(VIANEWS) – StoneCastle Financial Corp (BANX), Civista Bancshares (CIVB), EastGroup Properties (EGP) 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. StoneCastle Financial Corp (BANX)

21.6% sales growth and 6.79% return on equity

StoneCastle Financial Corp., a closed-ended balanced mutual fund managed by StoneCastle Asset Management LLC is launched. The fund invests in the United States’ public equity markets. It invests in stock of banks and other financial companies. The fund invests in companies that pay dividends and growth stocks. The fixed income component of the fund is invested in subordinated bonds securities that are BBB- and better by Kroll Ratings. To create its portfolio, the fund uses fundamental analysis and bottom-up security selection. This includes reviewing historical and potential financial data, interviewing key bank employees, financial models, projections and financial models, as well as interviews with managers and other staff. To create its portfolio, it uses proprietary research. StoneCastle Financial Corp., which was established February 7, 2013, is based in the United States.

StoneCastle Financial Corp’s sales growth this year is expected to be 19.4% and 13.1% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 13.3%, now sitting on 17.92M for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for StoneCastle Financial Corp is 4891 which is 64.34% below its average volume of 13717.

StoneCastle Financial Corp’s sales growth for the next quarter is 21.6%. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 10% and 15%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 6.79%.

Volatility

StoneCastle Financial Corp’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 2.20%, 1.32%, and 1.44%, respectively.

StoneCastle Financial Corp’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.86% (day), 3.11% (last week), and 3.04% (last month), respectively.

StoneCastle Financial Corp’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

StoneCastle Financial Corp’s stock is valued at $18.60 at 01:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $24.19 and higher than its 52-week low of $17.32.

StoneCastle Financial Corp’s Moving Average

StoneCastle Financial Corp’s worth is under its 50-day moving average of $18.76 and under its 200-day moving average of $20.32.

2. 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). Named First Citizens Banc Corp, the company changed its name in May 2015 to Civista Bancshares, Inc. Civista Bancshares, Inc. is an Ohio-based company that was established in 1884.

Civista Bancshares ‘s sales growth this year is anticipated 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 34345 which is 2.01% above its average volume of 33665.

Civista Bancshares ‘s sales growth for the next quarter is 18.1%. The company’s growth estimates for the present 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 1.29%, 1.29%, and 1.35%, respectively.

Civista Bancshares ‘s highest amplitude of average volatility was 0.91% (day), 2.27% (last week), and 2.17% (last month), respectively.

Civista Bancshares ‘s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Civista Bancshares ‘s stock is valued at $20.94 at 01:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $25.94 and higher than its 52-week low of $20.10.

Civista Bancshares ‘s Moving Average

Civista Bancshares ‘s value is below its 50-day moving average of $21.64 and under its 200-day moving average of $22.68.

3. EastGroup Properties (EGP)

18.1% sales growth and 12.65% return on equity

EastGroup Properties, Inc., NYSE: EGP, is an S&P MidCap 400 Company. It’s a self-managed equity real estate trust that focuses on developing, purchasing, and operating industrial properties throughout major Sunbelt states in the United States. The emphasis of the Trust’s activities are in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, North Carolina, and Arizona. Its mission is to maximise shareholder value and be a leader in providing quality, functional, flexible, and high-quality business distribution space to location sensitive customers in its market (mainly in the 15,000 to 75,000 square foot range). Its growth strategy is built on the ownership of top distribution facilities, which are usually located near key transportation points in submarkets with limited supply. EastGroup currently has approximately 45.7 millions square feet of portfolio. This includes development projects as well as value-add acquisitions that are under construction or lease-up.

EastGroup Properties’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 17.9% and 12% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 19.1%, now sitting on 443.5M for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for EastGroup Properties is 114751 which is 64% below its average volume of 318806.

EastGroup Properties’s sales growth for the next quarter is 18.1%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 10.5% and negative -50.9%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 12.65%.

