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3 Stocks With a Solid History of Sales and Earnings Growth

These stocks could be potential value opportunities

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Nov 29, 2021
Summary
  • CRA International Inc., Turning Point Brands Inc. and Nicolet Bankshares Inc. improved their revenue and earnings per share over the past five years.
  • Shares seem to be fairly valued as their price-earnings ratios are below 20.
  • Analysts are positive about these companies.
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Investors may want to consider the three stocks listed below, since they meet the following value criteria:

  1. They trade with a price-earnings ratio of 20 or below.
  2. Their earnings and revenue, both on a per-share basis, have improved over the past five years, while no losses occurred in any of the years observed.
  3. These stocks have positive recommendation ratings among sell-side analysts on Wall Street.

CRA International Inc.

The first stock investors may want to consider is CRA International Inc. (

CRAI, Financial), a Boston, Massachusetts-based provider of economic, financial and management consulting services to businesses in the U.S. and internationally.

The company saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 13.90% and its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items grow by 28.18% over the past five years.

The chart below shows the company has never reported a loss between 2016 and 2020.

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The stock closed at $97.10 per share on Friday for a market cap of approximately $721.17 million and a price-earnings ratio of 18.82.

The company will pay a quarterly cash dividend of 31 cents per share on Dec. 10 for a forward dividend yield of 1.28%.

GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10 to the company.

Wall Street sell-side analysts issued a median recommendation rating of overweight for the stock and an average target price of $125 per share.

Turning Point Brands Inc.

The second stock investors may want to consider is Turning Point Brands Inc. (

TPB, Financial), a Louisville, Kentucky-based tobacco manufacturer.

The company saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 13% and its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items grow by 8.80% over the past five years.

The chart below shows the company did not report a loss between 2016 and 2020.

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The stock closed at $37.56 per share on Friday for a market cap of $708.88 million and a price-earnings ratio of 14.45.

The company will pay a quarterly cash dividend of 5.5 cents per share on Jan. 7, determining a forward dividend yield of 0.59%.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 4 out of 10 to the company's financial strength and 7 out of 10 rating to its profitability.

Wall Street sell-side analysts issued a median recommendation rating of buy for the stock and an average target price of $57.75 per share.

Nicolet Bankshares Inc.

The third stock investors may want to consider is Nicolet Bankshares Inc. (

NCBS, Financial), a Green Bay, Wisconsin-based regional bank providing commercial and retail banking services for businesses and individuals through 36 branches across Wisconsin and Michigan.

The company saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 7.50% and its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items grow by 25.36% over the past five years.

The chart below shows the company has never reported a loss between 2016 and 2020.

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The stock closed at $71.13 per share on Friday for a market cap of $850.3 million and a price-earnings ratio of 11.87.

Nicolet Bankshares Inc does not pay dividends.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 5 out of 10 to both the company's financial strength and its profitability rating.

Wall Street issued a median recommendation rating of buy for the stock and an average target price of $87.20 per share.

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