Momentum Stocks in Focus: GGP Inc (NYSE:GGP), Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI)

To gauge your chances of picking a winning stock, take a close look at its fundamentals, especially its earnings-per-share growth. Earnings per share are calculated by dividing a company’s net income by its number of shares outstanding. Stocks with high EPS growth rates compared with year-ago levels suggest a company has products or services in strong demand.

It’s even better if the EPS growth rate has been accelerating in recent quarters and years. Strong earnings growth is essential to a stock’s success and has the greatest impact on its future price performance. Stock with the highest EPSGR rises fastest in that year as compared to its competitors in the same industry. High growth rates in EPS are more reliable in the case of ‘matured companies’ which has experienced a complete economic cycle of expansion and contraction, through a bear market phase and a bull run.

GGP Inc (NYSE:GGP) traded at a yearly high level of $32.10 during the last trading session. The last session’s volume of 8.31 million shares was higher than its average volume of 7.80 million shares. The stock, after opening at $23.37, closed at $23.69 by scoring 1.54%. The total market capitalization remained at $21.39 billion.

GGP Inc (NYSE:GGP) have shown a high EPS growth of 52.70% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of -45.00% yoy. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.20 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, “hold” within the 3 range, “sell” within the 4 range, and “strong sell” within the 5 range). The stock appeared -25.44% below its 52-week highs and is up 5.81% for the last five trades.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), after opening at $47.68, closed at $48.06 by scoring 0.92%. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.85 million shares, versus the average volume of 3.00 million shares.

Analysts gives Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) a mean recommendation of 2.50. The company has grown -23.56% in past 3 months and in the last five trades has moved up 2.26%. The stock has earnings growth of 9.60% yoy and showed a high EPS growth of 10.90% over the past five years. Shares are trading -16.28% below their 50-day moving average, and -20.84% below their 200-day moving average.

Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) stock price declined -0.14% to finalize at $14.39 throughout previous buying and selling session. A total of 2.46 million shares exchanged hands as contrast to its average trading volume of 2.63 million shares.

Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) was trading -19.83% below its 52-week high and +30.70% above its 52-week low. Its last 5-Year EPS growth stands at -6.39% with earnings growth of -43.90% yoy. The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 4.96%, which was maintained for the month at -9.27%. Likewise, the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -6.44% and for the year was 7.95%, while the YTD performance remained at -12.42%. The company is set at a mean analysts’ recommendation of 2.60.

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