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Chicago, IL – February 22, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are Mallinckrodt Public Limited Co. MNK, Dell Technologies Inc. DELL, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. AXL, Daqo New Energy Corp. DQ and General Motors Company GM.

Buy These 5 Stocks with Attractive Sales Growth Right Now

Steady sales growth is vital to the survival of any business. Sales growth not only offers an insight into product demand and pricing power, it also is important for growth projections and strategic decision making.

Nonetheless, investors often fail to consider sales growth as a dependable metric. This might be because of investors’ preconceived notion that a company’s stock price is typically sensitive to its earnings momentum.

But investors must look for a strong relationship between sales growth levels and the value of an enterprise. This is because in cases where companies incur a loss, albeit transitorily, they are valued on their revenues, as top-line growth (or decline) is usually an indicator of a company’s future performance.

Further, investors should make sure that sales are not only increasing but the growth rate is rising as well. Sales growth rate for the current year should exceed the prior year’s growth.

Therefore, the Price-to-Sales (P/S) ratio can turn out to be an appropriate metric for stock valuation. This metric’s importance lies in the fact that management has limited opportunities to manipulate revenues, unlike earnings.

However, a huge sales number does not necessarily convert into profits. Hence, considering a company’s cash position along with its sales number can prove to 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 investments.

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