(VIANEWS) – Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC), Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR), Lumentum Holdings (LITE) 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 is the holding company of Simmons Bank, which provides financial services and banking products to both individuals and companies. You can get checking, saving, or time deposits, as well as consumer, commercial, and real estate loans, small-business administration financing, trust and fiduciary, credit cards, investment management products, insurance products, securities, and other investment services. It also offers ATM services, Internet and mobile banking platforms, overdraft facilities and safe deposit boxes. The company had 199 branches in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee as well as Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Simmons First National Corporation was established in Pine Bluff (Arkansas) in 1903.

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%.

2. Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR)

27.4% sales growth and 41.85% return on equity

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras is a Brazilian company that explores, produces and markets oil and natural gas both in Brazil and abroad. Exploration and Production; Refining, Transportation and Marketing; Gas and Power; and Corporate and other Businesses are the segments of the company. The company engages in the prospecting, drilling and refining of crude oil, along with oil products and natural gas. Exploration and Production is responsible for developing, producing, and distributing crude oil and natural gas liquids. Refining, Transportation and Marketing is involved in refining, logistic, transport, and marketing crude oil and other oil products. It also exports ethanol. The segment holds interests in petrochemical and petrochemical companies. Gas and Power is engaged in logistics and trade of natural gas and electric; transport and trading in LNG; generation and transmission of electricity via thermoelectric power stations; and holding rights in distribution and transportation of natural gas. Corporate and Other Businesses produces and distributes biodiesel and co-products and ethanol. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. was established in 1953. It is located in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Earnings per Share

Petroleo Brasileiro’s trailing 12 months earnings per share (EPS) is $0.2.

PE Ratio

Petroleo Brasileiro’s trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 51.5. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $51.5 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 41.85%.

Volume

The last recorded volume for Petroleo Brasileiro was 15937400, which is 57% less than its average volume (37671400).

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 54.4%, now sitting on 568.39B for the twelve trailing months.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 196.1% and 98.5%, respectively.

Sales Growth

Petroleo Brasileiro’s sales growth is 31.3% for the present quarter and 27.4% for the next.

3. Lumentum Holdings (LITE)

24.7% sales growth and 6.69% return on equity

Lumentum Holdings Inc. manufactures and sells optical and photonic products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Optical Communications (OpComms) and Commercial Lasers (Lasers). The OpComms segment offers components, modules, and subsystems that enable the transmission and transport of video, audio, and data over high-capacity fiber optic cables. It offers tunable transponders, transceivers, and transmitter modules; tunable lasers, receivers, and modulators; transport products, such as reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers, amplifiers, and optical channel monitors, as well as components, including 980nm, multi-mode, and Raman pumps; and switches, attenuators, photodetectors, gain flattening filters, isolators, wavelength-division multiplexing filters, arrayed waveguide gratings, multiplex/de-multiplexers, and integrated passive modules. This segment also provides Super Transport Blade, which integrates optical transport functions into a single-slot blade; vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers; directly modulated and electro-absorption modulated lasers; and laser illumination sources for 3D sensing systems. It serves customers in telecommunications, data communications, and consumer and industrial markets. The Commercial Lasers segment offers diode-pumped solid-state, fiber, diode, direct-diode, and gas lasers for use in original equipment manufacturer applications. It serves customers in markets and applications, such as sheet metal processing, general manufacturing, biotechnology, graphics and imaging, and remote sensing, as well as in precision machining, such as drilling in printed circuit boards, wafer singulation, glass cutting, and solar cell scribing. Lumentum Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Lumentum Holdings has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.59.

PE Ratio

Lumentum Holdings has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 35.12. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $35.12 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 6.69%.

4. FactSet Research Systems (FDS)

20.2% sales growth and 33.81% return on equity

FactSet Research Systems Inc. offers integrated financial information as well as analytical applications for the corporate and investment communities across the United States and Europe. Through its workflow solutions for research, analysis and trading, content, technology solutions and wealth, the company provides insight and information. The company serves wealth advisors, portfolio managers, investment researchers professionals, investment banksers, risk- and performance analysts and investment bankers. FactSet Research Systems Inc. is located in Norwalk in Connecticut and was established in 1978.

Earnings per Share

FactSet Research Systems’ trailing 12 month EPS is $10.25.

PE Ratio

FactSet Research Systems’ trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 42.71. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $42.71 per dollar in annual earnings.

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 33.81%.

