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Top Earnings per Share Stocks: Acadia Healthcare Company (ACHC), Axcelis Technologies Inc (ACLS), Assured Guaranty (AGO), Akorn, (AKRX)

Earnings per share (EPS) measures the net income earned for each share of common stock. It is calculated by first subtracting net income by preferred stock dividends then dividing the result by average common shares outstanding. If a company does not have any preferred stocks, then simply divide net income by the average common shares outstanding. On the other hand, the price-earnings ratio (P-E) is determined by dividing stock price per share by earnings per share. This ratio which is used most often by investors is a projective measure of profitability.

Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (NASDAQ:ACHC) has the market capitalization of $5.20B and its EPS growth ratio for the past five years was 56.50%. The return on assets ratio of the Company was 3.20% while its return on investment ratio was 5.90%. Price to sales ratio was 3.69 while 80.00% of stock was owned by Institutional investors. The Company earned $ 96.20M in prior twelve months.

Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS) offered 33.20% EPS for prior five years. The company has 1.90 % returns on equity value while its ROI ratio was -6.40 %. The company has $272.01M market capitalizations and the institutional ownership was 74.50%. Its price to book ratio was 1.50.Volatility of the stock was 7.45 % for the week while for the month booked as 5.42%.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has market capitalization of $4.17B. The Company has 146.51M shares outstanding while EPS in next five years is expected to reach 3.00 % while EPS growth in past 5 year was 56.90%.The Company’s price to sale ratio was 1.61 while price to book ratio was 0.74.

Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) has market capitalization of $3.34B while its P/E ratio was 0.32. The company has the institutional ownership of 78.10% while the Beta factor, which is used riskiness of the security, was 0.77. The company’s EPS growth in prior 5 years was 26.30%. In the liquidity ratio analysis; current ratio was 3.70 while debt to equity ratio was 2.91.