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We've compiled a list of 6 stocks that have shown strong growth trends over the past 5 years, have positive ROE and ROA, yet have had a poor year. All stocks mentioned here have market caps north of $2B. All ROE and ROA figures based on trailing twelve month data.

1. Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited (ACH): Aluminum Industry. Market cap of $10.93B. The company has experienced EPS growth of 45.02% over the past five years, and seen sales grow by 16.74% over the same period. ROA of 17.58%, and ROE of 30.29%. The company has lost -34.73% over the past year.

2. Apollo Group Inc. (APOL): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $6.09B. The company has experienced EPS growth of 36.48% over the past five years, and sales growth of 17.16% over the same period. ROA of 22.27%, and ROE of 50.54%. The company has lost -38.28% over the past year.

3. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD): Data Storage Devices Industry. Market cap of $2.29B. The company has experienced EPS growth of 25.9% over the past five years, and sales growth of 26.78% over the same period. ROA of 2.42%, and ROE of 4.88%. The company has lost -37.8% over the past year.

4. ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $2.38B. The company has experienced EPS growth of 37.54% over the past five years, and sales growth of 16.38% over the same period. ROA of 56.05%, and ROE of 199.37%. The company has lost -30.77% over the past year.

5. Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC): Life Insurance Industry. Market cap of $22.56B. The company has experienced EPS growth of 0.14% over the past five years, and sales growth of 8.26% over the same period. ROA of 1.73%, and ROE of 13.14%. The company has lost -34.74% over the past year.

6. Monsanto Co. (MON): Agricultural Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $30.68B. The company has experienced EPS growth of 50.22% over the past five years, and sales growth of 16.67% over the same period. ROA of 5.72%, and ROE of 9.5%. The company has lost -31.07% over the past year.

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Source: 6 Steady Companies That Are Underperforming