(VIANEWS) – UFP Technologies (UFPT), FactSet Research Systems (FDS), H&E Equipment Services (HEES) 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. UFP Technologies (UFPT)

33.6% sales growth and 17.53% return on equity

UFP Technologies, Inc. develops and transforms plastics and foams for the aerospace, defense, electronic, medical, and consumer markets. You can use it for single-patient procedures. It also offers advanced wound care and infection prevention. Molded components for aerospace and defense markets, recycled protective packaging for B2C labels, and reusable bags and inserts. It sells products via independent manufacturers representatives and direct sales. UFP Technologies, Inc., was established in 1963. It is located in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, UFP Technologies has a trailing twelve months EPS of $4.66.

PE Ratio

UFP Technologies has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 24. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $24 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 17.53%.

Volume

UFP Technologies’ last reported volume is now 93832, which is 66.66% more than its average volume (55964).

Revenue growth

The year-on-year growth in quarterly revenue was 91.2%. We now have 318.9M of revenues for the 12 trailing months.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

UFP Technologies stock was valued at $111.82 as of 19:22 EST at 19.59 EST. This is below its 52 week high of $117.59, and much higher than its 52-week lowest of $56.10.

Moving Average

UFP Technologies’s value has risen to $93.08 per day, and $79.94 in the 200-day average.

2. 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%.

Moving Average

FactSet Research Systems is worth more than its moving average over 50 days of $418.90, and its moving average over 200 days of $410.98.

3. H&E Equipment Services (HEES)

19.9% sales growth and 33.79% return on equity

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. operates as an integrated equipment services company. The company operates in five segments: Equipment Rentals, Used Equipment Sales, New Equipment Sales, Parts Sales, and Repair and Maintenance Services. The Equipment Rentals segment provides construction and industrial equipment for rent on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis through a fleet of approximately 42,725 pieces of equipment. The Used Equipment Sales segment sells used equipment through retail sales force primarily from its rental fleet, as well as inventoried equipment that are acquired through trade-ins from equipment customers. The New Equipment Sales segment sells new construction equipment through a professional in-house retail sales force. The Parts Sales segment sells parts for the equipment customers, as well as offers for its rental fleet. The Repair and Maintenance Services segment serves its rental fleet and equipment owned customers, as well as offers ongoing preventative maintenance services to industrial customers. It also provides ancillary equipment support activities, including transportation, hauling, parts shipping, and loss damage waivers. The company's rental fleet consists of hi-lift or aerial work platforms, cranes, earthmoving and material handling equipment, and others. It serves industrial and commercial companies, construction contractors, manufacturers, public utilities, municipalities, maintenance contractors, and various other industrial account customers. As of December 31, 2021, the company had a network of 102 service facilities in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast, Intermountain, Southwest, Gulf Coast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. H&E Equipment Services, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, H&E Equipment Services has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.85.

PE Ratio

H&E Equipment Services has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 14.71. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $14.71 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 33.79%.

Moving Average

H&E Equipment Services’s value exceeds its $50-day moving mean of $34.18, and is much higher than its $200-day moving median of $35.14.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

H&E Equipment Services’s EBITDA is 2.32.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

H&E Equipment Services’s stock is valued at $41.93 at 19:23 EST, way below its 52-week high of $47.13 and way above its 52-week low of $26.12.

4. Salisbury Bancorp (SAL)

12.6% sales growth and 12.38% return on equity

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding firm for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company. It provides retail banking, commercial banking, and trust and wealth advice services. The company offers a variety of commercial and retail deposit products. It also offers loans such as commercial and residential real estate loans; construction loans; working cash loans; equipment loans; consumer loans including lines of credit and home equity loans. It also offers fiduciary services such as trust and estate administration and wealth advisory. Additionally, the company provides investment management services for individuals, families and businesses. The company also offers additional services to depositors, such as landlord/tenant lease secure accounts, services and payroll, ATM services and bank-by-phone, ATM services and bank-by-phone, Internet banking and bill pay services. Person to person payments are possible, bank to bank transfer, remote deposit and mobile banking. It also provides cash management and account aggregation, ACH origination and wire transfers. The company operates via a network that includes 14 banks offices and 10 ATMs in Litchfield County (Connecticut); Dutchess Orange and Ulster Counties, New York, and Berkshire County (Massachusetts). It was established in Lakeville in Connecticut in 1848.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Salisbury Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.74.

