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Chicago, IL – November 3, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article Monsanto Company MON, CBRE Group, Inc. CBG, Pepsico, Inc. PEP, Applied Materials, Inc. AMAT and Celanese Corporation CE.

Screen of the Week by Zacks Investment Research:

5 Top ROE Stocks to Buy as Q3 Earnings Near All-Time High

The Q3 earnings season is approaching its end, with over 327 S&P 500 companies releasing results till Nov 1, 2017. Although earnings growth is trending lower than in comparable periods, the dollar amount of total earnings is on track to reach an all-time quarterly high.

As investors employ a wait-and-see approach in a classic example of “backing and filling” in the market, they could benefit from ‘cash cow’ stocks that garner higher returns.

However, singling out cash-rich stocks alone does not make for a solid investment proposition unless they are backed by attractive efficiency ratios like return on equity (ROE). A high ROE ensures that the company is reinvesting its cash at a high rate of return.

Why ROE?

ROE = Net Income/Shareholders’ Equity

ROE helps investors distinguish profit-generating companies from profit burners and is useful in determining the financial health of a company. In other words, this financial metric enables investors to identify stocks that diligently deploy cash for higher returns.

Moreover, ROE is often used to compare the profitability of a company with other firms in the industry – the higher, the better. It measures how well a company is multiplying its profits without investing new equity capital and portrays management’s efficiency in rewarding shareholders with attractive risk-adjusted returns.

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