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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – April 7, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Williams-Sonoma, Inc. WSM, Southern Copper Corporation SCCO, Qorvo, Inc. QRVO, PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. PFSI and Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW.

5 Top-Ranked Stocks with Solid Sales Growth Worth Betting On

Sales growth is an important metric for any company, as it is an important part of growth projections and influential in strategic decision making. By observing this key metric over a period of time, one can clearly understand a company's growth trend.

Sales growth is crucial to justify the expenses incurred to run a business. Low revenues result in an unprofitable business and unimpressive financial results. Stagnant companies may generate near-term profits but they need to deliver accelerated growth to attract new investors.

Further, in an improving economy, lack of sales growth most likely indicates that the company is not gaining market share over competitors. In other words, some sustained sales growth is required to support profitability.

Focusing exclusively on sales growth is not enough though. A healthy sales growth rate is certainly a positive indicator for picking good stocks, but it does not ensure profits. So, taking into account a company's cash position and sales number can prove to be a more dependable strategy.

Strong liquidity position and steady cash flow give a company more flexibility with respect to business decisions and potential investments. Cash also enables a company to endure market downturns. Most importantly, a sufficient cash position indicates that revenues are being channelized in the right direction.

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