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Top 5 Companies in the Trading Companies & Distributors Industry With the Lowest EPS Growth (AIT, KAMN, AYR, FAST, GWW)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Trading Companies & Distributors 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.

Applied Industrial Technologies ranks lowest with a EPS growth of 769.2%. Kaman is next with a EPS growth of 1,489.5%. Aircastle ranks third lowest with a EPS growth of 1,761.8%.

Fastenal follows with a EPS growth of 2,057.8%, and WW Grainger rounds out the bottom five with a EPS growth of 2,602.4%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of WW Grainger on March 20th, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $242.63. Since that call, shares of WW Grainger have fallen 28.0%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest eps growth applied industrial technologies kaman aircastle Fastenal WW Grainger

Ticker(s): AIT KAMN AYR FAST GWW