Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Health Care Supplies Industry Detected in Shares of Cooper Cos (COO, UTMD, VIVO, XRAY, WST)
Below are the three companies in the Health Care Supplies industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.
Cooper Cos ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 3.5%. Following is Utah Medical Products with a projected earnings growth of 3.6%. Meridian Bioscience ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 4.0%.
DENTSPLY International follows with a projected earnings growth of 4.8%, and West Pharmaceutical Services rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 7.3%.
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