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The following is a list of large cap stocks offering excellent growth prospects, with higher projected EPS growth rates than their industry competitors.

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 risk-averse, 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.work... Version 1:

The list has been sorted alphabetically.

1. Enersis S.A. (NYSE:ENI): Foreign Utilities Industry. Market cap of $13.88B. EPS have grown by 75.89% over the last five years vs. industry average at 4.89%. EPS projected to grow by 9.0% over the next five years vs. industry average at 7.1%. Revenue has grown by 21.57% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.58%. Capital spending has grown by 17.17% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.98%. The company's cash flow has grown by 24.02% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.78%. Short float at 0.24%, which implies a short ratio of 1.25 days. The stock has lost -6.31% over the last year.

2. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $12.91B. EPS have grown by 142.39% over the last five years vs. industry average at 8.14%. EPS projected to grow by 23.56% over the next five years vs. industry average at 14.83%. Revenue has grown by 112.16% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.61%. Capital spending has grown by 45.81% over the last five years vs. industry average at -1.14%. The company's cash flow has grown by 199.49% over the last five years vs. industry average at 5.73%. Short float at 29.81%, which implies a short ratio of 9.45 days. The stock has gained 30.83% over the last year.

3. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $30.98B. EPS have grown by 41.62% over the last five years vs. industry average at 22.15%. EPS projected to grow by 14.76% over the next five years vs. industry average at 14.59%. Revenue has grown by 39.55% over the last five years vs. industry average at 31.65%. Capital spending has grown by 34.97% over the last five years vs. industry average at 17.36%. The company's cash flow has grown by 42.34% over the last five years vs. industry average at 23.06%. Short float at 2%, which implies a short ratio of 1.88 days. The stock has lost -16.52% over the last year.

4. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $13.0B. EPS have grown by 54.67% over the last five years vs. industry average at 20.38%. EPS projected to grow by 22.74% over the next five years vs. industry average at 12.46%. Revenue has grown by 49.95% over the last five years vs. industry average at 12.53%. Capital spending has grown by 18.94% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.2%. The company's cash flow has grown by 54.41% over the last five years vs. industry average at 15.76%. Short float at 7.3%, which implies a short ratio of 5.12 days. The stock has lost -2.24% over the last year.

5. Millicom International Cellular SA (MICC): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $10.28B. EPS have grown by 45.84% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.69%. EPS projected to grow by 14.33% over the next five years vs. industry average at 8.4%. Revenue has grown by 29.54% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.57%. Capital spending has grown by 29.71% over the last five years vs. industry average at 10.48%. The company's cash flow has grown by 37.21% over the last five years vs. industry average at 17.66%. Short float at 1.69%, which implies a short ratio of 2.64 days. The stock has gained 26.66% over the last year.

6. Mosaic Co. (NYSE:MOS): Agricultural Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $33.78B. EPS have grown by 31.53% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.61%. EPS projected to grow by 14.3% over the next five years vs. industry average at 14.12%. Revenue has grown by 8.98% over the last five years vs. industry average at 5.71%. Capital spending has grown by 28.97% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.25%. The company's cash flow has grown by 27.46% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.32%. Short float at 1.78%, which implies a short ratio of 0.52 days. The stock has gained 29.71% over the last year.

7. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA): Drug Manufacturers Industry. Market cap of $51.08B. EPS have grown by 34.85% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.1%. EPS projected to grow by 15.15% over the next five years vs. industry average at 5.87%. Revenue has grown by 23.7% over the last five years vs. industry average at 8.39%. Capital spending has grown by 18.25% over the last five years vs. industry average at 2.54%. The company's cash flow has grown by 39.5% over the last five years vs. industry average at 12.2%. Short float at 0.85%, which implies a short ratio of 1.1 days. The stock has lost -2.88% over the last year.

8. Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT): Information Technology Services Industry. Market cap of $33.47B. EPS have grown by 21.44% over the last five years vs. industry average at 19.19%. EPS projected to grow by 13.96% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.52%. Revenue has grown by 26.39% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.81%. Capital spending has grown by 13.03% over the last five years vs. industry average at 2.24%. The company's cash flow has grown by 22.66% over the last five years vs. industry average at 15.92%. Short float at 1.5%, which implies a short ratio of 13.25 days. The stock has gained 6.56% over the last year.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 8 Large Cap Stocks With Excellent Growth Prospects