SQ Stock, RH Stock Among Fastest-Growing Stocks Expecting Up To 4,900% Growth In Q1

With companies getting ready to report Q1 earnings, here’s a look at the fastest-growing stocks with big expectations. Square (SQ), Polaris (PII), RH (RH), 360 DigiTech (QFIN), MarineMax (HZO) and Williams Sonoma (WSM) are among 27 growth stocks expecting at least a 100% earnings increase in Q1 or their next fiscal quarter report.




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Academy Sports & Outdoor (ASO) leads the list, with analysts looking for a 4,900% earnings bounce in Q1. Since going public less than seven months ago, ASO stock has quickly earned a spot among the best IPOs to buy and watch.

Academy Sports Among Fastest Growing Stocks

Starting as a tire shop in San Antonio in 1938, today Academy Sports & Outdoor is a sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer operating over 250 stories in 16 states. The company was bought by KKR (KKR) in 2011 and went public in October 2020.

The upward trajectory of the relative strength line reflects the sharp run-up the stock has seen since its market debut. The company has posted average annual EPS growth of 85% over the last three years and earns an A SMR Rating, which tracks sales growth, profit margins and return on equity.

Academy Sports just reported earnings for fiscal Q4 and 2020, which ended on Jan. 30. ASO stock has continued to rise on the news.

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SQ Stock Among Best Growth Stocks Near Buy Points

Boosted by Bitcoin and rising demand for cashless, contact-free payments, SQ stock is trying to clear a 278.23 buy point, having just formed a handle. After lagging while it was building a new chart pattern, Square’s relative strength line is trying to regroup and trend higher. SQ stock retook its 10-week moving average in rising volume earlier this month but is now testing that benchmark line.

Fellow payment processing stock PayPal (PYPL) is showing similar action after announcing Crypto on Venmo earlier this week.

Additionally, Goldman Sachs (GS), Align Technology (ALGN), Logitech (LOGI), Generac (GNRC) Southern Copper (SCCO) and OneWater Marine (ONEW) are also among the fastest-growing stocks near new buy points.

The Best Mutual Funds Buy Into The Fastest-Growing Stocks

The latest list of new buys by the best mutual funds shows that top money managers have their eyes on many of the names on this list.

SQ stock, RH stock, ASO, PII, HZO stock, Williams Sonoma, Generac and Louisiana Pacific (LPX) and Kulicke & Soffa Industries (KLIC) are just some of the fastest-growing stocks and on the screen for new buys by top funds.

Meanwhile, in a further show of leadership among today’s fastest-growing stocks, many of these companies also earn placement on IBD’s premier stock lists.

Stocks On Key Lists

SQ stock, Generac and SCCO stock are on both the IBD 50 list of top growth stocks and the IBD Big Cap 20. Goldman Sachs is also among the top-rated large caps.

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HZO stock, QFIN and Cowen (COWN) join several other growth stocks with big Q1 estimates on the IBD 50.

Jefferies Financial (JEF) has earned a spot on both the IBD 50 and Sector Leaders, IBD’s most stringent stock screen.


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Fastest-Growing Stocks Expecting 100% To 4,900% EPS Growth In Q1

Generated using MarketSmith, the stock screen below lists stocks expecting at least 100% EPS growth for the first quarter of 2021, or their equivalent fiscal year.

Each stock on the list must also meet the following criteria:

  • 95 or higher Composite Rating
  • 80 or better EPS Rating and RS Rating
  • SMR Rating of A
  • $12 or higher current share price
  • Average daily trading volume of at least 400,000 shares

While earnings growth is one of the key CAN SLIM traits, it’s not the only one. When choosing which stocks to buy and watch, be sure to take a holistic look at the company and its stock.

General market direction, fundamental strength, chart action, institutional support and other factors are essential to understanding how to invest in stocks.

Check the Earnings Calendar to track when notable stocks are set to report.

Company Symbol EPS Est Cur Qtr % Comp Rating EPS Rating RS Rating SMR Rating
Academy Sports & Outdoor ASO 4,900 98 99 94 A
Square SQ 900 98 95 93 A
Cowen COWN 820 99 99 95 A
OneMain Holdings OMF 783 97 90 93 A
Hibbett Sports HIBB 726 97 84 97 A
Louisiana Pacific LPX 685 99 89 96 A
Polaris PII 618 95 86 85 A
Jefferies Financial Grp JEF 494 99 98 89 A
Kulicke & Soffa Ind. KLIC 391 99 81 91 A
360 Digitech QFIN 225 98 98 93 A
MarineMax HZO 222 97 99 93 A
RH RH 210 98 96 96 A
Southern Copper SCCO 207 97 93 82 A
Goldman Sachs Group GS 200 98 92 80 A
ASML Holding N.V. ASML 197 99 95 83 A
Align Technology ALGN 177 96 95 91 A
MDC Holdings MDC 177 97 98 87 A
Dick’s Sporting Goods DKS 161 97 84 90 A
Williams Sonoma WSM 130 99 95 93 A
Evercore EVR 112 96 88 90 A
Generac Hldgs GNRC 111 97 95 92 A
Ii-Vi Inc. IIVI 110 95 98 82 A
Western Alliance Bancorp WAL 104 99 98 95 A
Ameris Bancorp ABCB 102 97 96 87 A
Logitech Intl Sa LOGI 102 99 99 82 A
Builders FirstSource BLDR 100 99 96 92 A
Century Communities CCS 100 99 97 94 A
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