highlights include Jabil, Ryder System, AGNC Investment, CNH Industrial and Equinor ASA

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Chicago, IL – November 23, 2022 – Stocks featured in this week’s article are Jabil Inc. JBL, Ryder System, Inc. R, AGNC Investment Corp. AGNC, CNH Industrial NV CNHI and Equinor ASA EQNR.

5 high-ROE stocks to buy as deaths in China raise concerns

US stock markets declined in recent trading sessions as fresh Covid-19 deaths in China sparked concerns about the resumption of market restrictions and strict measures to contain the spread of the infection. That put a brake on a short-term rally seen over the past week, buoyed by better-than-expected inflation data that showed the producer price index rose 0.2% in October, bucking consensus expectations for a 0.4% rise. However, the recent drop dampened hopes of an imminent recovery in the global economy and excited markets.

Meanwhile, investors are awaiting the release of minutes from the Fed’s November meeting for definitive guidance on the future rate hike program and its likely impact on the economy. With its fourth straight hike of 75 basis points, the Fed has pledged to continue its aggressive rate-hiking policy to contain high inflationary pressures, which have yet to ease from near 40-year highs, fueling speculation of more rate hikes in the pipeline.

In a classic example of “backing and filling” in the market, because investors take a wait-and-see approach, they can take advantage of “cash cow” stocks that generate higher returns. However, identifying cash-rich stocks alone does not make a solid investment proposition unless backed by attractive efficiency metrics such as return on equity (ROE). A high ROE ensures that the company is reinvesting cash with a high return. Jabil Inc., Ryder System, Inc., AGNC Investment Corp., CNH Industrial NV and Equinor ASA are some of the high-ROE stocks to profit from.

ROE: A key metric

ROE = Net Income/Equity

ROE helps investors distinguish profitable companies from profitable companies and is useful in determining a company’s financial health. In other words, this financial metric allows investors to identify companies that are conscientiously using cash for higher returns.

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

Here are five of the eight stocks that qualified for the screen:

Jabil: Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, Jabil is one of the largest global providers of electronic manufacturing services. The company provides electronics design, product management and after-market services to customers in the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, storage and telecommunications sectors.

It delivered a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise averaging 9.3% and has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 12%. Jabil currently carries a Zacks rank #1. You can see the full list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks can be found here.

Ryder system: Based in Florida, Ryder System is one of the world’s largest providers of integrated logistics and transportation solutions. It serves a variety of industries, the most important of which are automotive, electronics, transportation, food, wood and wood products, hospitality and home textiles.

The company delivered a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise averaging 30.1%. Ryder System carries a Zacks Rank #2.

AGNC Investment: AGNC Investment, formerly known as American Capital Agency Corp., is a real estate investment trust focused on leveraged investments in agency mortgage-backed securities. These include pass-through residential real estate securities and collateralized mortgage obligations.

AGNC Investment pursues an active portfolio management policy, which includes re-evaluating and adjusting its portfolio and hedging in a changing interest rate and mortgage market environment. The company delivered a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise averaging 22.1%. AGNC Investment has a Zacks Rank #1.

CNH Industry: Headquartered in London, UK, CNH Industrial is one of the leading equipment and service companies engaged in the manufacture and sale of agricultural and construction machinery. CNH Industrial currently has a commercial presence in approximately 180 countries.

The company delivered a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise averaging 18.9%. CNH Industrial has a Zacks Rank #1.

Equinor: Headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, Equinor is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies with operations in 30 countries. The company is the second largest supplier of natural gas in Europe. Equinor is also a leading seller of crude oil.

Equinor delivered a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise averaging 10.2%. It sports a Zacks Rank #1.

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