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Alberto Abaterusso
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3 Stocks With Fast-Growing Earnings

Boston Scientific tops the list

May 01, 2020 | About:

Investors looking for growth opportunities may want to have a look at the following stocks, as they have a price-earnings ratio below 20 and their trailing 12-month earnings per share have grown.

Boston Scientific

The first stock to have a look at is Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX).

The Marlborough, Massachusetts-based global manufacturer and marketer of medical devices saw its trailing 12-month earnings per diluted share grow by 137.5% over the past year to $3.04 as of the quarter ended March 30, 2020, up from $1.28 in the prior-year quarter. The price-earnings ratio stands at 11.26 as of April 30.

Following a 17% drop so far this year, the stock price traded at $37.48 per share on Thursday for a market capitalization of $52.44 billion and a 52-week range of $24.10 to $46.62.

Boston Scientific does not pay dividends.

GuruFocus assigned a moderate rating of 4 out of 10 for the company’s financial strength and a positive rating of 6 out of 10 for its profitability.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend a buy rating with an average target share price of $43.61 for this stock.

Trip.com Group

The second stock to have a look at is Trip.com Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:TCOM).

The Chinese operator of a travel service provider saw its trailing 12-month diluted EPS grow by nearly 470% over the past year to $1.65 as of the quarter ended Dec. 30, 2019, up from 29 cents as of the prior-year quarter. The price-earnings ratio is 15.6 as of April 30.

After a 23.2% decline so far this year, the stock price was trading at $25.76 per share on Thursday for a market capitalization of $15.28 billion and a 52-week range of $20.10 to $44.99.

The company is not distributing dividends.

GuruFocus assigned a moderate rating of 5 out of 10 for the company’s financial strength and a very positive rating of 7 out of 10 for its profitability.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend an overweight rating with an average target share price of 204.54 Chinese Yuan ($28.94) for this stock.

Power Integrations

The third stock to have a look at is Power Integrations Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI).

The San Jose, California-based global semiconductors company saw its trailing 12-month earnings per diluted share grow nearly 180% over the past year to $6.49 as of the quarter ended Dec. 30, 2019, up from $2.32 as of the prior-year quarter. The price-earnings ratio stands at 15.81 as of April 30.

Following a 3.5% increase so far this year, the stock price traded at a price of $102.35 per share on Thursday for a market capitalization of $3.04 billion, a 52-week range of $64.95 to $111.56 and a dividend yield of 0.7%.

The company currently pays a quarterly cash dividend of 19 cents per common share.

GuruFocus assigned the highest rating of 10 out of 10 for the company’s financial strength and a very high rating of 8 out of 10 for its profitability.

As of May, analysts recommended two strong buys, one buy and one hold rating for shares of this stock. The average target price is $97.20 per share.

Disclosure: I have no position in any securities mentioned in this article.

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Alberto Abaterusso
I am a contributor at GuruFocus. I primarily write about how to pick potential value stocks. Gold, silver and precious metals mining industries is also my cup of tea. My articles have also been widely linked by popular sites, including MarketWatch, Financial Times, 24hGold, Investopedia, Financial.org, CNBS, MSN Money, Zachs, Reuters and others. I hold a Master\\\'s Degree in Business Administration from Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy), Aldo Moro. I am based in The Netherlands.

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