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Chicago, IL – August 15, 2022 – Stocks in this week’s article are Cadence Design Systems (CDNS - Free Report) , Lantheus Holdings (LNTH - Free Report) , Cavco Industries (CVCO - Free Report) and Perion Network (PERI - Free Report) .

Snap Up These 4 Top-Ranked Liquid Stocks for Solid Gains

Investors looking for high returns will likely benefit from adding stocks with robust liquidity levels as liquidity supports business growth.

Liquidity primarily determines a company's capability to meet debt obligations by converting assets into liquid cash and equivalents. These stocks have always been on investors' radar, owing to their potential to provide strong returns.

Investors should be alert before considering such stocks. While a high liquidity level may imply that the company is clearing its dues faster than its peers, it may also suggest that it cannot utilize its assets competently.

Hence, one may consider a company's efficiency level along with its liquidity to identify potential winners.

Measures to Identify Liquid Stocks

Current Ratio: It measures current assets relative to current liabilities. The ratio gauges a company's potential to meet short- and long-term debt obligations. A current ratio — also known as the working capital ratio — below 1 indicates that the company has more liabilities than assets. However, a high current ratio does not always suggest that the company is in good financial shape. It may also suggest that the firm failed to utilize its assets significantly. Hence, a range of 1-3 is considered ideal.

Quick Ratio: Unlike the current ratio, the quick ratio — also called the "acid-test ratio" or the "quick assets ratio" — reflects a company's ability to pay short-term obligations. It considers inventory excluding the current assets relative to current liabilities. Like the current ratio, a quick ratio of more than 1 is desirable.

Cash Ratio: This is the most conservative ratio among the three, considering cash and cash equivalents and invested funds relative to current liabilities. It measures a company's ability to meet current debt obligations using the most liquid assets. Though a cash ratio of more than 1 may suggest sound financials, a higher number may indicate inefficiency in cash utilization.

A ratio greater than 1 is always desirable but may not always represent a company's financial condition.

Here are four of the 13 stocks that qualified for the screen:

San Jose, CA-based Cadence Design Systems offers products and tools that help customers design electronic products. Cadence's core electronic design automation or EDA software and services enable engineers to develop different types of integrated circuits.  Cadence's performance is being driven by strength across all segments owing to healthy demand for the company's diversified product portfolio. Frequent product launches and synergies from acquisitions are expected to help the company sustain top-line growth.

The company's Palladium and Protium platform is gaining traction among clients in the hyperscale, AI/ML and server customers. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2022 earnings is pegged at $4.11 per share, up 5.6% in the past 60 days. CDNS has a Growth Score of B and a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 9.8%, on average.

North Billerica, MA-based Lantheus Holdings is involved in developing, manufacturing, selling and distributing diagnostic medical imaging agents and products for diagnosing cardiovascular and other diseases. It serves hospitals, clinics, group practices, integrated delivery networks, group purchasing organizations, radio pharmacies and wholesalers. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2022 earnings moved up 1.3% to $3.08 per share in the past 60 days. Lantheus has a Growth Score of A. It has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 54.6%, on average.

Based in Phoenix, AZ, Cavco Industries designs and manufactures factory-built housing structures. The company's products are sold under brands like Cavco Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Friendship Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Fairmont Homes and Chariot Eagle. Cavco Industries is one of the prominent producers of park model RVs, vacation cabins and modular homes. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fiscal 2023 earnings is pegged at $24.05 per share, up 29.2% in the past 60 days. The company has a Growth Score of B and a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 50.4%, on average.

Israel-based Perion Network is a technology company that offers online advertising and search monetization solutions to brands and publishers. The company is committed to providing data-driven execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for its 2022 earnings is pegged at $1.87 per share, up 5.6% in the past 60 days. The company has a Growth Score of A and a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 39.4%, on average.

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