For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL –August 11, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article include Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN – Free Report), Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN – Free Report), SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG – Free Report), Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI – Free Report) and Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS – Free Report).
Focus on These 5 Top-Ranked Profitable Stocks in August
A profitable company is able to meet all its operating and non-operating expenses and provide awesome returns to its investors. Although, a profitable company with weak fundamentals is expected to perform unfavorably, several studies show that a profitable entity normally offers enormous returns.
Here we have used the concept of accounting ratios to evaluate a company’s profitability. There are a variety of profitability ratios, from which we have chosen the most common and successful profitability metric to determine the bottom-line performance of a company.
Net Income Ratio
Net income ratio gives us the exact profitability level of a company. It reflects the percentage of net income to total sales revenue. Using net income ratio, one can determine a company’s effectiveness to pay for its operating and non-operating expenses from its revenue. A higher net income ratio usually implies a company’s ability to generate ample revenue and successfully manage all its business functions.
Net income ratio is not the only indicator of future winners. So we have added a few more criteria to arrive at a winning strategy.
Zacks Rank Equal to #1: Only Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks are allowed. With the Zacks Rank proving itself to be one of the best rating systems out there, this is a great way to start things off. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
12-Month Trailing Sales and Net Income Growth Higher than X Industry: Stocks that possess higher sales and net income growth in the last 12 months showcase better financial performance.
12-Month Trailing Net Income Ratio Higher than X Industry: High net income ratio indicates a company’s solid profitability.
% Rating Strong Buy greater than 70%: This indicates that 70% of the analysts covering these stocks are optimistic.
These few parameters narrowed down the universe of over 7,858 stocks to only 10.
Here are five that qualified the screen:
Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN – Free Report) is a television broadcast company in the U.S. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 24.9%.
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN – Free Report) is a manufacturer and marketer of a system of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) digital services. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 16.7%.
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG – Free Report) is a developer and seller of direct current (DC) optimized inverter systems for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 29.4%.
Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI – Free Report) is a developer and seller of process control systems. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 24.4%.
Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS – Free Report) is a provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 24.4%.
You can get the rest of the stocks on this list by signing up now for your 2-week free trial to the Research Wizard and start using this screen in your own trading. Further, you can also create your own strategies and test them first before taking the investment plunge.
The Research Wizard is a great place to begin. It's easy to use. Everything is in plain language. And it's very intuitive. Start your Research Wizard trial today. And the next time you read an economic report, open up the Research Wizard, plug your finds in, and see what gems come out.
Click here to sign up for a free trial to the Research Wizard today.
About Screen of the Week
Zacks.com created the first and best screening system on the web earning the distinction as the "#1 site for screening stocks" by Money Magazine. But powerful screening tools is just the start. That is why Zacks created the Screen of the Week to highlight profitable stock picking strategies that investors can actively use. Each week, Zacks Profit from the Pros free email newsletter shares a new screening strategy. Learn more about it here https://at.zacks.com/?id=112
Zacks.com is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978. The later formation of the Zacks Rank, a proprietary stock picking system; continues to outperform the market by nearly a 3 to 1 margin. The best way to unlock the profitable stock recommendations and market insights of Zacks Investment Research is through our free daily email newsletter; Profit from the Pros. In short, it's your steady flow of Profitable ideas GUARANTEED to be worth your time!Click here for your free subscription to Profit from the Pros.
Get the full Report on GTN - FREE
Get the full Report on ALGN - FREE
Get the full Report on SEDG - FREE
Get the full Report on NVMI - FREE
Get the full Report on BRKS - FREE
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zacksresearch
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
Zacks Investment Research is under common control with affiliated entities (including a broker-dealer and an investment adviser), which may engage in transactions involving the foregoing securities for the clients of such affiliates.
Contact: Jim Giaquinto
Zacks.com provides investment resources and informs you of these resources, which you may choose to use in making your own investment decisions. Zacks is providing information on this resource to you subject to the Zacks "Terms and Conditions of Service" disclaimer. www.zacks.com/disclaimer.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Inherent in any investment is the potential for loss.This material is being provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. No recommendation or advice is being given as to whether any investment is suitable for a particular investor. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. All information is current as of the date of herein and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Zacks Investment Research does not engage in investment banking, market making or asset management activities of any securities. These returns are from hypothetical portfolios consisting of stocks with Zacks Rank = 1 that were rebalanced monthly with zero transaction costs. These are not the returns of actual portfolios of stocks. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index. Visit https://www.zacks.com/performancefor information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release.