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Zacks.com highlights: Marriott International, American Equity Investment Life Holding, Chemours, FleetCor Technologies and CBRE Group

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Chicago, IL - March 5, 2018 - Stocks in this week's article include: Marriott International MAR , American Equity Investment Life Holding CompanyAEL , The Chemours CompanyCC , FleetCor Technologies, Inc.FLT and CBRE Group, Inc.CBG .

Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:

5 Stocks with Steady Sales Growth to Invest in Right Now

Steady sales growth holds the key to survival in an ever changing and highly competitive business environment. But when it comes to picking stocks, investors often ignore sales growth as a dependable metric. This might be because of their preconceived notion that a company's stock price is typically sensitive to its earnings momentum.

But it's worth keeping in mind that when companies incur losses, albeit temporarily, they are valued based on their revenues, as top-line growth (or decline) is usually an indicator of a company's future earnings performance.

Further, a company can improve earnings by resorting to expense control measures while maintaining stable revenues. However, sustainable bottom-line growth invariably requires higher revenues.

Hence, the Price-to-Sales (P/S) ratio can be an apt metric for stock valuation. The importance of this metric lies in the fact that management has limited scope to manipulate revenues unlike earnings.

While sales growth provides investors an understanding of product demand and pricing power, it doesn't reflect whether the company is operating efficiently. A huge sales number does not necessarily convert into profits.

So, a consideration of a company's cash position along with its sales can be a more dependable strategy. Significant cash in hand and steady cash flow give a company more flexibility with respect to business decisions and investments.

And that's what we're screening for today…

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