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Zacks.com featured highlights include Nintendo Co., Exact Sciences, Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Facebook and Nova Measuring Instruments

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Chicago, IL - October 18, 2017 - Stocks in this week's article Nintendo Co., Ltd. (OTCMKTS: NTDOY - Free Report ), Exact Sciences Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAS - Free Report ), Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRHC - Free Report ), Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB - Free Report ) and Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (Nasdaq: NVMI - Free Report ).

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Profitability analysis is used to measure the company's ability to manage its revenues effectively and provide stunning returns to its investors. This analysis helps to detect a profitable company over a loss-making one.

The most successful way to identify a company's profitability is by using ratio analysis. There are four important profitability ratios, namely gross income ratio, operating income ratio, pre-tax profit margin and net income ratio. Here, we have selected the most transparent and commonly used profitability ratio - net income ratio.

Net Income Ratio

Net income ratio gives us the exact profit level of a company. It reflects the percentage of net income to total sales revenue. Using net income ratio, one can determine a company's capability to bear all its operating and non-operating expenses from its sales revenue. A higher net income ratio usually implies a company's ability to generate ample sales revenue and successfully manage all its business functions.

Screening Parameters

Net income ratio is not the only indicator of future winners. So, we have added a few more criteria to arrive at a winning strategy.

Zacks Rank equal to #1: Only Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks are allowed. With the Zacks Rank proving itself to be one of the best rating systems out there, this is a great way to start things off. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .

12-Month Trailing Sales and Net Income Growth Higher than X Industry: Stocks that possess higher sales and net income growth in the last 12 months showcase better financial performance.

12-Month Trailing Net Income Ratio Higher than X Industry: High net income ratio indicates a company's solid profitability.

% Rating Strong Buy greater than 70%: This indicates that 70% of the analysts covering these stocks are optimistic.

These few parameters narrowed down the universe of over 7,857 stocks to only eight.

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

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (OTCMKTS: NTDOY - Free Report ) is a developer, manufacturer and seller of electronic entertainment products. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of more than 100%.

Exact Sciences Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAS - Free Report ) is a molecular diagnostics company. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 19.5%.

Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRHC - Free Report ) is a provider of patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 12%.

Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB - Free Report ) is a global provider of various products to connect and share through mobile devices. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 11.3%.

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (Nasdaq: NVMI - Free Report ) is a developer and seller of process control systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors in Israel. It has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 21.7%.

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