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Zacks.com featured highlights include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Arch Resources, Terex, Steven Madden and Sonos

Zacks.com featured highlights include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Arch Resources, Terex, Steven Madden and Sonos

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Chicago, IL – September 24, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ANF, Arch Resources, Inc. ARCH, Terex Corporation TEX, Steven Madden, Ltd. SHOO and Sonos, Inc. SONO.

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5 Thriving Liquid Stocks to Boost Your Portfolio Returns

Investors seeking healthy returns can benefit by adding stocks with favorable liquidity levels to their portfolio. Liquidity provides an appropriate method to gauge a company's financial health.

Liquidity measures a company's ability to meet short-term debt obligations by converting assets into liquid cash and equivalents. These stocks have always been in demand owing to their potential to provide impressive returns.

However, one should be careful before investing in such stocks. While a high liquidity level may suggest that the company is clearing its dues at a faster rate compared with peers, it may also imply that it is failing to use its assets competently.

Therefore, it is wise to consider a company's efficiency level along with liquidity to identify probable winners.

Measures to Identify Liquid Stocks

Current Ratio: It measures current assets relative to current liabilities. This ratio is used for measuring a company's potential to meet short- and long-term debt obligations. A current ratio — also known as working capital ratio — below 1 indicates that the company has more liabilities than assets.

However, a high current ratio does not always indicate that the company is in good financial shape. It may also indicate that the company failed to utilize its assets significantly. Hence, a range of 1 to 3 is considered ideal.

Quick Ratio: Unlike current ratio, quick ratio — also called "acid-test ratio" or "quick assets ratio" — reflects on a company's ability to pay short-term obligations. It considers inventory excluding the current assets relative to current liabilities. Like the current ratio, a quick ratio of more than 1 is desirable.

Cash Ratio: This is the most conservative ratio among the three, as it takes into account cash and cash equivalents as well as invested funds relative to current liabilities. It measures a company's ability to meet current debt obligations using the most liquid of assets. Though a cash ratio of more than 1 may point to sound financials, a higher number may indicate inefficiency in cash utilization.

A ratio greater than 1 is desirable at all times but may not always appropriately represent a company's financial condition.

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