5. Perion Network Ltd (PERI)

12.3% sales growth and 19.23% return on equity

Perion Network Ltd. offers digital advertising solutions for brands, publishers, agencies and other entities in North America, Europe and worldwide. The company offers Wildfire, which is a content-monetization platform, as well as search monetization options, such search mediation and website monetization. It also provides cross-channel digital advertising software, as a platform. It also provides a supply management platform and demand management platform. The analytics platform gives information on campaign performance and offers insight into campaign results. There is also a creative platform for creating advertisements. An AI platform uses machine learning to provide intelligence in all phases of campaigns. It also offers an integrated online video player with embedded ad server that allows you to upload, manage and stream video content. The content monetization platform integrates ads into the page layouts. The company also offers an analytics and performance optimization tool, reports, search-demand management systems, monetization products, and products that onboard and integrate demand vendors. It also offers Intelligent HUB (iHUB), which is a platform that pulls in signals from various channels, optimizes traffic at scale and yields engagement metrics, KPIs, and KPIs. Also, the company provides strategic optimization of pertinent traits (SORT), which is a provisional technology for eliminating the use of cookies. IncrediMail Ltd. was the company’s previous name. In November 2011, Perion Network Ltd. became Perion Network Ltd. Perion Network Ltd. was established in 1999. It is located in Holon in Israel.

Earnings per Share

Perion Network Ltd’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $1.58.

PE Ratio

Perion Network Ltd’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 16.03. The purchaser of the shares is expected to invest $16.03 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 19.23%.

6. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

9.6% sales growth and 11.75% return on equity

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and its affiliates own and operate a transcontinental freight railroad in Canada and the United States. It transports bulk commodities such as grain, coke, potash and fertilizers and sulphur. The company also handles merchandise freight like energy, chemicals, plastics and metals. Intermodal traffic includes retail goods transported in containers from overseas. It offers intermodal and rail transportation services over a 13,000 mile network that serves business centres in Canada, Quebec, and British Columbia. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited was established in Calgary, Canada in 1881.

Earnings per Share

Canadian Pacific Railway’s trailing 12 month EPS is $15.89.

PE Ratio

Canadian Pacific Railway’s trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 5.13. The purchaser of the shares is investing $5.13 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 11.75%.

Sales Growth

Canadian Pacific Railway is expecting 9.6% sales growth in the next quarter.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Canadian Pacific Railway’s stock is valued at $81.46 at 00:23 EST, below its 52-week high of $84.22 and way higher than its 52-week low of $65.17.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Canadian Pacific Railway is 686429 which is 66.66% below its average volume of 2059120.

7. Coda Octopus Group (CODA)

8.8% sales growth and 8.8% return on equity

Coda Octopus Group, Inc., along with its affiliates, develops, sells, and maintains underwater technology and equipment for mapping, imaging, defense, survey, and other applications. It operates in Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Middle East, Middle East, and Africa. Two segments of the company are Marine Engineering Business (and Marine Technology Business). The company offers CodaOctopus GeoSurvey interpretation and data acquisition software, acquisition products such as hardware and software for sub-bottom profilers and sidescan sonars, and CodaOctopus GeoSurvey productivity software which automates complex tasks like analyzing, annotation, and mosaicing data. It also offers motion sensors products such as the Octopus F180 or F170, which provide accurate motion data and positioning in offshore environments for marine survey applications. It also offers CodaOctopus underwater inspection system, 3D MATT (multiple automatic target tracking) and Echoscope software for construction monitoring and tracking single-layer armor blocks. 4G Underwater Survey Explorer provides real time visualization and automated processing for sonar software. Additionally, it offers embedded services such as engineering and mission computers for prime defense contractors. It also provides Thermite rugged vision computers, subsea data acquisition systems and rugged workstations. The CodaOctopus name is used to market its products. Coda Octopus Group, Inc., was established in 1994. It is located in Orlando, Florida.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Coda Octopus Group has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.33.

PE Ratio

Coda Octopus Group has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 18.09. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $18.09 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 8.8%.

Volume

The Coda Octopus Group’s current reported volume is 8164, which is 56.87% less than its average volume (18929).

Earnings before Interest, Taxes and Depreciation

The EBITDA of Coda Octopus Group is 16.11.

8. Sherwin (SHW)

5.8% sales growth and 73.29% return on equity

Sherwin-Williams Company designs, produces, distributes and sells paints and coatings to commercial, professional and residential customers. The Americas Group and Consumer Brands Group are its three main segments. The Performance Coatings Group is the third. The Americas Group offers architectural paints, coatings, protective and marine products as well OEM product finishes. These products are also available for industrial and architectural contractors as well as do-it yourself homeowners. Consumer Brands Group supplies an assortment of private and branded architectural paints and varnishes as well as industrial and wood finishing products. It also offers applicators and corrosion inhibitors. Performance Coatings Group develops and markets industrial coatings that are suitable for finishing wood and other general industrial uses, as well as protective, marine, protective, and packaging coatings. Through its branch offices and directly sales personnel, it serves dealers, jobbers and licensees as well as other distributors. It has operations in North America and South America as well as Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. It had approximately 5,000 stores and other facilities that it owned as of February 17, 2022. Cleveland is the home of Sherwin-Williams Company, which was established in 1866.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Sherwin has a trailing twelve months EPS of $7.74.

PE Ratio

Sherwin has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 32.25. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $32.25 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 73.29%.

Dividend Yield

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Nov 16, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 2.4 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 1.09%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Sherwin’s stock is valued at $249.52 at 00:24 EST, way under its 52-week high of $354.15 and way above its 52-week low of $195.24.