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Chicago, IL – December 6, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Target Corporation (TGT - Free Report) , Olin Corporation (OLN - Free Report) , Callon Petroleum Company (CPE - Free Report) , Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE - Free Report) and Nutrien Ltd. (NTR - Free Report) .

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When it comes to picking stocks, investors often opt for complex investment strategies to generate higher returns. But with ever-changing market dynamics, this may not yield desired results every time. So, using conventional strategies based on key fundamentals to choose stocks is always wise.

One such strategy is sales growth. Maintaining steady sales growth is the key to survival for any business. Sales growth remains a vital measure for any corporate house, as it is important for growth projections and strategic decision-making.

Hence, when companies incur losses for a temporary period, they are valued based on their revenues, as top-line growth (or decline) is usually an indicator of a company’s future earnings performance. Also, in contrast to price to earnings and price to book value ratios, which can turn negative and cease to be relevant, price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is available even for companies that have hit choppy waters.

Further, profits and book value are primarily influenced by several factors. However, management has limited opportunities to manipulate sales, which further underscores the importance of P/S ratio. Therefore, P/S ratio can serve as a more reliable metric for stock valuation.

Focusing solely on sales growth is, however, not enough. Consideration of a company’s cash position along with its sales can be a more dependable strategy. Significant cash in hand and steady cash flow give a company more flexibility with respect to business decisions and investments.

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