5 Of The Most Efficient Stocks To Boost Your Portfolio

Screening Parameters

In addition to the above-mentioned ratios, we have added a favorable Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) to the screen with an objective to make this strategy more profitable. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Inventory Turnover, Receivables Turnover, Asset Utilization and Operating Margin greater than industry average

(Values of these ratios higher than industry averages may indicate that the efficiency level of the company is higher than its peers.) 

The use of these few criteria has narrowed down the universe of over 7,906 stocks to only 14.

Here are five stocks from the 14 that made it through the screen:

Chemed Corporation (CHE - Free Report) provides hospice and palliative care services in the United States. It operates through two segments, VITAS and Roto-Rooter. The company has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 5.9%.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX - Free Report) provides a portfolio of renal and hospital products. The company operates through two segments, Hospital Products, and Renal. The company has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 10.6%.

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (IDXX - Free Report) develops, manufactures, and distributes products and services primarily for the companion animal veterinary, livestock and poultry, dairy, and water testing markets worldwide. The company has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 9.4%.

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (AEIS - Free Report) designs, manufactures, sells, and supports power conversion and control products that transform power into various usable forms. The company has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 13.5%.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD - Free Report) operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 67.6%.

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