PE Ratio

Salisbury Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 10.49. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $10.49 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 12.38%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Salisbury Bancorp is 9754 which is 84.94% above its average volume of 5274.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Salisbury Bancorp stock was valued at $28.75 as of 19:24 EST. This is below its 52 week high of $29.95, and much higher than its 52 week low of $22.50.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter is a negative 8.5% and positive 34.4% for the next.

5. Dominion Resources (D)

10.9% sales growth and 6.03% return on equity

Dominion Energy, Inc. distributes and produces energy throughout the United States. There are four main segments of the company: Dominion Energy Virginia; Gas Distribution; Dominion Energy South Carolina; and Contracted Assets. Dominion Energy Virginia generates, transmits and distributes electricity to about 2.7 million residents, businesses, industrial, and government customers in Virginia, North Carolina. Gas Distribution is responsible for the regulation of natural gas sales and transportation. It also gathers, stores, transports, collects, and distributes it in Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina. This segment serves approximately 3.1million residential, commercial, and industrial customers. There are also non-regulated, renewable natural gas plants in operation. Dominion Energy South Carolina generates, transmits and distributes electricity in approximately 772,000 South Carolina customers. It also distributes natural gas in approximately 419,000 South Carolina residential, commercial and industrial customers. Contracted Assets is responsible for long-term, non-regulated contracts in renewable electricity generation, solar generator facility development, gas transportation, LNG import and storage, as well the operation of the liquefaction plant. The company had approximately 30.2-gigawatts of electrical generating capacity, 10,700 miles worth of electric transmission lines, 78,000 miles worth of electric distribution lines, and 95.700 miles worth of gas distribution mains. Dominion Resources, Inc. is the former name of this company. Dominion Energy, Inc. was founded in 1983. Its headquarters are in Richmond, Virginia.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Dominion Resources has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-0.57.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 6.03%.

Sales Growth

Dominion Resources’s sales growth is 0.7% for the present quarter and 10.9% for the next.

Dividend Yield

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 31, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 2.67 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 3.96%.

6. Arrow Financial Corporation (AROW)

8.8% sales growth and 13.49% return on equity

Arrow Financial Corporation, a bank holding company, provides commercial and consumer banking, and financial products and services. The company's deposit products include demand deposits, interest-bearing checking accounts, savings deposits, time deposits, and other time deposits. Its lending activities comprise commercial loans, such as term loans, time notes, and lines of credit; and commercial real estate loans to finance real estate purchases, refinancing, expansions, and improvements to commercial properties, as well as commercial construction and land development loans to finance projects. The company's lending activities also include consumer installment loans to finance personal expenditures, personal lines of credit, overdraft protection, and automobile loans; and residential real estate loans, fixed home equity loans, and home equity lines of credit for consumers to finance home improvements, debt consolidation, education, and other uses. In addition, it maintains an indirect lending program; and sells residential real estate loan originations into the secondary market. Further, the company provides retirement planning, trust, and estate administration services for individuals; and pension, profit-sharing, and employee benefit plan administration services for corporations. Additionally, it offers insurance agency services comprising group health care policies and life insurance, and property and casualty insurance products; and investment advisory services to its proprietary mutual funds, as well as holds a real estate investment trust. The company operates in the northeastern region of New York State in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex, Clinton, Rensselaer, Albany, and Schenectady counties, as well as surrounding areas. It owns twenty-seven branch banking offices; and leases thirteen branch banking offices, as well as two residential loan origination offices. Arrow Financial Corporation was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Glens Falls, New York.

Earnings per Share

Arrow Financial Corporation’s trailing 12 months profit per share is $2.96

PE Ratio

Arrow Financial Corporation’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 11.95. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $11.95 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 13.49%.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. estimates that the next dividend payment will be made on November 29, 2022. The forward annual dividend rate for 2020 is estimated at 1.08, and the forward annual dividend yield to be 3.37%.

Sales Growth

Arrow Financial Corporation’s sales growth is 12.4% for the present quarter and 8.8% for the next.

Volume

Arrow Financial Corporation’s current volume is 9943, which is 51.52% lower than its average volume (20512).

7. Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI)

8.7% sales growth and 18.27% return on equity

GLPI is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple-net lease arrangements, pursuant to which the tenant is responsible for all facility maintenance, insurance required in connection with the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties, taxes levied on or with respect to the leased properties and all utilities and other services necessary or appropriate for the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties.

Earnings per Share

Gaming and Leisure Properties’ trailing 12 month EPS is $2.44.

PE Ratio

Gaming and Leisure Properties’ trailing 12 months price-to-earnings ratio is 21.01. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $21.01 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 18.27%.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Gaming and Leisure Properties’s EBITDA is 15.32.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects to grow by 28.6% and 33% respectively.