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Why This 1 Growth Stock Could Be a Great Addition to Your Portfolio

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Taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for new and old investors alike.

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

Different than value or momentum investors, growth-oriented investors are concerned with a stock's future prospects, and the overall financial health and strength of a company. Thus, they'll want to focus on the Growth Style Score, which analyzes characteristics like projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow to find stocks that will see sustainable growth over time.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB)

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation is a provider of locomotives, value-added, technology-based equipment, systems and services to the freight rail and passenger transit industries across the globe.

WAB is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Growth Style Score of B and VGM Score of B. Earnings are expected to grow 16% year-over-year for the current fiscal year, with sales growth of 8%.

Three analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0 to $4.94 per share. WAB also boasts an average earnings surprise of 2.3%.

On a historic basis, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies has generated cash flow growth of 24.2%, and is expected to report cash flow expansion of 12.1% this year.

Investors should take the time to consider WAB for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Rank rating, notable growth metrics, and impressive Growth and VGM Style Scores.


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