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Top Earnings per Share Stocks: Equity Residential (EQR), Tesoro (TSO), Anthera Pharmaceuticals (ANTH), Williams Companies (WMB)

Earnings per share is a company’s total earnings divided by the total number of shares outstanding. It is calculated using annual earnings, usually after interest and taxes and after deducting the preference shares dividends, so as to compute the portion of total profit which is attributable to the ordinary shareholders. In this case, total earnings would be divided by the total number of ordinary shares outstanding.

Moreover, different accounting policies regarding the handling of new issue of ordinary shares, have led to the need of several computation approaches to the EPS ratio, in order to reflect in the best way possible the appropriate information for the users-stakeholders of the firm being analyzed. For this reason, there is the computation of the Basic EPS, the EPS Adjusted reflecting any bonus issue or rights issue or option/warrants exercise and the Diluted EPS – DEPS which reflects the convertible bonds or shares to ordinary shares (the approaches are being determined by the accounting policies in effect).

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), has the market capitalization of $29.46B and its EPS growth ratio for the past five years was 9.80%. The return on assets ratio of the Company was 3.80% while its return on investment ratio was 4.30%. Price to sales ratio was 10.88 while 98% of stock was owned by Institutional investors. The Company earned $876.50M in prior twelve months.

Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO) offered 53.80% EPS for prior five years. The company has 34.00% return on equity value while its ROI ratio was 12.60 %. The company has $12.58B market capitalizations and the institutional ownership was 94%. Its price to book ratio was 2.38. Volatility of the stock was 2.66% for the week while for the month booked as 3.48%.

Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ANTH) has market capitalization of $183.45M. The Company has 39.88M shares outstanding while EPS growth in past 5 year was 53.80%.The Company’s price to sale ratio was 141.11 while price to book ratio was 4.00.

Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) has market capitalization of $18.68B while its P/E ratio was 55.36. The company has the institutional ownership of 83.90% while the Beta factor, which is used riskiness of the security, was 1.59. The company’s EPS growth in prior 5 years was 52.80% .In the liquidity ratio analysis; current ratio was 0.30 while debt to equity ratio was 3.21.