(VIANEWS) – PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT), Stantec (STN), Bunge Limited Bunge Limited (BG) 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. PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT)

27.4% sales growth and 5.54% return on equity

PennantPark Investment Corporation is a business development firm that specializes in mezzanine and direct investments in middle-market companies. The fund invests in mezzanine, senior secured and equity loans. It invests in real estate and buildings, as well as gaming, leisure and technology. The fund invests in equity securities, debt transactions, including common stock, warrants and options, senior secured and subordinated debts, subordinated loans and first lien debts. It also offers private equity coinvestments and distressed securities. The fund is open to investing in American companies. It seeks to make investments in companies with EBITDA of between $10 and $50 million. The fund’s mezzanine and senior secured loans as well as other investments in portfolio companies range from $15 million to $50 million. It may make debt and equity investments as well as non-control equity.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, PennantPark Investment Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.53.

PE Ratio

PennantPark Investment Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 11.64. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $11.64 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 5.54%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for PennantPark Investment Corporation is 157465 which is 20.69% below its average volume of 198546.

Moving Average

PennantPark Investment Corporation’s worth is under its 50-day moving average of $6.44 and way under its 200-day moving average of $6.99.

2. Stantec (STN)

20.9% sales growth and 9.87% return on equity

Stantec Inc. offers professional consulting services for infrastructure and facilities across Canada and the United States. Consulting services include engineering, architectural, interior design and landscape architecture. Surveying, environmental sciences, project administration, economics, and management. The company also provides services in water, transport, and public works, transportation planning and traffic engineering, resource assessment, mining development, reclamation and hydrology services as well as geotechnical, infrastructure and urban planning services. The company also offers structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as plumbing and hydraulics services. The company provides services in the areas of urban regeneration, education, government and private sector, leisure and tourism, waste and water, commercial and residential as well as retail and office space. Stantec Inc. was previously known as Stanley Technology Group Inc. Stantec Inc. was established in 1954. It is located in Edmonton, Canada.

Earnings Per Share

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

PE Ratio

Stantec has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 38.8. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $38.8 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 9.87%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 22% and 17.5%, respectively.

Moving Average

Stantec’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $47.57 and below its 200-day moving average of $49.28.

3. Bunge Limited Bunge Limited (BG)

18.9% sales growth and 20.77% return on equity

Bunge Limited is an international agribusiness/food company. The company operates in five different segments, including Agribusiness and Edible Oil Products and Milling Products. Fertilizer and Sugar are also available. The Agribusiness section purchases, sells, transports and processes agricultural commodities. This includes oilseeds such as soybeans, rapeseed and canola as well as grain primarily wheat, corn, vegetable oils, protein meals, and other commodity products. It supplies its products to animal feed producers, livestock producers and wheat and corn milers. Edible Oil Products provides bulk and packaged oils and fats. These include shortenings and margarines, cooking oils, mayonnaise and more for snack food companies, bakery chains, confectioners and infant nutrition companies. Milling Products offers whole grains and fiber, including wheat flours. The Fertilizer section offers nitrogen, potassium, and phosphate fertilizers. Sugar and Bioenergy produces sugar and alcohol; and creates electricity by burning sugarcane bagasse. It was established in St. Louis in Missouri in 1818.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Bunge Limited Bunge Limited has a trailing twelve months EPS of $7.72.

PE Ratio

Bunge Limited Bunge Limited has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 10.65. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $10.65 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 20.77%.

Moving Average

Bunge Limited Bunge Limited’s worth is way below its 50-day moving average of $95.03 and way below its 200-day moving average of $101.41.

4. 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 various 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 126 operating surgical facilities as of December 31, 2021. This includes 108 ambulatory surgery centers, and 18 hospitals across 31 states. Surgery Partners, Inc. was established in 2004 in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Surgery Partners has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-3.19.

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%.

Moving Average

Surgery Partners’s value is way under its 50-day moving average of $32.98 and way under its 200-day moving average of $42.80.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Surgery Partners is 503545 which is 3.03% above its average volume of 488690.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Surgery Partners’s stock is valued at $23.79 at 20:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $63.87 and above its 52-week low of $23.53.

5. Allegiant Travel Company (ALGT)

17.2% sales growth and 3.9% return on equity

Allegiant Travel Company is a leisure travel agency that provides services and products for residents in underserved areas of the United States. It offers nonstop scheduled flights on a limited frequency between cities underserved and other destinations. It operated 110 Airbus A320-series aircraft as of February 14, 2022. It also offers air-related products and services in combination with air transport, such as baggage fees, advance seats assignments, travel protection, priority boarding and a customer convenience fee. Customers can use its call center to make purchases and order food and beverages onboard. It also offers hotel rooms, ground transportation products such as shuttles and rental cars, as well as air transport services via fixed-fee agreements or charter service. These products are available on an ad-hoc and year-round basis. The company also owns a golf course. Allegiant Travel Company was established in 1997 in Las Vegas.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Allegiant Travel Company has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.34.

PE Ratio

Allegiant Travel Company has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 41.83. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $41.83 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 3.9%.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Allegiant Travel Company’s EBITDA is 1.27.

6. TriMas Corporation (TRS)

10.3% sales growth and 10.82% return on equity

TriMas Corporation produces and supplies products worldwide for the consumer, industrial, and aerospace markets. The company operates three main segments, Aerospace and Specialty Products. Specialty polymeric closure and dispensing system, which includes foaming, hand soap, fragrance sprayers and nasal sprayers. The packaging segment also offers special steel and polymeric closures. These include food lids, flip top and beverage closures as well as child resistant caps, drum and pan closures as flexible spouts. Flexible spouts are used for agricultural applications. Aerospace provides fasteners and collars as well as blind bolts and rivets. They also supply ducting, ducting, connectors and parts to original equipment makers, distributors, MRO/aftermarket suppliers, and tier-one suppliers for commercial maintenance, repair and operation (MRO). The Aerospace segment includes components and fasteners for military and defense aero applications. It is available under the Monogram Aerospace Fasteners and Allfast Fastening Systems. Specialty Products offers steel cylinders that can be used in transportation, storage and dispensing compressed gases. This segment also includes natural gas-powered wellhead engines and compressors. It sells products via a distributor, third-party agents and direct sales. TriMas Corporation, which was founded in 1986, is located in Bloomfield Hills in Michigan.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, TriMas Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-1.85.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 10.82%.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 8.5%, now sitting on 893.38M for the twelve trailing months.

Dividend Yield

As stated by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 2, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.16 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 0.55%.

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