11 Tech Stocks for Every Growth Investor's Watchlist

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by: Kapitall

The following is a list of tech stocks that might be interesting to a growth investor.

All of the names mentioned below have excellent growth prospects, with higher projected EPS growth rates than their industry competitors. All of the companies mentioned below also have the following characteristics:

  • EPS and revenue grew faster than their industry competitors over the last five years
  • Capital spending accelerated at a faster rate than their competitors (theoretically, this makes them more competitive over the coming years)
  • Cashflow growth has accelerated faster than their industry competitors over the last five years

Considering the past performance of these names, do you think they will continue to outperform their competitors? Full details below.

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 alphabetically.

1. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Personal Computers Industry. Market cap of $317.22B. EPS has grown by 57.56% over the last five years vs. industry average at 39.48%. EPS projected to grow by 20.70% over the next five years vs. industry average at 16.81%. Revenue has grown by 36.17% over the last five years vs. industry average at 23.09%. Capital spending has grown by 50.46% over the last five years vs. industry average at 29.64%. The company's cash flow has grown by 58.36% over the last five years vs. industry average at 36.82%. Short float at 0.73%, which implies a short ratio of 0.43 days. The stock has gained 72.83% over the last year.

2. America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $94.43B. EPS has grown by 35.44% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.90%. EPS projected to grow by 10.98% over the next five years vs. industry average at 8.03%. Revenue has grown by 20.13% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.55%. Capital spending has grown by 16.45% over the last five years vs. industry average at 10.43%. The company's cash flow has grown by 26.05% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.57%. Short float at 0.71%, which implies a short ratio of 2.64 days. The stock has gained 28.91% over the last year.

3. China Unicom Limited (NYSE:CHU): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $39.07B. EPS has grown by 7.03% over the last five years vs. industry average at 2.51%. EPS projected to grow by 32.50% over the next five years vs. industry average at 11.85%. Revenue has grown by 18.66% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.45%. Capital spending has grown by 37.66% over the last five years vs. industry average at 10.93%. The company's cash flow has grown by 23.60% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.45%. Short float at 0.57%, which implies a short ratio of 1.76 days. The stock has gained 49.23% over the last year.

4. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW): Technical and System Software Industry. Market cap of $36.81B. EPS has grown by 36.08% over the last five years vs. industry average at 17.00%. EPS projected to grow by 22.41% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.69%. Revenue has grown by 49.15% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.71%. Capital spending has grown by 44.85% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.47%. The company's cash flow has grown by 42.20% over the last five years vs. industry average at 17.92%. Short float at 6.59%, which implies a short ratio of 2.29 days. The stock has gained 91.88% over the last year.

5. Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT): Information Technology Services Industry. Market cap of $32.63B. EPS has grown by 21.44% over the last five years vs. industry average at 19.12%. EPS projected to grow by 16.75% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.69%. Revenue has grown by 26.39% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.72%. Capital spending has grown by 13.03% over the last five years vs. industry average at 2.19%. The company's cash flow has grown by 22.66% over the last five years vs. industry average at 15.83%. Short float at 1.29%, which implies a short ratio of 10.19 days. The stock has gained 7.09% over the last year.

6. Research In Motion Limited (RIMM): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $31.89B. EPS has grown by 64.00% over the last five years vs. industry average at 8.88%. EPS projected to grow by 21.46% over the next five years vs. industry average at 14.10%. Revenue has grown by 61.75% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.68%. Capital spending has grown by 55.97% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.00%. The company's cash flow has grown by 65.25% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.56%. Short float at 6.19%, which implies a short ratio of 2.34 days. The stock has lost -9.95% over the last year.

7. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ:CTSH): Business Software and Services Industry. Market cap of $23.11B. EPS has grown by 38.44% over the last five years vs. industry average at 19.12%. EPS projected to grow by 20.09% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.69%. Revenue has grown by 41.08% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.72%. Capital spending has grown by 10.47% over the last five years vs. industry average at 2.19%. The company's cash flow has grown by 39.85% over the last five years vs. industry average at 15.83%. Short float at 1.75%, which implies a short ratio of 2.3 days. The stock has gained 68.61% over the last year.

8. Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $19.98B. EPS has grown by 76.23% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.90%. EPS projected to grow by 10.10% over the next five years vs. industry average at 8.03%. Revenue has grown by 18.98% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.55%. Capital spending has grown by 14.92% over the last five years vs. industry average at 10.43%. The company's cash flow has grown by 28.67% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.57%. Short float at 4.37%, which implies a short ratio of 59.93 days. The stock has gained 16.64% over the last year.

9. Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $17.75B. EPS has grown by 55.18% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.98%. EPS projected to grow by 27.12% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.69%. Revenue has grown by 49.24% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.71%. Capital spending has grown by 65.75% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.47%. The company's cash flow has grown by 66.84% over the last five years vs. industry average at 17.92%. Short float at 8.42%, which implies a short ratio of 3.25 days. The stock has gained 105.85% over the last year.

10. Millicom International Cellular SA (MICC): Telecom Services. Market cap of $10.07B. EPS has grown by 45.84% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.90%. EPS projected to grow by 14.23% over the next five years vs. industry average at 8.03%. Revenue has grown by 29.54% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.55%. Capital spending has grown by 29.71% over the last five years vs. industry average at 10.43%. The company's cash flow has grown by 37.21% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.57%. Short float at 1.85%, which implies a short ratio of 2.89 days. The stock has gained 27.38% over the last year.

11. NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $7.08B. EPS has grown by 42.23% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.90%. EPS projected to grow by 14.40% over the next five years vs. industry average at 8.03%. Revenue has grown by 28.00% over the last five years vs. industry average at 14.55%. Capital spending has grown by 23.33% over the last five years vs. industry average at 10.43%. The company's cash flow has grown by 39.42% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.57%. Short float at 1.91%, which implies a short ratio of 1.98 days. The stock has gained 25.35% 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.