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Why Blackbaud (BLKB) is a Top Growth Stock for the Long-Term

Taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for new and old investors alike.

While you may have an investing style you rely on, finding great stocks is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores. These are complementary indicators that rate stocks based on value, growth, and/or momentum characteristics.

Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

Different than value or momentum investors, growth-oriented investors are concerned with a stock's future prospects, and the overall financial health and strength of a company. Thus, they'll want to focus on the Growth Style Score, which analyzes characteristics like projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow to find stocks that will see sustainable growth over time.


Blackbaud (BLKB)

Headquartered in Charleston, SC, Blackbaud Inc. is a leading cloud software company working for social causes. The company combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions.

BLKB sits at a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), holds a Growth Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of B. Earnings and sales are forecasted to increase 39.4% and 4.6% year-over-year, respectively.

Four analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.32 to $3.75 per share for 2023. BLKB boasts an average earnings surprise of 10.4%.

Looking at cash flow, Blackbaud is expected to report cash flow growth of 16.8% this year; BLKB has generated cash flow growth of 0.9% over the past three to five years.

BLKB should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive growth fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Growth and VGM Style Scores.

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