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The following is a list of 12 high growth stocks that have recently raised earnings guidance. Additionally, all of these companies have or are expected to beat their competitors in the following metrics:

  • 5-Year Projected EPS Growth
  • Capital Growth Over the Last Five Years
  • Cashflow Over the Last Five Years

Considering that these companies recently raised guidance, do you think they will continue to outperform their competitors? And if so, which of these companies are you most bullish about? Full details below.??

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

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List sorted alphabetically.

1. Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $4.62B. EPS projected to grow by 23.57% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.52%. Capital spending has grown by 29.79% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.51%. The company's cash flow has grown by 92.5% over the last five years vs. industry average at 8.88%. Recently guided FY11 at approx $1.05 vs. an estimate of $1.04. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.71% over the last week.

2. Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS): Technical & System Software Industry. Market cap of $4.87B. EPS projected to grow by 16.2% over the next five years vs. industry average at 14.04%. Capital spending has grown by 26.05% over the last five years vs. industry average at 17.36%. The company's cash flow has grown by 32.8% over the last five years vs. industry average at 17.07%. Recently guided Q1 at $0.53-0.56 vs. an estimate of $0.53. The stock has gained 17.51% over the last year.

3. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Personal Computers Industry. Market cap of $324.28B. EPS projected to grow by 20.53% over the next five years vs. industry average at 16.48%. Capital spending has grown by 50.46% over the last five years vs. industry average at 29.69%. The company's cash flow has grown by 58.36% over the last five years vs. industry average at 37.29%. Recently guided Q2 at $4.90 vs. an estimate of $4.46. The stock has gained 55.34% over the last year.

4. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS): Sporting Goods Stores Industry. Market cap of $4.80B. EPS projected to grow by 17.04% over the next five years vs. industry average at 14.48%. Capital spending has grown by 7.27% over the last five years vs. industry average at -8.65%. The company's cash flow has grown by 18.95% over the last five years vs. industry average at 3.09%. Recently guided FY12 at $1.89-1.91 vs. an estimate of $1.86. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 8.82% above its SMA20, 11.53% above its SMA50, and 33.01% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.72% over the last week.

5. EZCORP Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW): Specialty Retail Industry. Market cap of $1.38B. EPS projected to grow by 17.0% over the next five years vs. industry average at 10.42%. Capital spending has grown by 22.78% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.54%. The company's cash flow has grown by 37.41% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.71%. Recently guided FY11 at $2.4 vs. an estimate of $2.35. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.82, and P/FCF ratio at 14.45. The stock has gained 25.58% over the last year.

6. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF): Drug Related Products Industry. Market cap of $4.69B. EPS projected to grow by 12.0% over the next five years vs. industry average at 10.97%. Capital spending has grown by 16.65% over the last five years vs. industry average at 5.54%. The company's cash flow has grown by 22.81% over the last five years vs. industry average at -2.97%. Recently guided Q1 at $1.17-1.21 vs. an estimate of $1.11. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 7.97% above its SMA20, 13.84% above its SMA50, and 31.14% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 15.15%.

7. Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU): Apparel Clothing Industry. Market cap of $5.43B. EPS projected to grow by 27.4% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.95%. Capital spending has grown by 14.58% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.76%. The company's cash flow has grown by 82.95% over the last five years vs. industry average at 15.09%. Recently guided Q4 at $0.55-0.57 vs. an estimate of $0.5. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.64). The stock has gained 117.58% over the last year.

8. Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $7.42B. EPS projected to grow by 10.5% over the next five years vs. industry average at 10.11%. Capital spending has grown by 20.34% over the last five years vs. industry average at -2.5%. The company's cash flow has grown by -0.48% over the last five years vs. industry average at -7.3%. Recently guided FY10 at $2.08-2.14 vs. an estimate of $1.91. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.46% (equivalent to 9.86 days of average volume). The stock has gained 16.49% over the last year.

9. Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $568.68M. EPS projected to grow by 38.0% over the next five years vs. industry average at 15.1%. Capital spending has grown by 83.44% over the last five years vs. industry average at 1.82%. The company's cash flow has grown by 52.05% over the last five years vs. industry average at 12.64%. Recently guided Q1 at $0.62-0.65 vs. an estimate of $0.52. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 44.% (equivalent to 12.1 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.92% over the last week.

10. Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $5.90B. EPS projected to grow by 16.16% over the next five years vs. industry average at 15.1%. Capital spending has grown by 18.45% over the last five years vs. industry average at 1.82%. The company's cash flow has grown by 23.91% over the last five years vs. industry average at 12.64%. Recently guided Q2 at 0.38-0.40 vs. an estimate of $0.37. After a solid performance over the last year, SWKS has pulled back during recent sessions. The stock is -9.28% below its SMA20 and -3.46% below its SMA50, but remains 35.18% above its SMA200.

11. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA): Personal Services Industry. Market cap of $2.72B. EPS projected to grow by 22.67% over the next five years vs. industry average at 14.48%. Capital spending has grown by 18.47% over the last five years vs. industry average at -8.65%. The company's cash flow has grown by 28.87% over the last five years vs. industry average at 3.09%. Recently guided Q4 at $0.43-0.44 vs. an estimate of $0.41. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.92% (equivalent to 9.78 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.03% over the last week.

12. VeriFone Systems, Inc (NYSE:PAY): Business Equipment Industry. Market cap of $4.29B. EPS projected to grow by 20.0% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.88%. Capital spending has grown by 22.35% over the last five years vs. industry average at 4.55%. The company's cash flow has grown by 21.17% over the last five years vs. industry average at 15.85%. Recently guided FY11at $1.75-1.80 vs. an estimate of $1.7. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.18% (equivalent to 5.28 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 12.83%.

Source: Growth Ideas: 12 High Growth Stocks Boosting Earnings Guidance