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Alberto Abaterusso
Alberto Abaterusso
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3 Fast-Growing Earnings Stocks

Their 5-year EPS growth rates topped the S&P 500

September 02, 2020 | About:

The S&P 500 index saw its trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) increase by approximately 5.8% on average every year over the past five years. The share price ($3,526.65 as of Tuesday) for the U.S. market benchmark rose by 84% over the past five years through Sept. 1.

Thus, investors may want to consider Winmark Corp (NASDAQ:WINA), Barnes Group Inc (NYSE:B) and Curtiss-Wright Corp (NYSE:CW), as these stocks have grown their EPS at an average yearly rate of more than 5.8% over the same period.

Winmark Corp

The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based operator of 1,256 franchised brand apparel stores for infants, children, teenagers, young adults and women saw its trailing 12-month EPS without non-recurring items (NRI) grow by 15.3% on average every year over the past five full fiscal years.

The stock price closed at $155.01 per share on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $578.34 million, a 52-week range of $115 to $215 and a price-earnings ratio of 20.61.

Among the top fund holders of the company, Mawer Investment Management Ltd. is the leader with 13.02% of shares outstanding. It is followed by PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 9.14% of shares outstanding and Nine Ten Capital Management LLC with 5.80% of shares outstanding.

Barnes Group Inc

The Bristol, Connecticut-based supplier of products and solutions for U.S. and international industrial and aerospace clients saw its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI grow by 6% every year over the past five full fiscal years.

The stock price closed at $38.64 per share on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $1.95 billion, a 52-week range of $30.22 to $68.60 and a price-earnings ratio of 16.96.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend an overweight rating for this stock and have established an average target price of $41.83 per share.

BlackRock Inc. leads the group of top fund holders, owning 14.01% of shares outstanding. It is followed by WASATCH ADVISORS INC with 10.06% and VANGUARD GROUP INC with 9.68% of shares outstanding.

Curtiss-Wright Corp

The Davidson, North Carolina-based manufacturer and supplier of components to several industries and markets worldwide saw its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI grow by 15.6% every year over the past five full fiscal years.

The stock price closed at $102.37 per share on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $4.26 billion, a 52-week range of $70.56 to $149.90 and a price-earnings ratio of 17.21.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend a buy rating for this stock and have established an average target price of $128.80 per share.

Among the top fund holders of the company, BlackRock Inc. is the leader with 10.95% of shares outstanding. It is followed by VANGUARD GROUP INC with 9.08% of shares outstanding and PRIMECAP Management with 4.07% of shares outstanding.

Disclosure: I have no positions 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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