(VIANEWS) – United Community Banks (UCBI), Lumentum Holdings (LITE), Travelzoo (TZOO) 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. United Community Banks (UCBI)

25.6% sales growth and 10.43% return on equity

United Community Banks, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for the United Community Bank, a state-chartered bank that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts checking, savings, money market, negotiable order of withdrawal, time, and other deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. Its loan products include commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, commercial construction, residential mortgage and construction, consumer direct loans, and indirect auto loans, as well as home equity lines of credits. The company also offers investment products; wealth management services comprising financial planning, customized portfolio management, and investment advice; trust services to manage fiduciary assets; insurance products, including life insurance, long-term care insurance, and tax-deferred annuities; reinsurance on a property insurance contract; and payment processing, merchant, wire transfer, private banking, and other financial services. It serves individuals, small businesses, mid-sized commercial businesses, and non-profit organizations. The company operates through 193 locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida markets. United Community Banks, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is based in Blairsville, Georgia.

Earnings per Share

United Community Banks’ trailing 12-month EPS is $2.33.

PE Ratio

United Community Banks’ trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 16.19. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $16.19 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 10.43%.

Dividend Yield

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Dec 13, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.88 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 2.33%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 29.7% and 62%, respectively.

Sales Growth

United Community Banks’s sales growth is 36.3% for the current quarter and 25.6% for the next.

Volume

The United Community Banks’ last reported volume is 614586. This is approximately 4.55% more than its average volume (587792).

2. Lumentum Holdings (LITE)

24.7% sales growth and 6.69% return on equity

Lumentum Holdings Inc. produces and sells photonic and optical products throughout the Americas. Two segments of the company are Opcal Communications (OpComms), and Commercial Lasers(Lasers) OpComms offers subsystems, components and modules that allow the transport and transmission of video, audio and data via high-capacity fiber optic cable. 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. The segment includes Super Transport Blade which combines optical transport functions in a single slot blade. It also offers vertical-cavity, electro-absorption-modulated lasers and direct modulated lasers. Laser illumination sources are available for 3D sensing devices. This segment serves customers across telecommunications and data communications as well as the consumer and industrial markets. Commercial Lasers offers diode-pumped solid state, fiber, direct-diode and gas lasers that can be used in original equipment maker applications. Customers can find it in a variety of markets, including sheet metal processing and general manufacturing. It also serves remote sensing and precision machining such as wafer singulation drilling, cutting glass, and laser scribing. Lumentum Holdings Inc. is an American company that was founded in 2015. Its headquarters are in San Jose, California.

Earnings per Share

Lumentum Holdings’ trailing 12 month EPS is $1.59.

PE Ratio

Lumentum Holdings’ trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 35.12. The purchaser of the shares is investing $35.12 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 6.69%.

3. Travelzoo (TZOO)

23.9% sales growth and 15.85% return on equity

Travelzoo, an Internet media company, provides travel, entertainment, and local deals from travel and entertainment companies, and local businesses in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. Its publications and products include Travelzoo Website; Travelzoo iPhone and Android apps; Travelzoo Top 20 email newsletter; and Newsflash email alert service. The company also operates the Travelzoo Network, a network of third-party Websites that list travel deals published by the company; and Local Deals and Getaway listings, which allow its members to purchase vouchers for deals from local businesses, such as spas, hotels, and restaurants. It serves airlines, hotels, cruise lines, vacations packagers, tour operators, destinations, car rental companies, travel agents, theater and performing arts groups, restaurants, spas, and activity companies. Travelzoo Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Travelzoo has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.06.

PE Ratio

Travelzoo has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 95.83. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $95.83 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 15.85%.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Travelzoo’s EBITDA is 0.95.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects to grow by 104% while it will drop by 10.5% in the next.

Moving Average

Travelzoo is worth more than its $50-day average moving cost of $5.16, and much less than its $200-day average moving cost of $6.43.

4. 1st Source Corporation (SRCE)

18.7% sales growth and 12.72% return on equity

1st Source Corporation is the holding company of 1st Source Bank. It provides consumer and commercial banking services as well as trust and wealth advisory and insurance services to individuals and businesses. The company’s consumer banking services includes checking and saving accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, online and mobile banking products, consumer loans, real-estate loans and lines of credit, along with financial planning and financial literacy. It also provides loans to general corporate purposes for commercial, agricultural and small-business customers. This includes financing of industrial and commercial property, inventory, receivables and renewable energy, acquisition financing, commercial leasing and treasury administration, as well as financing for retirement planning. It also offers trust, investment and agency services. These include administration of estates or personal trusts as well as the management of individual investment accounts, employee benefits plans and charitable foundations. The company also offers loan and lease products on new and used aircraft, vehicles, light trucks and construction equipment. It finances equipment such as vans and vans for vocational work, trucks and vans. It also offers individual, group, health, life, and corporate property and casualty insurance. The company had 79 branches in Indiana, Michigan and Sarasota counties, Florida as of December 31, 2020. 1st Source Corporation was established in South Bend in Indiana in 1863.

