(VIANEWS) – Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC), OFG Bancorp (OFG), STORE Capital Corporation (STOR) 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. Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC)

31.7% sales growth and 7.16% return on equity

Simmons First National Corporation operates as the holding company for Simmons Bank that provides banking and other financial products and services to individuals and businesses. It offers checking, savings, and time deposits; consumer, real estate, and commercial loans; agricultural finance, equipment, and small business administration lending; trust and fiduciary services; credit cards; investment management products; insurance products; and securities and investment services. The company also provides ATM services; Internet and mobile banking platforms; overdraft facilities; and safe deposit boxes. As of January 27, 2022, the company operated through 199 financial centers in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Simmons First National Corporation was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Earnings per Share

Simmons First National Corporation’s trailing 12 months EPS is $1.81.

PE Ratio

The trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio for Simmons First National Corporation is 13.43. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $13.43 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is an indicator of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 7.16%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Simmons First National Corporation’s stock is valued at $24.31 at 05:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $32.48 and way above its 52-week low of $19.87.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. claims that the next dividend payment will be on December 13, 2022. The forward dividend rate for 2020 is 0.76, and the forward dividend yield for 2022 is 3.1%.

2. OFG Bancorp (OFG)

22.2% sales growth and 14.96% return on equity

OFG Bancorp, a financial holding company, provides various banking and financial services. It operates in three segments: Banking, Wealth Management, and Treasury. The company offers checking and savings accounts, as well as time deposit products; commercial, consumer, auto, and mortgage lending; financial planning; and corporate and individual trust services. It also provides securities brokerage services, including various investment alternatives, such as tax-advantaged fixed income securities, mutual funds, stocks, and bonds to retail and institutional clients; separately-managed accounts and mutual fund asset allocation programs; and pension administration, trust, and other financial services. In addition, the company involves in insurance agency business; administration of retirement plans; various treasury-related functions with an investment portfolio consisting of mortgage-backed securities, obligations of U.S. government sponsored agencies, and money market instruments; and management and participation in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. Further, it offers investment brokerage, investment banking, and money and interest rate risk management, as well as derivatives and borrowings activities. The company operates through a network of 55 branches in Puerto Rico and 2 branches in USVI. OFG Bancorp was founded in 1964 and is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Earnings per Share

OFG Bancorp’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $3.13.

PE Ratio

OFG Bancorp’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 9.14. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $9.14 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 14.96%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for OFG Bancorp is 146980 which is 39.33% below its average volume of 242282.

3. STORE Capital Corporation (STOR)

10.1% sales growth and 6.14% return on equity

STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is the leader in the acquisition, investment and management of Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, which is its target market and the inspiration for its name. STORE Capital is one of the largest and fastest growing net-lease REITs and owns a large, well-diversified portfolio that consists of investments in more than 2,500 property locations across the United States, substantially all of which are profit centers.

Earnings per Share

STORE Capital Corporation’s trailing 12 months EPS is $1.15.

PE Ratio

STORE Capital Corporation’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 27.7. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $27.7 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is an indicator of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 6.14%.

Moving Average

STORE Capital Corporation’s worth is above its 50-day moving average of $31.51 and higher than its 200-day moving average of $29.04.

Sales Growth

STORE Capital Corporation has a 10.5% and 10.1% sales growth for the current quarter.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. has stated that the next dividend payment will be on Sep 28, 2022. The forward dividend rate and forward dividend yield are both 1.64 and 5.14%, respectively.

Volume

The current volume reported by STORE Capital Corporation was 1992890, which is 66.74% lower than its average volume (5992780).

4. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

9.6% sales growth and 11.75% return on equity

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a transcontinental freight railway in Canada and the United States. The company transports bulk commodities, including grain, coal, potash, fertilizers, and sulphur; and merchandise freight, such as energy, chemicals and plastics, metals, minerals and consumer, automotive, and forest products. It also transports intermodal traffic comprising retail goods in overseas containers. The company offers rail and intermodal transportation services through a network of approximately 13,000 miles serving business centers in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada; and the United States Northeast and Midwest regions. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited was incorporated in 1881 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Canadian Pacific Railway has a trailing twelve months EPS of $15.89.

PE Ratio

Canadian Pacific Railway has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 5.07. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $5.07 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 11.75%.

5. Restaurant Brands International (QSR)

9.2% sales growth and 31.44% return on equity

Restaurant Brands International Inc. is a fast-food restaurant chain in Canada. There are four main segments to the company: Tim Hortons, Burger King (BK), Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen(PLK), Firehouse Subs and Firehouse Subs. It owns the TH donut/coffee/tea restaurant chain and franchises it. They offer blend coffee, tea and espresso-based hot or cold specialty drinks. Fresh baked goods include donuts (Timbits), bagels, donuts, donuts, donuts, donuts, donuts, donuts, pastries, cookie dough, donuts, donuts, donuts, donuts, donuts, donuts, donuts, sandwiches, wraps, soups BK is a chain of fast-food hamburger restaurants. It also owns and franchises BK. This restaurant offers flame-grilled hamburgers and chicken, as well as french fries and soft drinks. PLK quick-service restaurants offer Louisiana-style fried chicken, chicken tenders and fried shrimp, along with red beans, rice and other regional dishes. FHS fast-service restaurants, which offer subs, soft drink, and other local specialties, are also owned and franchised by the company. The company owned approximately 29,000 restaurants across 100 countries as of February 15, 2022. Restaurant Brands International Inc. was established in 1954 in Toronto, Canada.

Earnings per Share

Restaurant Brands International’s trailing 12 months earnings per share (EPS) is $1.7

PE Ratio

Restaurant Brands International’s trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 38.7. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $38.7 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 31.44%.

Dividend Yield

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Jun 20, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 2.16 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 4.03%.