These 14 stocks will see sales skyrocket in 2018, Goldman Sachs says

  • Companies that achieve strong revenue expansion have historically seen their stocks climb.
  • Goldman Sachs has identified the 14 S&P 500 companies set to see the biggest sales growth in 2018.

With the broader stock market expected to rise this year, it can be difficult to identify the companies set to leave their peers in the dust. But there are ways to sift through the noise to find the winners – assuming you know where to look.

One way to do this is to identify the companies most likely to see revenue expansion. And lucky for you, Goldman Sachs is here to help.

The firm ranked stocks in the benchmark S&P 500 index by expected 2018 sales growth, providing a handy guide to the companies the bank sees as most likely to enjoy revenue-driven gains.

It’s important to note, however, that revenue is just one piece of the puzzle. Further down the income statement, earnings growth is another crucial piece. In fact, Goldman has a separate analysis ranking stocks by profit expansion, which you can learn more about here. Used in tandem, the two studies are intended to make it easier for investors to make good trading decisions.

Without further ado, here are the 14 stocks Goldman says will offer the biggest sales growth this year (Note: the firm’s analysis excludes stocks from the financial, utilities, and real-estate sectors):


14. Priceline

Ticker: PCLN

Industry: Consumer discretionary

Goldman Sachs rating: Neutral

2018 expected sales growth: 14%


13. Apple

Ticker: AAPL

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Coverage suspended

2018 expected sales growth: 15%


12. Broadcom

Ticker: AVGO

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Not rated

2018 expected sales growth: 16%


11. Nvidia

Ticker: NVDA

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 17%


10. PayPal

Ticker: PYPL

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 19%


9. Alphabet

Ticker: GOOGL

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 19%


8. Micron Technology

Ticker: MU

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 20%


7. Deere & Co.

Ticker: DE

Industry: Industrials

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 20%


6. EOG Resources

Ticker: EOG

Industry: Energy

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 20%


5. Salesforce.com

Ticker: CRM

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 20%


4. Adobe Systems

Ticker: ADBE

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Neutral

2018 expected sales growth: 21%


3. Netflix

Ticker: NFLX

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 28%


2. Amazon

Ticker: AMZN

Industry: Consumer discretionary

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 29%


1. Facebook

Ticker: FB

Industry: Information technology

Goldman Sachs rating: Buy

2018 expected sales growth: 33%


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