Volatility

EastGroup Properties’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 1.26%, 1.06%, and 1.07%, respectively.

EastGroup Properties’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.76% (day), 2.28% (last week), and 1.89% (last month), respectively.

EastGroup Properties’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

EastGroup Properties’s stock is valued at $170.81 at 01:22 EST, way below its 52-week high of $229.84 and way above its 52-week low of $148.33.

EastGroup Properties’s Moving Average

EastGroup Properties’s value is higher than its 50-day moving average of $165.89 and below its 200-day moving average of $185.36.

4. Tractor Supply Company (TSCO)

13.8% sales growth and 52.87% return on equity

The Tractor Supply Company is a retailer for rural living in the United States. It offers merchandise for horses, pets, small animals, as well as hardware, truck, trailer, and tool products. They also offer seasonal items such as toys, heating products and power equipment. The company offers its products under 4health, Producer’s Pride and American Farmworks. Schmidt, Ridgecut and Royal Wing. It had 2,003 Tractor Supply shops in 49 states and 177 Petsense outlets in 23. It operates retail shops under Del’s Feed & Farm Supply and Tractor Supply Company names. The company also has websites that it operates under TractorSupply.com or Petsense.com. It sells products to ranchers and recreational farmers. It was established in Tennessee in 1938.

Tractor Supply Company’s sales growth this year is expected to be 9.9% and 6.2% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 8.4%, now sitting on 13.26B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Tractor Supply Company is 864691 which is 23.02% below its average volume of 1123360.

Tractor Supply Company’s sales growth is a negative 0% for the ongoing quarter and 13.8% for the next. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 7.7% and 21.2%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 52.87%.

Volatility

Tractor Supply Company’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 1.52%, 1.06%, and 1.40%, respectively.

Tractor Supply Company’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 2.84% (day), 2.16% (last week), and 2.73% (last month), respectively.

Tractor Supply Company’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Tractor Supply Company’s stock is valued at $185.87 at 01:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $241.54 and way above its 52-week low of $166.49.

Tractor Supply Company’s Moving Average

Tractor Supply Company’s worth is under its 50-day moving average of $195.50 and way under its 200-day moving average of $209.79.

5. NXP Semiconductors (NXPI)

12.9% sales growth and 33.37% return on equity

NXP Semiconductors N.V. provides a variety of semiconductor products. NXP Semiconductors N.V. offers a variety of semiconductor products. Products from the company are utilized in many applications including mobile, automotive, industrial, Internet of Things and communications infrastructure. It sells its products to contract and original equipment manufacturers as well as distributors. The company operates internationally in China, Japan, South Korea and South Korea. In May 2010, NXP Semiconductors N.V. was established. KASLION Acquisition, B.V. used to be the company’s name. NXP Semiconductors N.V. is an organization that was founded in 2006. Its headquarters are in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

NXP Semiconductors’s sales growth this year is expected to be 19.6% and 2.8% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 27.6%, now sitting on 12.35B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for NXP Semiconductors is 2126810 which is 11.77% below its average volume of 2410660.

NXP Semiconductors’s sales growth for the next quarter is 12.9%. The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 28.5% and 12.8%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 33.37%.

Volatility

NXP Semiconductors’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 1.43%, 1.69%, and 1.89%, respectively.

NXP Semiconductors’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 3.34% (day), 3.42% (last week), and 3.36% (last month), respectively.

NXP Semiconductors’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

NXP Semiconductors’s stock is valued at $152.74 at 01:22 EST, way under its 52-week high of $239.91 and higher than its 52-week low of $140.33.

NXP Semiconductors’s Moving Average

NXP Semiconductors’s worth is way below its 50-day moving average of $171.62 and way below its 200-day moving average of $185.69.

