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20 Profitable Stocks That Have Had A Dismal 2010

Posted
12/13/2010 1:04:00 PM
By: Kapitall
Referenced Stocks:ASIA;CAAS;CSIQ;EDMC;EJ;ESI;FSYS;GXDX;LHCG;MPWR;NTRI;ORA;SPWRA;STP;STRA;TNDM;TNE;VPRT;WG;YGE

Compiled by Eben Esterhuizen, CFA: The following is a list of stocks that have lagged the rest of the market over the last year. All of these stocks have a track record of profitability, registering positive earnings and sales growth over the past five years.

In addition, all of these stocks have positive earnings growth projected for the next 5 years.

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Earnings and sales data sourced from Finviz.

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1. Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (STP): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $1.49B. Sales have grown by 81.79% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 17.72% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 19.92% over the next 5 years. Short float at 15.68%, which implies a short ratio of 4.66 days. The stock has lost -50.24% over the last year.

2. Genoptix, Inc. (GXDX): Medical Laboratories & Research Industry. Market cap of $320.5M. Sales have grown by 202.33% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 15.96% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 20.% over the next 5 years. Short float at 6.24%, which implies a short ratio of 3.18 days. The stock has lost -49.65% over the last year.

3. AsiaInfo-Linkage,Inc. (ASIA): Security Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $1.2B. Sales have grown by 19.98% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 30.56% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 20.39% over the next 5 years. Short float at 5.72%, which implies a short ratio of 2.55 days. The stock has lost -47.69% over the last year.

4. Willbros Group Inc. (WG): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $411.68M. Sales have grown by 35.8% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 10.55% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 19.5% over the next 5 years. Short float at 5.83%, which implies a short ratio of 4.39 days. The stock has lost -43.68% over the last year.

5. Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $571.57M. Sales have grown by 130.56% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 44.76% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 20.6% over the next 5 years. Short float at 11.63%, which implies a short ratio of 2.22 days. The stock has lost -41.87% over the last year.

6. SunPower Corporation (SPWRA): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.35B. Sales have grown by 168.69% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 25.39% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 24.92% over the next 5 years. Short float at 13.17%, which implies a short ratio of 5.88 days. The stock has lost -39.21% over the last year.

7. Tele Norte Leste Participacoes S.A. (TNE): Telecom Services. Market cap of $5.48B. Sales have grown by 13.53% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 45.27% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 17.2% over the next 5 years. Short float at 1.77%, which implies a short ratio of 3 days. The stock has lost -34.02% over the last year.

8. Education Management Corporation (EDMC): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $1.06B. Sales have grown by 27.11% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 29.13% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 20.% over the next 5 years. Short float at 7.38%, which implies a short ratio of 9.88 days. The stock has lost -33.33% over the last year.

9. E-House Holdings Limited (EJ): Property Management Industry. Market cap of $1.11B. Sales have grown by 57.2% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 61.99% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 30.98% over the next 5 years. Short float at 4.08%, which implies a short ratio of 6.15 days. The stock has lost -31.04% over the last year.

10. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (YGE): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.56B. Sales have grown by 126.96% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 15.34% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 31.17% over the next 5 years. Short float at 40.6%, which implies a short ratio of 2.62 days. The stock has lost -30.44% over the last year.

11. Ormat Technologies Inc. (ORA): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $1.29B. Sales have grown by 13.63% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 16.09% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 16.2% over the next 5 years. Short float at 9.29%, which implies a short ratio of 13.39 days. The stock has lost -30.43% over the last year.

12. ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $1.98B. Sales have grown by 16.38% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 37.54% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 15.03% over the next 5 years. Short float at 24.08%, which implies a short ratio of 6.97 days. The stock has lost -29.96% over the last year.

13. Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (FSYS): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $565.78M. Sales have grown by 30.77% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 60.1% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 17.5% over the next 5 years. Short float at 34.9%, which implies a short ratio of 15.14 days. The stock has lost -29.44% over the last year.

14. China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $396.77M. Sales have grown by 34.45% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 20.57% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 19.7% over the next 5 years. Short float at 15.2%, which implies a short ratio of 3.97 days. The stock has lost -28.39% over the last year.

15. Monolithic Power Systems Inc. (MPWR): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $614.66M. Sales have grown by 28.23% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 14.48% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 18.75% over the next 5 years. Short float at 7.08%, which implies a short ratio of 3.56 days. The stock has lost -25.98% over the last year.

16. NutriSystem Inc. (NTRI): Consumer Services Industry. Market cap of $554.71M. Sales have grown by 69.25% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 96.29% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 17.5% over the next 5 years. Short float at 33.23%, which implies a short ratio of 26.43 days. The stock has lost -25.64% over the last year.

17. Neutral Tandem, Inc. (TNDM): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $512.37M. Sales have grown by 117.89% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 75.65% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 20.% over the next 5 years. Short float at 7.84%, which implies a short ratio of 5.13 days. The stock has lost -25.16% over the last year.

18. Strayer Education Inc. (STRA): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $2.09B. Sales have grown by 22.82% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 22.65% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 15.7% over the next 5 years. Short float at 23.67%, which implies a short ratio of 9.1 days. The stock has lost -22.84% over the last year.

19. Vistaprint N.V. (VPRT): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $1.96B. Sales have grown by 49.11% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 37.21% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 21.71% over the next 5 years. Short float at 13.61%, which implies a short ratio of 9.01 days. The stock has lost -22.06% over the last year.

20. LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG): Home Health Care Industry. Market cap of $475.22M. Sales have grown by 35.59% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 24.57% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 15.33% over the next 5 years. Short float at 9.74%, which implies a short ratio of 9.34 days. The stock has lost -21.48% over the last year.