With the end of August just around the corner, it’s a good idea to look ahead at a few stocks that investors should consider adding to their portfolio before we hit September. In my opinion, growth stocks are always interesting as their long-term potential is unrivalled. In this article, I’ll discuss three top picks for explosive growth.
This is my favourite Canadian growth stock
When it comes to TSX growth stocks, Shopify (TSX:SHOP) always appears at the top of my list. Very few Canadian companies have managed to impact the global economy as much as Shopify has. This company offers a platform that merchants of all sizes can use to operate online stores. What separates Shopify from its peers, in my opinion, is the fact that it can cater to everyone from the first-time entrepreneur to large-cap enterprises.
Over the past month, Shopify stock has stumbled, falling about 17%. However, investors shouldn’t focus on the short term with a company like this. Looking out at the entire year so far, we can see that Shopify stock has gained nearly 48%. I believe the company still has bright days ahead, and its financials seem to support that. In its most recent earnings presentation, Shopify reported US$.17 billion in quarterly revenue. That represents a year-over-year increase of 31%.
A company with massive potential
WELL Health Technologies (TSX:WELL) is another company that investors should consider holding in their portfolio today. If you’re not familiar with this company, think of it as operating two distinct business segments. That includes its physical and online services. In terms of physical services, the company operates 181 clinics. Regarding online services, WELL Health supports more than 3,800 clinics on its platform, offers a number of telehealth services, and even operates an online marketplace.
WELL Health stock has not done very well over the past month, dropping about 8%. However, with the telehealth space still finding its footing, I think investors are poised to see massive gains in the future. Over the past five years, this stock has gained 660%. If WELL Health can continue to expand as it’s shown it can in the past, then I could see its stock continue growing for years to come.
One of the first companies I wrote about
It’s been about three years since I started writing for The Motley Fool. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing my knowledge and research with our readers and helping them build towards financial independence. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to look back and see how some stocks I’ve covered have done since I first mentioned them. goeasy (TSX:GSY) is one that I’ve enjoyed following over the years.
When I covered this company three years ago, I mentioned that the environment was perfect for goeasy to succeed. It turns out, so far, that my prediction was correct. Since that article was published, goeasy stock has gained 135%. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 33%. In addition to that outstanding growth, goeasy continues to distribute a remarkable dividend that also has a growth rate of about 30% over the past nine years.
In August, the stock only gained about 2%, but I believe investors could see much more in returns over the coming years.