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Alberto Abaterusso
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A Trio of Small Caps for the Growth-Focused Investor

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January 07, 2021 | About:

Growth-focused investors may be interested in the following small-cap stocks, as they represent companies whose trailing 12-month earnings per share improved significantly on a year-over-year basis.

Sell-side analysts on Wall Street are forecasting these stocks will continue to improve their earnings over the next years.

Euronav NV

The first stock to consider is Euronav NV (NYSE:EURN), an Antwerp, Belgium-based oil and gas midstream operator. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.67 billion.

Euronav's trailing 12-month earnings were $3.23 per share as of the third quarter of 2020, a positive turnaround from a net loss of 20 cents per share as of the same quarter in 2019.

Wall Street sell-side analysts predict that Euronav's EPS will increase by 303.6% year over year in full-year 2020.

The share price ($8.25 as of Jan. 6) has fallen by nearly 35% over the past year for a 52-week range of $7.20 to $13.21.

On Wall Street, the stock has an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $10.79 per share.

InfuSystems Holdings Inc

The second company to consider is InfuSystems Holdings Inc (INFU), a Rochester Hills, Michigan-based supplier of infusion pumps and related products and services in North America. The stock has a market capitalization of $371.96 million.

InfuSystems Holdings Inc's trailing 12-month earnings were 35 cents per diluted share as of the third quarter of 2020, increasing dramatically from one cent per diluted share in the prior-year quarter.

Wall Street sell-side analysts predict that InfuSystems Holdings' EPS will continue to grow by 17.9% in 2021 and by 20% on average every year over the next five years.

The share price ($18.38 as of Jan. 6) has risen by 114.5% over the past year, determining a 52-week range of $5.26 to $19.68.

On Wall Street, the stock has a buy recommendation rating and an average target price of $25.67 per share.

360 DigiTech Inc

The third company to consider is 360 DigiTech Inc (NASDAQ:QFIN), a Shanghai, China-based supplier of an online platform focusing on consumer finance products primarily for borrowers who have limited access to credit from more traditional channels. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.87 billion.

360 DigiTech Inc's trailing 12-month earnings were $2.30 per share as of the third quarter of 2020, up 78.3% from $1.29 per share as of the year-ago quarter.

Wall Street sell-side analysts predict that after a 2.8% decline in 2020, the EPS will increase again in 2021 by 15.5%.

The share price ($12.29 as of Jan. 6) has risen by 25.15% over the past year for a 52-week range of $6.37 to $18.06.

On Wall Street, the stock has a buy recommendation rating with an average target price of about $14 per share.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

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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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