For new and old investors, taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals.
Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.
Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist
Growth investors build their portfolios around companies that are financially strong and have a bright future, and the Growth Style Score helps take projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow into account to uncover stocks that will see long-term, sustainable growth.
Lincoln Electric Holdings (LECO)
Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Lincoln Electric has 56 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries, and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. Lincoln is a full-line manufacturer and reseller of welding and cutting products with products ranging from welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumables and fluxes to regulators and torches used in cutting.
LECO is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Growth Style Score of A and VGM Score of B. Earnings are expected to grow 10.9% year-over-year for the current fiscal year, with sales growth of 10.9%.
Four analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.08 to $9.17 per share for 2023. LECO boasts an average earnings surprise of 4.4%.
On a historic basis, Lincoln Electric Holdings has generated cash flow growth of 11.9%, and is expected to report cash flow expansion of 24% this year.
Investors should take the time to consider LECO for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Rank rating, notable growth metrics, and impressive Growth and VGM Style Scores.
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