Why This 1 Growth Stock Could Be a Great Addition to Your Portfolio

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Taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for new and old investors alike.

Many investors also have a go-to methodology that helps guide their buy and sell decisions. One way to find winning stocks based on your preferred way of investing is to use the Zacks Style Scores, which are indicators that rate stocks based on three widely-followed investing types: value, growth, and momentum.

Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

Different than value or momentum investors, growth-oriented investors are concerned with a stock’s future prospects, and the overall financial health and strength of a company. Thus, they’ll want to focus on the Growth Style Score, which analyzes characteristics like projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow to find stocks that will see sustainable growth over time.

Bruker (BRKR)

Billerica, MA-headquartered Bruker Corporation designs and manufactures proprietary life science and materials research systems and associated products that serve multiple customers in life science research, pharmaceuticals, applied markets, nanotechnology, cell biology, clinical research, microbiology and in-vitro diagnostics.  Currently, Bruker employs 6,000 individuals who work at 90 locations across the globe. It has direct sales forces employed through North America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific and Australia.

BRKR is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Growth Style Score of B and VGM Score of B. Earnings are expected to grow 10% year-over-year for the current fiscal year, with sales growth of 6.4%.

Three analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0 to $2.31 per share for 2022. BRKR boasts an average earnings surprise of 17.4%.

Looking at cash flow, Bruker is expected to report cash flow growth of 42.1% this year; BRKR has generated cash flow growth of 10.7% over the past three to five years.

With solid fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Growth and VGM Style Scores, BRKR should be on investors’ short lists.

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