Earnings per Share

1st Source Corporation’s trailing 12 months earnings per share (EPS) is $4.7

PE Ratio

1st Source Corporation’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 12.13. The purchaser of the shares is investing $12.13 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 12.72%.

Sales Growth

1st Source Corporation’s sales growth is 12.3% for the ongoing quarter and 18.7% for the next.

5. HarborOne Bancorp (HONE)

18.6% sales growth and 7.53% return on equity

HarborOne Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of HarborOne Bank. It provides financial services for individuals, families, businesses, municipalities, and small- and medium-sized enterprises. HarborOne Bank is one of the two main segments. HarborOne Mortgage is another. The company’s main deposit products are checking, money, savings and term certificate-of-deposit accounts. Its lending products consist of commercial real estate and commercial and industrial real estate. Second mortgages, equity lines credit and residential construction loans, as well as residential and automotive and other consumer loans. Through HarborOne Mortgage, LLC, the company originates, services, and sells residential mortgage loans. HarborOne U also offers a variety of education services, including classes in small business, financial literacy and personal enrichment. The company had 26 branches that provide full service in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as of December 31, 2020. There was also a commercial loan office in Providence and Boston. The company also has administrative offices in Brockton and 5 ATMs in Massachusetts. It maintains 39 offices throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. It was established in 1917. The headquarters are in Brockton in Massachusetts.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, HarborOne Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.03.

PE Ratio

HarborOne Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 14.2. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $14.2 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 7.53%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

HarborOne Bancorp’s stock is valued at $14.63 at 10:24 EST, under its 52-week high of $15.56 and way higher than its 52-week low of $12.82.

Sales Growth

HarborOne Bancorp saw a 16.6% increase in sales for its current quarter, and an 18.6% rise for the next.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for HarborOne Bancorp is 129641 which is 22.65% below its average volume of 167604.

6. STMicroelectronics (STM)

15% sales growth and 30.01% return on equity

STMicroelectronics N.V., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through Automotive and Discrete Group; Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group; and Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group segments. The Automotive and Discrete Group segment offers automotive integrated circuits (ICs); and discrete and power transistor products. The Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group segment provides industrial application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and application-specific standard products (ASSPs); general purpose analog products; custom analog ICs; wireless charging solutions; galvanic isolated gate drivers; low and high voltage amplifiers, comparators, and current-sense amplifiers; MasterGaN, a solution that integrates a silicon driver and GaN power transistors in a single package; wireline and wireless connectivity ICs; touch screen controllers; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) products, including sensors or actuators; and optical sensing solutions. The Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group segment offers general purpose and secure microcontrollers; radio frequency (RF) and electrically erasable programmable read-only memories; and RF, digital, and mixed-signal ASICs. It also provides assembly and other services. The company sells its products through distributors and retailers, as well as through sales representatives. It serves automotive, industrial, personal electronics and communications equipment, and computers and peripherals markets. STMicroelectronics N.V. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Earnings per Share

STMicroelectronics’ trailing twelve-month EPS is $1.38.

PE Ratio

STMicroelectronics’ trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 27.8. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $27.8 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 30.01%.

Revenue growth

Annual revenue growth was 28.2% year-over-year. The twelve trailing months saw 14.14B in revenues.

7. Arbor Realty Trust (ABR)

11.8% sales growth and 14.68% return on equity

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is an investor in structured finance assets. It invests in multifamily, single family rental, commercial real estate, and other markets. Structured Business is one segment of the company. Agency Business is another. The company invests primarily in real-estate-related mezzanine and bridge loans. This includes junior participation interests in first mortgages and preferred equity. It also holds real-estate-related notes, mortgage-related securities, and real-estate-related notes. It offers short-term financing to borrowers who need it to purchase property. It also underwrites and originates multifamily mortgage loans. For federal income tax purposes, the company is a real property investment trust. If it pays at least 90% of its income to stockholders, the company would generally not be subject to federal corporate income tax. Uniondale is the company’s headquarters.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Arbor Realty Trust has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.9.

PE Ratio

Arbor Realty Trust has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 7.53. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $7.53 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 14.68%.

Sales Growth

Arbor Realty Trust saw a 19.4% increase in sales for its current quarter, and 11.8% the following.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Arbor Realty Trust stock was valued at $14.31 as of 10:24 EST. This is way lower than the 52-week high $18.88, and much higher than the 52-week low $11.16.

Moving Average

Arbor Realty Trust’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $13.35 and under its 200-day moving average of $15.38.