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4 High-Profit Margin Stocks: Atwood Oceanics, (ATW), QEP Resources (QEP), MFA Financial, (MFA), Altria Group (MO)

Financial ratios measure a company’s ability to generate cash flow relative to some metric, often the amount invested in the company. Profitability ratios are useful in fundamental analysis which investigates the financial health of companies. An example of a profitability ratio is the return on investment which is the amount of revenue an investment generates as a percentage of the amount of capital invested over a given period of time. Other examples include return on sales, return on equity, and return on common stock equity.

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE:ATW) has the market capitalization of $1.12B. The stock has P/B ratio of 0.40 while EPS was 6.05. Institutional ownership of the company was 111% while 64.65M shares were outstanding. Net profit margin of the Company was 29.10%. Share of the company moved below its SMA 50 with 4.14%. ROE ratio was 14.70% while ROI was 8.90%.

QEP Resources Inc (NYSE:QEP) has return on equity ratio of 13.90%. The company has $2.81B in market worth. Net Profit margin is maintained at 22.80%. Earnings per share of the company were -3.25 while 176.74M shares were outstanding. The company earned $-580.60M in prior twelve months.

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) has 86% institutional ownership while its EPS ratio was 0.82. The company has 370.44Mshares outstanding while market capitalization of the company was $ 2.52B. Price to sale ratio was 4.67. Net profit margin of the company was 56.10%. Stock volatility for the month was booked asĀ 1.41% while for the week was recorded as 1.60%.

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) has market capitalization of $ 111.94B.The company offered EPS of 2.66 while its 1.96B shares were outstanding. Its operating profit margin was 38.10% while net profit margin was 24.60%. The company earned 5.22B in prior 12 months. ROE ratio was 222.40% while ROA was 18.80%.