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Chicago, IL – October 11, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article are American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AXL - Free Report) , Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL - Free Report) , Raymond James Financial, Inc. (RJF - Free Report) , Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI - Free Report) and SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (SSNC - Free Report) .

Buy These 5 Stocks with Attractive Sales Growth Right Away

With the earnings season just about to commence, one must keep an eye on the financial performance of companies. An important metric worth noting is sales growth.

Solid sales are necessary to drive growth, and most companies look for a strong relationship between sales growth levels and the value of an enterprise. Sales are income generated by a company through business activities. Though a company might not be profitable over a particular time period, it usually generates revenues.

In cases when companies tend to incur a loss on a temporary basis, they are valued on the basis of revenues and not on earnings. This is because sales growth (or decline) is usually an early indicator of the company’s future earnings performance.

While sales growth is an important metric for the purpose of growth projections and strategic decision-making, this in isolation doesn’t indicate too much about a company’s future performance. Though it provides investors an insight into product demand and pricing power, a huge sales number does not necessarily convert into profits.

Hence, a consideration of a company’s cash position along with its sales number can be a more dependable strategy. Substantial cash in hand and a steady cash flow give a company more flexibility with respect to business decisions and further potential investments. Most importantly, an adequate cash position suggests that revenues are being channelized in the right direction.

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