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Shares of Middleby Rank the Lowest in Terms of EPS Growth in the Industrial Machinery Industry (MIDD, ESE, CR, TRS, ITW)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Industrial Machinery industry with the lowest year-over-year expected earnings per share (EPS) growth rates. The long-term growth rate is the expected annual increase in operating EPS over the next three to five years.

Middleby ranks lowest with a EPS growth of 76.4%. ESCO Technologies is next with a EPS growth of 77.5%. Crane ranks third lowest with a EPS growth of 96.9%.

Trimas follows with a EPS growth of 208.7%, and Illinois Tool Works rounds out the bottom five with a EPS growth of 536.8%.

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