(VIANEWS) – SunPower Corporation (SPWR), City Holding Company (CHCO), ServiceNow (NOW) 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. SunPower Corporation (SPWR)

27.1% sales growth and 20.02% return on equity

SunPower Corporation provides solar solutions around the world. The company operates in three segments: Residential, Light Commercial, Commercial and Industrial Solutions, and Other. It offers solar energy solutions. This includes sales to third-party dealers and resellers as well as storage solutions and cash and loan sales. Long-term leases are also available to customers. The company sells turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services as well as energy purchase agreements. The company also provides commercial roofing, ground-mounted systems, as well as post-installation services and maintenance. The company also offers residential leasing programs services and sells third-party inverters. Investors, financiers, project developers and independent power producers are all served by the company. It was founded in 1985 in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation, a subsidiary to Total Energies Nouvelles ActivitA (c)s USA.

Earnings per Share

SunPower Corporation’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $0.51.

PE Ratio

SunPower Corporation’s trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 43.8. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $43.8 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 20.02%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects to grow by 333.3% and 450% respectively.

Sales Growth

SunPower Corporation’s sales growth is 27% for the current quarter and 27.1% for the next.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

SunPower Corporation stock was valued at $22.34 as of 15:22 EST. This is way lower than the 52-week high at $32.31 but much higher than the 52-week low at $12.78.

Moving Average

SunPower Corporation is worth more than its moving average for 50 days of $21.63 (and way higher than its moving average for 200 days of $19.62).

2. City Holding Company (CHCO)

25.1% sales growth and 15.47% return on equity

City Holding Company is a holding firm for City National Bank of West Virginia. It provides various financial services in America, including trust, investment, banking and more. It offers individual retirement and certificates of deposit, checking and savings accounts as well as money market and money market accounts. The company also offers commercial and industrial loans. These include loans to corporations and other legal entities borrowers, as well as loans to residential and non-residential residential properties. It also offers residential real estate loans for consumers to purchase or refinance a residence. First-priority home equity loans. Consumer loans are secured and unsecured by cars, boats, recreational vehicles and certificates of deposit. Demand deposit overdrafts are available. The company also offers mortgage banking services including construction financing, fixed-rate and adjustable mortgages; land loans; production of traditional and government insured mortgages; secondary marketing and mortgage servicing. Further, it provides deposit services for commercial customers comprising treasury management, lockbox, and other cash management services; merchant credit card services; wealth management, trust, investment, and custodial services for commercial and individual customers; and corporate trust and institutional custody, financial and estate planning, and retirement plan services, as well as automated-teller-machine, interactive-teller-machine, mobile banking, and credit and debit card services. It has 94 branches in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio and 926 associates who are full-time employees. City Holding Company was established in 1957. It is located in Charleston, West Virginia.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, City Holding Company has a trailing twelve months EPS of $6.28.

PE Ratio

City Holding Company has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 16.01. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $16.01 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 15.47%.

3. ServiceNow (NOW)

21.1% sales growth and 4.99% return on equity

ServiceNow, Inc. offers enterprise cloud computing services that define, structure, consolidate, manage, and automate service delivery for businesses worldwide. The company operates the Now platform that allows workflow automation, AI, machine learning and performance analytics. It also provides electronic service portals and catalogs. Configuration management systems, benchmarking and encryption as well collaboration and development tools. It also offers information technology (IT), service management software; IT service management products suite for customers and employees of enterprises; IT business management product product suite; IT operation management product product that connects customer’s cloud-based and physical IT infrastructures; IT Asset Management product to automate IT asset lifecycles; security operations that connects to internal and external parties. It also offers product suites for governance, risk and compliance to help manage risks and resilience. It also offers App Engine and IntegrationHub, which allow you to add workflows and provide professional solutions for your industry and support services. The company serves the government, finance, healthcare, telecommunications and IT services industries. It also offers consumer products via direct sales teams and resale partners. To help customers find and prioritise processes suitable for automation, it has formed a partnership with Celonis. The former name of the company was Service-now.com. In May 2012, ServiceNow, Inc. became ServiceNow, Inc. Santa Clara is the headquarters of this company, which was established in 2004.

Earnings per Share

ServiceNow’s trailing 12 months earnings per share (EPS) is $0.76.

PE Ratio

ServiceNow’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 522.55. The purchaser of the shares is investing $522.55 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 4.99%.

Volume

ServiceNow’s current reported volume is 668435, which is 63.50% less than its average volume (1809320).

4. National Bankshares (NKSH)

19.4% sales growth and 14.44% return on equity

National Bankshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for the National Bank of Blacksburg that provides retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, businesses, non-profits, and local governments. The company accepts interest-bearing and non-interest bearing demand deposit accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. Its loan products include commercial and agricultural, commercial real estate, residential real estate, home equity, and various consumer loan products, as well as loans for the construction of commercial and residential properties. The company also provides business and consumer debit and credit cards; letters of credit, night depository services, safe deposit boxes, utility payment services, and automatic funds transfer; wealth management, trust, and estate services; non-deposit investment and insurance products; and telephone, mobile, and Internet banking services. It operates 25 full-service offices, a loan production office, and 24 automated teller machines in Southwest Virginia. National Bankshares, Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Earnings per Share

National Bankshares’ trailing 12 month EPS is $2.61.

PE Ratio

National Bankshares’ trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 14.87. The purchaser of the shares is investing $14.87 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 14.44%.

Moving Average

National Bankshares is worth more than its moving average for 50 days of $35.71, and much higher than the moving average for 200 days of $34.45.

Dividend Yield

According to Morningstar, Inc., there will be a next dividend payment on May 19, 2022. The forward dividend rate for 2020 is estimated at 1.44, and the forward dividend yield at 3.93%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects to grow by 24.4% and 25,9% respectively.

Sales Growth

National Bankshares’s sales growth is 31.4% for the ongoing quarter and 19.4% for the next.

5. Essex Property Trust (ESS)

10% sales growth and 6.7% return on equity

Essex Property Trust, Inc., which is an S&P 500 Company, is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust. It acquires, develops, renovates, and maintains residential multifamily properties on selected West Coast areas. Essex has current ownership rights in 246 apartment communities, which include approximately 60,000 homes and 6 additional properties that are in different stages of development.

Earnings per Share

Essex Property Trust’s trailing 12-month EPS is $6.48.

PE Ratio

Essex Property Trust’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 32.86. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $32.86 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 6.7%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects a decline of 26.9% in growth and for the next quarter it will be negative at 29.5%.