6. Progressive Corporation (PGR)

8.9% sales growth and 4.96% return on equity

Progressive Corporation is an insurance holding firm that provides insurance products in the United States. It offers personal and commercial auto as well personal residential and business property. General liability and specialty property-casualty policies. The company operates three divisions: Personal Lines and Commercial Lines. Property is its primary focus. Personal Lines is responsible for insurance on personal vehicles and recreational vehicles (RVs). The products of this segment include insurance for personal vehicles (RVs) and motorcycles. Commercial Lines provides insurance that covers auto-related physical and primary liability, as well as business-related general and personal liability. This segment also offers insurance for vehicles, trucks, pickup trucks, dump trucks, and vans used by small-businesses. The Property segment offers homeowners and other property owners insurance as well as personal umbrella and flood insurance. It also provides policy issuance services and claims adjustment services. The company acts as an agent for homeowners general liability and workers’ compensation insurance. It also offers reinsurance services. It sells products via independent insurance agents, mobile phones, over-the-phone, and online. Progressive Corporation was established in 1937. Its headquarters are in Mayfield Ohio.

Progressive Corporation’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 9.5% and 9.7% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth declined by 3.2%, now sitting on 47.69B for the twelve trailing months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Progressive Corporation is 1406660 which is 46.48% below its average volume of 2628570.

Progressive Corporation’s sales growth is a negative 0% for the current quarter and 8.9% for the next. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 721.4% and 63.3%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 4.96%.

Volatility

Progressive Corporation’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 0.73%, 1.26%, and 1.37%, respectively.

Progressive Corporation’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.45% (day), 2.32% (last week), and 2.08% (last month), respectively.

Progressive Corporation’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Progressive Corporation’s stock is valued at $121.31 at 01:22 EST, below its 52-week high of $129.76 and way above its 52-week low of $89.35.

Progressive Corporation’s Moving Average

Progressive Corporation’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $120.42 and higher than its 200-day moving average of $112.09.

7. Ashland (ASH)

5.8% sales growth and 4.79% return on equity

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. supplies specialty and additive ingredients around the world. The company operates in three segments: Life Sciences, Personal Care & Household, Specialty Additives and Intermediates and Solvents. Life Sciences offers pharmaceutical solutions including disintegrants and thickeners for tablet coatings and tablets, thickeners and solubilizers for tablet bindings and thickeners. Nutrition solutions include thickeners and stabilizers as well as nutraceutical products that can be used to manage weight, joints, digestive health, stomach and intestinal function, sport nutrition and overall wellness. Personal Care & Household offers a variety of biodegradable and performance ingredients. These include solutions for dentures cleaning and toothpastes; household supplies that are derived from nature, such as biodegradable surfaces wetting agents and performance encapsulates; and home products that contain nature-derived rheology and emulsifiers. Specialty Additives offers advanced ceramics that are used in catalytic converters and environmental filters. It also includes rheology modifiers and foam control agents as well as surfactants, wetting agents and wetting agents. Intermediates and Solvents produces 1,4 Butanediol and its derivatives including n-methylpyrrolidone. Ashland Global Holdings Inc. sells its products in many markets including industrial and consumer markets such as architecture, building, energy, food, beverage, nutraceuticals and personal care. The original name of the company was Ashland Inc., but it changed its name in September 2016 to Ashland Global Holdings Inc. Ashland Global Holdings Inc. is located in Wilmington, Delaware.

Ashland’s sales growth this year is expected to be 13.1% and 4.3% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 18.6%, now sitting on 2.35B for the twelve trailing months.

Ashland’s sales growth for the next quarter is 5.8%. The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 13.1% and 26.1%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 4.79%.

Volatility

Ashland’s last day, last week, and last month’s current intraday variation average was 0.26%, 0.94%, and 1.28%, respectively.

Ashland’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 2.02% (day), 2.64% (last week), and 2.03% (last month), respectively.

Ashland’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Ashland’s stock is valued at $0.00 at 01:22 EST, under its 52-week low of $83.29.

Ashland’s Moving Average

Ashland’s value is below its 50-day moving average of $102.89 and below its 200-day moving average of $100.82.

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