The trend is your friend, and if the trend for a stock is rising earnings and revenues over the last five years, then that is a very friendly trend. It makes it even better if the stock has little or no debt. Here are four stocks that fit that category.
Autohome Inc. (ATHM) is a provider of an online service for automobile consumers in China. The stock trades at 41.5 times trailing earnings and 3.7 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 35.8% on an 82.1% boost in revenues. The company has no debt.
Syneron Medical (ELOS) makes and markets aesthetic medical products under the Syneron and UltraShape brand names, which are used for hair removal, wrinkle reduction, skin rejuvenation, acne treatment, fat cell reduction, and many other procedures. The stock has a forward price to earnings rat9o of 18.1. The company, which is based in Israel, reported flat quarterly earnings on an 11.6% rise in sales. The company is debt-free with $2.26 in cash per share.
Five Below (FIVE) is a debt free retailer of novelty socks, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, gloves, hair accessories, and clothing. The stock trades at 43 times trailing earnings and 29 times forward earnings. Quarterly earnings jumped 38.9% on a 22% increase in revenues.
With the growth of ETFs, WisdomTree Investments (WETF) has done well. he company is an exchange-traded funds sponsor and asset manager. The stock has a PE ratio of 72, and a forward PE of 24. The company even pays a dividend, yielding 1.4%. The company has no debt.
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Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.