It doesn't matter your age or experience: taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for all investors.
Many investors also have a go-to methodology that helps guide their buy and sell decisions. One way to find winning stocks based on your preferred way of investing is to use the Zacks Style Scores, which are indicators that rate stocks based on three widely-followed investing types: value, growth, and momentum.
Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist
For growth investors, a company's financial strength, overall health, and future outlook take precedence, so they'll want to zero in on the Growth Style Score. This Score examines things like projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow to find stocks that will generate sustainable growth over time.
Air Products and Chemicals (APD)
Pennsylvania-based Air Products and Chemicals Inc. makes industrial gases as well as a variety of polymer and performance chemicals. It also supplies processing equipment. Air Products' reporting segments are as follows:
APD boasts a Growth Style Score of B and VGM Score of B, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Its bottom-line is projected to rise 14% year-over-year for 2022, while Wall Street anticipates its top line to improve by 18.4%.
Three analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.01 to $10.28 per share. APD also boasts an average earnings surprise of 0.7%.
Looking at cash flow, Air Products and Chemicals is expected to report cash flow growth of 9.3% this year; APD has generated cash flow growth of 5.9% over the past three to five years.
With solid fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Growth and VGM Style Scores, APD should be on investors' short lists.
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