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Investors tend to like large cap stocks because they are companies and brands that they know, but that doesn't mean that all large cap companies are good buys. They ebb and flow like any other investment. Sometimes they lose investors small fortunes, but other times they can earn terrific sums. One way investors can tell which stocks are on the rise is to look at their earnings forecasts. A company that analysts predict will increase its earnings or sales significantly has a much better chance of doing so than a company analysts predict will lose money.

Here is a list of seven large cap US stocks that are enjoying strong growth and are expected to grow even more. In fact, the companies on this list have EPS growth estimates over 25% per annum for the next five years and quarter over quarter sales growth over 25%.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) is a biotech company with a $13.82 billion market cap. The company's EPS has grown 87.72% per annum over the last five years. Analysts predict its EPS will grow by 34.82% per annum over the next five years. ALXN has quarter over quarter sales growth of 44.13% and recently traded at $76.72 a share.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is an online marketplace company with an $81.14 billion market cap. The company's EPS has grown 26.44% per annum over the last five years. Analysts predict its EPS will grow by 26.77% per annum over the next five years. AMZN has quarter over quarter sales growth of 43.86% and recently traded at $181.95 a share.

Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) is an application software company with a $14.13 billion market cap. The company's EPS has grown 14.50% per annum over the last five years. Analysts predict its EPS will grow by 25.84% per annum over the next five years. CRM has quarter over quarter sales growth of 36.16% and recently traded at $104.16 a share.

Concho Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CXO) is an oil and gas drilling and exploration company with a $10.34 billion market cap. The company's EPS has grown 54.91% per annum over the last five years. Analysts predict its EPS will grow by 49.28% per annum over the next five years. CXO has quarter over quarter sales growth of 101.28% and recently traded at $100.80 a share.

Priceline.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) is a general entertainment company with a $24.02 billion market cap. The company's EPS has grown 19.67% per annum over the last five years. Analysts predict its EPS will grow by 27.02% per annum over the next five years. PCLN has quarter over quarter sales growth of 45.03% and recently traded at $496.99 a share.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) is a technical and system software company with a $36.08 billion market cap. The company's EPS has grown 33.26% per annum over the last five years. Analysts predict its EPS will grow by 25.67% per annum over the next five years. VNW has quarter over quarter sales growth of 31.87% and recently traded at $84.15 a share.

Wynn Resorts, Ltd. (NASDAQ:WYNN) is a resorts and casinos company with a $13.48 billion market cap. The company's EPS has grown 3.40% per annum over the last five years. Analysts predict its EPS will grow by 37.88% per annum over the next five years. WYNN has quarter over quarter sales growth of 29.06% and recently traded at $113.10 a share. Wynn Resorts has a dividend yield of 1.9% as well.

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

Source: 7 Large Cap, High-Growth Stocks