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Stocks Under Review: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA)

Growth in earnings per share is everything. The expected future growth in earnings per share (“EPS”) is an incredibly important factor in identifying an under-valued stock. The impact of earnings growth is exponential.

Over the long run, the price of a stock will generally go up in lock step with its earnings (assuming the P/E ratio is constant). Therefore stocks with higher earnings growth should offer the highest capital gains. And doubling the growth more than doubles the capital gain, due to the compounding effect.

Given the importance of identifying companies that will grow earnings per share at high rate, we then need to consider how to identify which companies will achieve high growth rates. One obvious way to identify high earnings per share growth companies is to find companies that have demonstrated such growth over the past 5 to 10 years. We can’t assume the past will always reflect the future, but logically stocks that have grown earnings per share strongly in the past are a good bet to continue to do so.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) traded at a yearly high level of £58.78 during the last trading session. The last session’s volume of 8.48 million shares was lower than its average volume of 9.60 million shares. The stock, after opening at £45.36, closed at £45.15 by scoring -1.33%.

The total market capitalization remained at £39.49 billion. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) have shown a low EPS growth of -32.30% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of 98.70% yoy. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.80 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, “hold” within the 3 range, “sell” within the 4 range, and “strong sell” within the 5 range).

The stock appeared -23.19% below its 52-week highs and is down -4.18% for the last five trades.

TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO), after opening at £17.95, closed at £18.70 by scoring 14.02%. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.53 million shares, versus the average volume of 792,580 shares. Analysts gives TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) a mean recommendation of 2.60.

The company has grown 1.08% in past 3 months and in the last five trades has moved up 14.72%. The stock has earnings growth of -34.50% yoy and showed a high EPS growth of 41.00% over the past five years. Shares are trading 3.05% above their 50-day moving average, and -4.79% below their 200-day moving average.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) stock price escalated 0.64% to finalize at £112.85 throughout previous buying and selling session. A total of 2.36 million shares exchanged hands as contrast to its average trading volume of 3.37 million shares. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) was trading -1.15% below its 52-week high and +58.92% above its 52-week low.

Its last 5-Year EPS growth stands at 68.60% with earnings growth of -35.60% yoy. The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 4.11%, which was maintained for the month at 19.01%. Likewise, the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 30.46% and for the year was 49.08%, while the YTD performance remained at 43.28%.

The company is set at a mean analysts’ recommendation of 2.00.

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