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Alberto Abaterusso
Alberto Abaterusso
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This Trio Is Growing Earnings Fast

They have outperformed the S&P 500 Index recently

October 09, 2020 | About:

The S&P 500 saw its trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) grow by nearly 4% on average every year over the past five years. The index's share price ($3,446.83 as of Thursday) increased by about 71% over the past five years through Oct. 8.

Thus, investors may be interested in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM), Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Sirius XM Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI), as these holdings have grown their EPS at an average yearly rate of more than 4% over the years in question.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd

The Taiwanese global distributor of integrated circuits saw its trailing 12-month EPS without non-recurring items (NRI) increase by 7.9% on average every year over the past five full fiscal years.

The stock price soared 297.5% over the past five years to trade at $87.80 per share at close on Thursday for a market capitalization of $455.34 billion, a 52-week range of $42.70 to $88.86 and a price-earnings ratio of 25.83.

Among the top fund holders of the company, JPMORGAN CHASE & CO is the leader with 1.42% of shares outstanding. It is followed by MASSACHUSETTS FINANCIAL SERVICES CO /MA/ with 0.85% of shares outstanding and Sanders Capital, LLC with 0.79% of shares outstanding.

The stock holds a buy recommendation rating with an average target price of $69.22 per share on Wall Street.

Microsoft Corp

The Redmond, Washington-based developer, manufacturer, licensor and seller of computer software, personal computers and consumer electronics saw its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI increase by 27.2% on average every year over the past five full fiscal years.

The stock price skyrocketed over the past five years, increasing 348% up to $210.58 per share at close on Thursday for a market capitalization of $1.59 trillion, a 52-week range of $132.52 to $232.86 and a price-earnings ratio of 36.62.

VANGUARD GROUP INC leads the group of top fund holders, owning 8.35% of shares outstanding. It is followed by BlackRock Inc. with 6.90% and STATE STREET CORP with 4.16% of shares outstanding.

On Wall Street, the stock has a buy recommendation rating with an average target price of $233.68 per share.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc

The New York-based provider of satellite radio services in the U.S. saw its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI increase by 24.6% on average every year over the past five full fiscal years.

The stock price has risen by more than 50% over the past five years to trade at $5.96 per share at close on Thursday for a market capitalization of $25.87 billion, a 52-week range of $4.11 to $7.40 and a price-earnings ratio of 27.09.

BlackRock Inc. dominates the group of top fund holders, owning 2.93% of shares outstanding. It is followed by VANGUARD GROUP INC with 1.54% and Warren Buffett with 1.15%.

On Wall Street, the stock holds an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $6.92 per share.

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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