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3 Stocks Growing Earnings Fast

The 5-year earnings growth rates are outperforming that of the S&P 500

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Alberto Abaterusso
Jun 06, 2021

Summary

  • The S&P 500's earnings per share have grown 1.73% on average every year over the past five years.
  • Silvercrest Asset Management Group, Willis Towers Watson and Masco have grown their earnings more rapidly than the benchmark index.
  • Growing earnings are usually a strong catalyst for sending share prices higher.
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The S&P 500 saw its trailing 12-month real earnings per share jump by about 1.73% on average every year over the past five years. The index's share price ($4,229.89 as of Friday) has grown by more than 100% over the past five years through June 4.

Thus, investors may want to consider Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc. (

SAMG, Financial), Willis Towers Watson PLC (WLTW, Financial) and Masco Corp. (MAS, Financial), since these companies have strongly outperformed the S&P 500 in terms of a higher five-year annual earnings per share growth rate over the years in question.

Silvercrest Asset Management Group (

SAMG, Financial)

The New York-based asset management company serving ultra-high net worth individuals and families, their trusts, as well as institutional investors and investment funds, saw its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items jump by 12.5% on average every year over the past five years.

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The share price has increased nearly 40% over the past five years to close at $16.94 n Friday for a market capitalization of $244.77 million, a 52-week range of $9.41 to $17.66 and a price-earnings ratio of 23.21.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the leader in the group of top fund holders with 5.21% of shares outstanding. The investor is followed by BlackRock Inc. with 4.12% of shares outstanding and Boston Partners with 3.58% of shares outstanding.

On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of buy with an average target price of $19.75 per share.

Willis Towers Watson (

WLTW, Financial)

The London-based provider of advisory and brokerage services and solutions for individuals, professionals and businesses worldwide saw its trailing 12-month earnings per share without NRI jump by nearly 15% on average every year over the past five years.

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The share price has risen by approximately 101% over the past five years, closing at $259.73 on Friday for a market capitalization of $33.50 billion, a 52-week range of $179.31to $271.87 and a price-earnings ratio of 23.74.

Vanguard Group Inc. leads the group of top fund holders with 10.57% of shares outstanding. The asset management firm is followed by BlackRock with 6.90% of shares outstanding and State Street Corp. with 4.92% of shares outstanding.

On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of overweight with an average target price of $271.09 per share.

Masco (

MAS, Financial)

The Livonia, Michigan-based manufacturer and distributor of home improvement and building products in North America and internationally saw its trailing 12-month earnings per share without NRI jump by 22.3% on average every year over the past five years.

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The share price has climbed by 87.22% over the past five years to trade at $59.78 at close on Friday for a market capitalization of $15.17 billion, a 52-week range of $44.44 to $68.54 and a price-earnings ratio of 20.06.

Amid the top fund holders of the company, Vanguard Group is the leader with 11.07% of shares outstanding. The asset management firm is followed by BlackRock with 7.92% of shares outstanding and Massachusetts Financial Services Co/Ma/ with 7.78% of shares outstanding.

On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of overweight with an average target price of $69.77 per share.

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