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6 Companies That Are Expected to Grow Quickly

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener as of Oct. 9, while most of the following companies are trading at a discount, all have positive three- to five-year future earnings estimates.


Shares of CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) were trading around $66 per share on Wednesday.

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The American railroad operator has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its earnings per share have risen 22.20% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 9.68%. The return on equity of 26.46% and return on assets of 9.22% are underperforming 85% of companies in the Transportation and Logistics industry.

With 0.38% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gotham Asset Management with 0.08%.

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is trading around $43 per share.

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With a market cap of $47.06 billion, the semiconductor manufacturer has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 8.07%. The return on equity of 18.36% and return on assets of 13.69% are outperforming 84% of companies in the Semiconductors industry.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 5.23% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons' firm with 0.88% and Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) is trading around $52 per share.

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With a market cap of $47.04 billion, the retail pharmacy company has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its earnings per share have grown 15.50% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 1.72%. The return on equity of 18.78% and return on assets of 6.93% are outperforming 79% of the companies in the Retail - Defensive industry.

With 0.23% of outstanding shares, Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.19% and the Smead Value Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10%.

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) is trading around $169 per share.

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The railroad company has a market cap of $43.92 billion and a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its earnings per share have climbed 17.30% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 12%. The return on equity of 17.91% and return on assets of 7.68% are outperforming 82% of companies in the Transportation and Logistics industry.

With 0.19% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons' firm with 0.12% and Gayner with 0.09%.

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) is trading around $87 per share.

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The medical products manufacturer has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its earnings per share have fallen 41.50% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 12.77%. The return on equity of 19.17% and return on assets of 9.53% are outperforming 77% of companies in the Medical Instruments and Equipment industry.

With 4.50% of outstanding shares, Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.29%, Pioneer Investments with 0.26% and Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) is trading around $161 per share.

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The American discount retailer has a GuruFocus profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. Its earnings per share have climbed 14.40% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 10.70%. The return on equity of 25.08% and return on assets of 9.87% are outperforming 90% of companies in the Retail - Defensive industry.

With 4.36% of outstanding shares, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.54% and Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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