Top 8 Growth Prospects in the Financial Sector

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 |  Includes: AMTD, BAP, BLK, HDB, IBN, ITUB, MTU, TROW, XLF
by: Kapitall

The following is a list of stocks in the financial sector. All of the names mentioned below have excellent growth prospects, with higher projected EPS growth rates than their industry competitors.

Most of the companies mentioned below have also accelerated capital spending at a faster rate than their competitors over the last five years. At least theoretically, this makes them more competitive over the coming years.

We're not going to go into detailed analysis for each company. The goal here is to give growth-oriented investors a starting point for their own analysis.

All growth stats sourced from Fidelity, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.

The list has been sorted by market cap.

1. Banco Itau Holding Financeira S.A. (NYSE:ITUB): Foreign Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $101.23B. EPS has grown by 21.58% over the last five years vs. industry average at -2.38%. EPS projected to grow by 17.20% over the next five years vs. industry average at 22.66%. Revenue has grown by 42.77% over the last five years vs. industry average at 13.01%. Capital spending has grown by 31.60% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.89%. The company's cash flow has grown by 31.66% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.67%. Short float at 0.48%, which implies a short ratio of 1.18 days. The stock has gained 14.96% over the last year.

2. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MTU): Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $75.58B. EPS has grown by 4.71% over the last five years vs. industry average at -2.38%. EPS projected to grow by 11.70% over the next five years vs. industry average at 22.66%. Revenue has grown by 19.67% over the last five years vs. industry average at 13.01%. Capital spending has grown by 24.37% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.89%. The company's cash flow has grown by 21.02% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.67%. Short float at 0.02%, which implies a short ratio of 0.94 days. The stock has gained 0.56% over the last year.

3. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK): Asset Management Industry. Market cap of $49.93B. EPS has grown by 23.00% over the last five years vs. industry average at 0.41%. EPS projected to grow by 19.50% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.26%. Revenue has grown by 45.32% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.18%. Capital spending has grown by 20.49% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.32%. The company's cash flow has grown by 46.54% over the last five years vs. industry average at 5.65%. Short float at 1%, which implies a short ratio of 0.85 days. The stock has lost -12.11% over the last year.

4. ICICI Bank Ltd. (NYSE:IBN): Foreign Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $26.41B. EPS has grown by 9.71% over the last five years vs. industry average at -2.38%. EPS projected to grow by 24.00% over the next five years vs. industry average at 22.61%. Revenue has grown by 18.84% over the last five years vs. industry average at 13.01%. Capital spending has grown by 1.61% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.90%. The company's cash flow has grown by 13.07% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.67%. Short float at 1.62%, which implies a short ratio of 1.66 days. The stock has gained 29.9% over the last year.

5. HDFC Bank Ltd. (NYSE:HDB): Foreign Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $22.97B. EPS has grown by 25.18% over the last five years vs. industry average at -2.38%. EPS projected to grow by 30.00% over the next five years vs. industry average at 22.61%. Revenue has grown by 39.34% over the last five years vs. industry average at 13.01%. Capital spending has grown by 17.86% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.90%. The company's cash flow has grown by 32.50% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.67%. Short float at 0.69%, which implies a short ratio of 2.7 days. The stock has gained 19.82% over the last year.

6. T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW): Asset Management Industry. Market cap of $16.99B. EPS has grown by 5.63% over the last five years vs. industry average at 0.42%. EPS projected to grow by 12.40% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.25%. Revenue has grown by 7.89% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.17%. Capital spending has grown by 25.47% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.32%. The company's cash flow has grown by 5.76% over the last five years vs. industry average at 5.66%. Short float at 3.37%, which implies a short ratio of 4.82 days. The stock has gained 33.57% over the last year.

7. TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD): Investment Brokerage Industry. Market cap of $11.64B. EPS has grown by 4.05% over the last five years vs. industry average at 0.42%. EPS projected to grow by 10.56% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.25%. Revenue has grown by 17.53% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.17%. Capital spending has grown by 62.77% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.32%. The company's cash flow has grown by 15.54% over the last five years vs. industry average at 5.66%. Short float at 10.83%, which implies a short ratio of 6.95 days. The stock has gained 12.97% over the last year.

8. Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP): Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $8.78B. EPS has grown by 29.18% over the last five years vs. industry average at -2.38%. EPS projected to grow by 25.30% over the next five years vs. industry average at 22.66%. Revenue has grown by 17.35% over the last five years vs. industry average at 13.01%. Capital spending has grown by 1.86% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.89%. The company's cash flow has grown by 24.99% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.67%. Short float at 0.77%, which implies a short ratio of 1.64 days. The stock has gained 56.19% over the last year.

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