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Chicago, IL – December 12, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG - Free Report) , Raymond James Financial, Inc. (RJF - Free Report) ,Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII - Free Report) , DTE Energy Company (DTE - Free Report) and AMETEK, Inc. (AME - Free Report) .

5 Best Stocks with Solid Sales Growth to Keep an Eye On

Sales growth is an important metric for any company, as it is a vital part of growth projections and instrumental in strategic decision making. By monitoring this key metric over multiple time periods, one can understand a company’s growth trend.

Sales growth is essential to justify the fixed and variable expenses incurred to operate a business. Low revenues lead to an unprofitable business and dismal financial performance. Stagnant companies may generate near-term profit, but can’t register enough growth to attract new investors.

Also, in a growing economy, lack of sales growth shows that the company is not gaining market share over its competitors. In simple terms, some sustained sales growth is necessary to support the bottom line.

Focusing solely on sales growth is not enough though. A healthy sales growth rate is certainly a positive indicator for picking good stocks, but it does not ensure profits. So, taking into consideration a company’s cash position along with its sales number can prove to be a more dependable investment strategy.

Substantial cash on hand and a steady cash flow provide the company with more flexibility in relation to business decisions and potential investments. Cash also enables a company to endure market downturns. Most importantly, a sufficient cash position indicates that revenues are being channelized in the right direction.

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