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Stocks with a solid growth story: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG), PACCAR Inc (PCAR), Marriott International Inc (MAR)

Earnings per share (EPS) is the monetary value of earnings per outstanding share of common stock for a company.

In the United States, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) requires EPS information for the four major categories of the income statement: continuing operations, discontinued operations, extraordinary items, and net income.

Preferred stock rights have precedence over common stock. Therefore, dividends on preferred shares are subtracted before calculating the EPS. When preferred shares are cumulative,[jargon] annual dividends are deducted whether or not they have been declared. Dividends in arrears are not relevant when calculating EPS.

Earning per share is the same as any profitability or market prospect ratio. Higher earnings per share is always better than a lower ratio because this means the company is more profitable and the company has more profits to distribute to its shareholders.

Analysts gives Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) a mean recommendation of 2.40. The company has declined -32.20% in past 3 months. The stock has earnings growth of 10.60% yoy and showed a high EPS growth of 29.00% over the past five years. Shares are trading -17.81% below their 50-day moving average, and -24.66% below their 200-day moving average.

PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) was trading -27.50% below its 52-week high and +7.57% above its 52-week low. Its last 5-Year EPS growth stands at 65.20% with earnings growth of 16.30% yoy. The stock has a 1-year performance down -27.00% and a positive weekly performance at 6.62%. The company is set at a mean analysts’ recommendation of 2.60.

Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) shares are trading -18.29% below the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 35.80% in last 5 years. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 27.00%. Its share price has surged 0.74% in three months and is up 35.80% for the last five trades. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.40.