High-growth may be important to some investors, whereas steady dividend payments or great value for money may be a deciding factor for others. There are many factors that make up a great investment. Below is a compilation of stocks which delivered strong outcome for two or more fundamental aspects, making them attractive investments for all kinds of investors.
Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY)
Cathay General Bancorp operates as the holding company for Cathay Bank that offers various commercial banking products and services to individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses in the United States. Formed in 1962, and currently lead by Pin Tai, the company currently employs 1,271 people and with the company’s market cap sitting at USD $3.19B, it falls under the mid-cap group.
Investors in search for stocks with room to flourish should look no further than CATY, with its expected earnings growth of 22.11% beating the market average earnings growth rate of 4.47%. CATY has maintained a strong level of equity relative to its debt funding, resulting in a favorable asset-to-equity position, which is crucial for a financial firm. Furthermore, CATY’s ample net income is able to cover all of its dividend payments, which has been impressively growing over the past decade. More on Cathay General Bancorp here.
Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI)
Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Lakeland Bank that provides financial products and services for individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Formed in 1989, and currently headed by CEO Thomas Shara, the company provides employment to 621 people and with the market cap of USD $937.25M, it falls under the small-cap category.
LBAI’s ability to grow its earnings in the past at 26.70%, beating the banks industry’s growth of 3.75%, is an impressive feat for the company. LBAI has maintained a strong level of equity relative to its debt funding, resulting in a favorable asset-to-equity position, which is crucial for a financial firm. What’s more is, LBAI’s ample net income is able to cover all of its dividend payments, which has also been steadily increasing over time. Interested in Lakeland Bancorp? Find out more here.
ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN)
ManpowerGroup Inc. provides workforce solutions and services in the Americas, Southern Europe, Northern Europe, and the Asia Pacific Middle East region. Started in 1948, and currently run by Jonas Prising, the company employs 29,000 people and with the company’s market capitalisation at USD $7.72B, we can put it in the mid-cap stocks category.
MAN’s previous bottom-line expansion of 22.92% in the prior year, beating the professional services industry’s growth of 15.00%, is what investors like to see. MAN has ample cash coverage over its short term liabilities, and its total debt is well-covered by its cash flows, demonstrating financial stability and good capital management. Likewise, MAN has been able to reinvest its profits, as well as pay some out as dividends, which has been impressively growing over the past decade. More detail on ManpowerGroup here.
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To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.
The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.