Interested in industrial companies? Do you prefer stocks that are projected to grow over the long term? Do you prefer stocks that analysts rate as 'Buy'? If so, you'll probably like this list.
EPS growth (earnings per share growth) illustrates the growth of earnings per share over time. The 5-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate is a long-term annual growth estimate, where the growth projections are made by analysts, the company or other credible sources.
We first looked for industrial stocks. We then looked for businesses with projected high growth, measured by 5-year projected EPS growth above 25%. We then looked for businesses that analysts rate as "Buy" (2 < mean recommendation < 3). We did not screen out any market caps.
Do you think these stocks will continue to see such strong profitability? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.
1) Franklin Electric Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE)
|Industry:||Industrial Electrical Equipment|
Franklin Electric Co. Inc. has a 5-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 40.00% and Analysts' Rating of 2.30. The short interest was 5.05% as of 05/18/2012. Franklin Electric Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of groundwater and fuel pumping systems. It operates in two segments, Water Systems and Fueling Systems. The Water Systems segment provides motors, pumps, electronic controls, and related parts and equipment primarily for use in groundwater, wastewater, and fuel transfer applications.
2) Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE:DRC)
Dresser-Rand Group Inc. has a 5-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 28.00% and Analysts' Rating of 1.90. The short interest was 1.93% as of 05/18/2012. Dresser-Rand Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and servicing of custom-engineered rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, process, power, military, and other industries worldwide. It offers various turbo products, such as axial flow compressors, legacy centrifugal compressors, warm-gas expanders, and hot-gas expanders, as well as steam, gas, and power turbines and control systems, which are used in gas lift and injection, gas gathering, CO2 compression for enhanced oil recovery, storage and transmission, synthetic fuels, ethylene, fertilizer, refineries and chemical production, carbon capture and sequestration, and compressed air energy storage applications. The company also provides reciprocating compressors for lower volume/higher compression ratio applications; and steam turbines, including mechanical drive steam turbines and turbine generator sets, which are used primarily to drive pumps, fans, blowers, generators, and compressors.
3) Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ATI)
Allegheny Technologies Inc. has a 5-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 37.16% and Analysts' Rating of 1.80. The short interest was 3.79% as of 05/18/2012. Allegheny Technologies Incorporated engages in the production of specialty metals worldwide. It operates in three segments: High Performance Metals, Flat-Rolled Products, and Engineered Products. The High Performance Metals segment provides a range of high performance alloys, including nickel- and cobalt-based alloys and super alloys; titanium and titanium-based alloys; exotic metals, such as zirconium, hafnium, niobium, nickel-titanium, and related alloys; and other specialty alloys primarily in long product forms consisting of ingots, billets, bars, shapes and rectangles, rods, wires, seamless tubes, and castings. This segment also offers forged and cast metal components, and machined parts for various load-bearing and fatigue-resisting applications in the jet engine, aerospace, and industrial markets.
4) Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP)
Eagle Materials Inc. has a 5-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 32.18% and Analysts' Rating of 2.50. The short interest was 6.22% as of 05/18/2012. Eagle Materials Inc. produces building materials and construction products used in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction in the United States. It operates in four segments: Cement, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Concrete and Aggregates. The Cement segment involves in the mining of limestone; and the manufacture, production, distribution, and sale of Portland cement.
5) ADA-ES, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADES)
|Industry:||Pollution & Treatment Controls|
ADA-ES, Inc. has a 5-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 50.00% and Analysts' Rating of 2.00. The short interest was 4.87% as of 05/18/2012. ADA-ES, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides environmental technologies and specialty chemicals to the coal-burning electric power generation industry in the United States. The company develops and markets refined coal technologies, including leasing of RC facilities for control of nitrous oxides and mercury. It also engages in the development and sale of systems, field testing, chemicals, and services primarily related to control of emissions of mercury, acid gases, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter for coal and solid fuel fired boilers used in electric generation.
6) Capstone Turbine Corp. (NASDAQ:CPST)
|Industry:||Industrial Electrical Equipment|
Capstone Turbine Corp. has a 5-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 30.00% and Analysts' Rating of 1.60. The short interest was 15.26% as of 05/18/2012. Capstone Turbine Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, and services turbine generator sets and related parts for use in stationary distributed power generation applications. Its stationary distributed power generation applications include cogeneration combined heat and power (CHP), integrated (CHP), resource recovery, and secure power, as well as combined cooling, heat, and power; and its products are used as battery charging generators for hybrid electric vehicle applications. The company primarily offers microturbine units, subassemblies, and components. It also provides various accessories, including rotary gas compressors with digital controls, heat recovery modules for CHP applications, dual mode controllers that allow automatic transition between grid connect and stand-alone modes, batteries with digital controls for stand-alone/dual-mode operations, power servers for multipacked installations, and protocol converters for Internet access, as well as frames, exhaust ducting, and installation hardware.
*Company profiles were sourced from Finviz. Financial data was sourced from Finviz.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.