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Chicago, IL – October 31, 2022 – Stocks in this week’s article are Publicis Groupe S.A. (PUBGY - Free Report) , Jabil Inc. (JBL - Free Report) , AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (AMN - Free Report) and A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (AMRK - Free Report) .

Look Beyond Profit: Pick These 4 Stocks with Rising Cash Flows

We are in one of the busiest weeks of the current reporting cycle, and betting on stocks based on profit numbers and earnings surprises is in trend. But looking beyond profits and figuring out a company's cash position can be far more rewarding.

In this regard, stocks like Publicis Groupe S.A., Jabil Inc., AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. and A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. are worth buying.

This is because, even though profit is a company's goal, cash is necessary for its existence, development and success, and indeed a measure of resiliency. In fact, even a profit-making company can face cash trouble and end up being bankrupt while meeting its obligations. But a company with a solid cash flow can endure any market mayhem besides enjoying flexibility in decision making, chasing potential investments and fueling its growth engine.

In fact, analyzing a company's cash-generating efficiency has indeed become more relevant in the current context amid uncertainties in the global economy, market disruptions and dislocations, as well as liquidity concerns resulting from geopolitical tensions or the pandemic.

To figure out this efficiency, one needs to consider a company's net cash flow. While in any business cash moves in and out, it is net cash flow that explains how much money a company is actually generating.

If a company is experiencing a positive cash flow, it denotes an increase in its liquid assets, which gives it the means to meet debt obligations, shell out for expenses, reinvest in the business, endure downturns and finally return wealth to shareholders. On the other hand, a negative cash flow indicates a decline in the company's liquidity, which in turn lowers its flexibility to support these moves.

However, having a positive cash flow merely does not secure a company's future growth. To ride on the growth curve, a company must have its cash flow increasing because that indicates management's efficiency in regulating its cash movements and less dependency on outside financing for running its business.

Therefore, keep yourself abreast with the following screen to bet on stocks with rising cash flows.

Here are our four picks out of the 15 stocks that qualified the screening:

Publicis Groupe S.A. is a global advertising and communications organization, offering a range of services to companies in 100 countries, with particular strength in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and North America.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Publicis Groupe's earnings for the current year has moved 8.3% north in the past month. PUBGY currently has a VGM Score of A.

Jabil, headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, Jabil is one of the largest global suppliers of electronic manufacturing services. The company offers electronics design, product management and after-market services to customers catering to aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, storage and telecommunications industries.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Jabil's earnings for the fiscal year ending August 2023 has moved 2.4% north in the past month. JBL currently has a VGM Score of A.

AMN Healthcare Services is a travel healthcare staffing company. AMN Healthcare Services recruits and places nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in travel or permanent assignments in acute-care facilities, physician practice groups, and other healthcare facilities.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate of $11.27 per share for AMN Healthcare Services' current-year earnings has moved marginally north in the past month. AMN has a VGM Score of A.

A-Mark Precious Metals, based in El Segundo, CA, operates as a precious metals trading company.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for A-Mark Precious Metals' earnings for the fiscal year ending June 2023 has moved 32.4% north in the past two months. AMRK currently has a VGM Score of A.

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