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Are You a Growth Investor? This 1 Stock Could Be the Perfect Pick

·2 min read

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

Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.

Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

For growth investors, a company's financial strength, overall health, and future outlook take precedence, so they'll want to zero in on the Growth Style Score. This Score examines things like projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow to find stocks that will generate sustainable growth over time.

Cerner (CERN)

Based in North Kansas City, MO, Cerner Corporation provides healthcare information technology (HCIT) solutions worldwide. The company offers software and hardware solutions that give healthcare providers secure access to clinical, administrative and financial data in a short time.

CERN sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Growth Style Score of A, and has a VGM Score of A. Earnings and sales are forecasted to increase 9.9% and 4.4% year-over-year, respectively.

Two analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.01 to $3.68 per share. CERN also boasts an average earnings surprise of 4%.

Cerner is also cash rich. The company has generated cash flow growth of 4.9%, and is expected to report cash flow expansion of 8% in 2022.

Investors should take the time to consider CERN for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Rank rating, notable growth metrics, and impressive Growth and VGM Style Scores.


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