Top 5 ESG Stocks To Radar Now: VKIN, MAT, AFG, CNHI, TX

ESG investing is a form of socially responsible investing that prioritizes financial returns alongside a company’s impact on the environment, its stakeholders, and the planet.

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Viking Energy Group (OTCMKTS:VKIN) is perfect for any speculative investor searching for ESG investments.  The diversified green company has made three recent acquisitions; a carbon capture system that produces sellable commodities from carbon emissions, a medical waste treatment device called the ‘OZONE’, and a Green Renewable Diesel Production Facility in Reno that it is extremely close to closing on.  VKIN has a lot of potential market shifting events potentially in the near-term horizon.  So now is the time to start your research on VKIN.

Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) stock has seen witnessing solid rally over the past few weeks with a jump of over 12% over the past month. Moreover, the stock has gained 15% so far this year. On Thursday, MAT stock was up 7.85% to $24.49 with more than 12.45 million shares exchanged hands, above its average volume of 3.08 million shares.   The company reported adjusted profit per share rose by 13 cents to 53 cents and beat estimates comfortably.

Mattel is now projecting its 2021 net sales of $5.4 billion to grow 8% to 10% in the current year. Adjusted EPS is seen at $1.42 to $1.48. The toymaker also lifted its 2023 net sales growth forecast to high-single-digit from a previous outlook of mid-single-digit growth. Announcing its earnings Monday, Hasbro forecast growth of “low-single digit” in both annual revenue and operating profit this year.

American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) is another stock in the ESG sector which has been consolidating the gaining momentum recently. The stock has moved up 2% over the past one quarter. Moreover, the stock has jumped 58% over the past year. The stock is trading above 64% from its 52-week low and 5% away from its 52-week high.  AFG delivered fourth-quarter 2021 core net operating earnings per share of $4.12, which outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 38.3%. The bottom line doubled on a year-over-year basis.

Total operating revenues amounted to $1.8 billion in the fourth quarter, which rose 2.6% year over year. The improvement can be attributed to growth in net earned premiums at its P&C insurance, net investment income and other income.

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI) stock has been moving higher in the past week after intermediate fall. CNHI stock ended higher by 2.67% to $16.56 with more than 8.47 million shares exchanged hands, above its average volume of 5.19 million shares. The stock is trading above 34% from its 52-week low and 4% away  from its 52-week high. CNH Industrial (CNHI) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.25 per share, beating the Consensus Estimate of $0.21 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.30 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

 This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 19.05%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this truck, tractor and bus maker would post earnings of $0.22 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.36, delivering a surprise of 63.64%.

Ternium S.A. (NASDAQ:TX) is another stock in the ESG sector which has been showing consistent rise. The stock has moved up 8% over the past one quarter. TX stock closed up by 1.72% to $44. with volume of 564K shares, compared to its average volume of 704k shares. The company is all set to report its fourth-quarter 2021 results after the closing bell on Feb 15. Benefits of higher steel prices and healthy shipments are likely to reflect on its fourth-quarter results.