators; barge and rail terminals; product storage facilities; brine disposal wells; and a crude oil trucking fleet. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Earnings per Share

EnLink Midstream, LLC’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $0.53.

PE Ratio

EnLink Midstream, LLC’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 23.83. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $23.83 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 13.33%.

Sales Growth

EnLink Midstream, LLC has a 52.1% quarter-over-quarter sales increase and 23.2% in the next.

4. Cambridge Bancorp (CATC)

20.1% sales growth and 12.55% return on equity

Cambridge Trust Company is the commercial and consumer bank that Cambridge Bancorp manages. It also provides investment management and trust services. It accepts deposits of all types, including checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit. The company offers a range of loan products, including residential and commercial realty loans, home equity lines and term loans, commercial and industrial loans, secured and unsecure loans, credit lines, personal installment loans and lines of credit. It also provides cash management services, as well as online and mobile banking and payment services. The company serves individuals, commercial entities, as well as non-profit organisations. It operates via a network that includes 21 banks offices in Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, 2 wealth management offices and 3 wealth management office in New Hampshire. Cambridge Bancorp, which was established in 1890, is the headquarters of this bank.

Earnings per Share

Cambridge Bancorp’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $7.79.

PE Ratio

Cambridge Bancorp’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 11.71. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $11.71 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 12.55%.

Moving Average

Cambridge Bancorp is worth more than its $50-day moving mean of $83.11 or its $200-day moving median of $83.54.

5. Sotherly Hotels (SOHO)

14.4% sales growth and 29.93% return on equity

Sotherly Hotels Inc., a lodging REIT that is self-managed, self-administered, and managed by itself, focuses on acquisitions, renovations, branding, and upbranding high-end full-service hotels throughout the Southern United States. The Company currently has investments in 12 hotel properties with 3,156 rooms. It also owns interests in 2 condominium hotels and the associated rental programs. In addition to hotels under Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corp., and Marriott International, Inc., the Company also owns independent hotels. Sotherly Hotels Inc. was founded in 2004. It is located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Earnings per Share

Sotherly Hotels’ trailing 12 month EPS is $-1.66.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 29.93%.

Volume

The last volume reported by Sotherly Hotels was 46924, which is 38.79% lower than its average volume (76662).

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Sotherly Hotels stock was valued at $2.23 as of 15:24 EST. This is way below its 52 week high of $3.11, and far above its 52 week low of $1.48.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Sotherly Hotels’s EBITDA is 10.04.

6. Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY)

14.1% sales growth and 12.56% return on equity

Central Valley Community Bancorp is the bank holding firm for Central Valley Community Bank. It provides various banking services to individuals and small businesses in the Central Valley area. It accepts time, demand and savings deposits, NOW and money markets accounts, certificates of deposit, as well as non-interest bearing demand deposits. The company offers loans in commercial and industrial, as well to loans that are secured by crops and livestock, owner-occupied real property, land construction, other land, agriculture real estate and other loans. Equity loans and credit lines, installment loans, and consumer loans. It also provides domestic and international wire transfers, safe deposit boxes, Internet banking and other traditional banking services. The company had 20 fully-service banks offices as of December 31, 2020 in Cameron Park and Clovis. Central Valley Community Bancorp, which was established in 1979 in Fresno California is the headquarters.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Central Valley Community Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.7.

PE Ratio

Central Valley Community Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 11.17. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $11.17 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 12.56%.

Volume

The Central Valley Community Bancorp’s latest reported volume is now 3101, which is 84.05% lower than its 19442 average volume.

Dividend Yield

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 3, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.48 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 2.87%.

7. United Microelectronics (UMC)

8.1% sales growth and 28.62% return on equity

United Microelectronics Corporation is a semiconductor wafer findry that operates in Taiwan, Singapore and China. It offers circuit design, wafer fabrication and mask tooling services. The company serves integrated device makers and fabless design firms. United Microelectronics Corporation, which was established in 1980, is located in Hsinchu City in Taiwan.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, United Microelectronics has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.55.

PE Ratio

United Microelectronics has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 13.74. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $13.74 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 28.62%.

8. Ulta Beauty (ULTA)

6.6% sales growth and 62.03% return on equity

Ulta Beauty, Inc. is a US-based retailer of beauty products. It sells cosmetics, haircare, shampoo and body products as well as professional salon products. The company also offers its own private label products such as Ulta Beauty Collection cosmetics, skin care, bath products and gifts; as well as Ulta Beauty brand products. The company had 1,308 stores in 50 states as of March 10, 2022. The company also sells products via its website ulta.com and through mobile apps. Ulta Beauty, Inc. was formerly Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Ulta Beauty, Inc., was founded in 1990. It is located in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Ulta Beauty has a trailing twelve months EPS of $3.11.

PE Ratio

Ulta Beauty has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 143.85. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $143.85 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 62.03%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Ulta Beauty is 453530 which is 44.67% below its average volume of 819809.

Sales Growth

Ulta Beauty is expecting 6.6% sales growth in the next quarter.

Moving Average

Ulta Beauty is worth more than its moving average for 50 days of $409.28, and much higher than its moving average for 200 days of $396.96.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Ulta Beauty stock was valued at $447.37 as of 15:25 EST. This is below its 52 week high of $451.30, and well above its 52 week low of $330.80.

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