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Top 5 Companies in the Research and Consulting Services Industry With the Highest Projected Earnings Growth (ACTG, VRSK, ICFI, RECN, EFX)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Research and Consulting Services industry with the highest 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.

Acacia Research ranks highest with a projected earnings growth of 70.6%. Following is Verisk Analytics with a projected earnings growth of 25.3%. ICF International ranks third highest with a projected earnings growth of 21.6%.

Resources Connection follows with a projected earnings growth of 18.5%, and Equifax rounds out the top five with a projected earnings growth of 14.9%.

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Keywords: highest projected earnings growth acacia research verisk analytics icf international resources connection equifax

Ticker(s): ACTG VRSK ICFI RECN EFX