Big Healthcare Companies With High Annual EPS Growth to Watch Now

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about large cap companies in the healthcare sector that have increased their earnings per share the most over the year-over-year period.

  • Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH): This company earned $2.75 last year, which represents a change of 68.76% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $40.87 and its market capitalization is $14,328,470,000.00. About the company: Cardinal Health, Inc. provides complementary products and services to healthcare providers and manufacturers. The Company’s services include pharmaceutical distribution, health-care product manufacturing, distribution and consulting services, drug delivery systems development, pharmaceutical packaging, automated dispensing systems manufacturing, and retail pharmacy franchising.
  • Covidien plc (NYSE:COV): This company earned $3.26 last year, which represents a change of 66.25% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $49.48 and its market capitalization is $24,415,470,000.00. About the company: Covidien PLC is a global healthcare products company. The Company develops, manufactures and distributes a diverse range of medical devices and supplies, diagnostics imaging agents, pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products for use in clinical and home settings.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:TEVA): This company earned $3.72 last year, which represents a change of 64.09% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $39.70 and its market capitalization is $36,898,470,000.00. About the company: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded human pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Company produces antibiotics, oncological products, Alpha D3 for treatment of post-menopausal bone loss in women and Copaxone for treatment of multiple sclerosis. Teva develops novel drugs for diseases of the central nervous system.
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG): This company earned $9.74 last year, which represents a change of 59.68% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $346.83 and its market capitalization is $13,555,200,000.00. About the company: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. design, manufactures and markets surgical systems. The Company’s surgical system controls Intuitive Surgical endoscopic instruments, including rigid endoscopes, blunt and sharp endoscopic dissectors, scissors, scalpels, forceps/pickups, needle holders, endoscopic retractors, electrocautery, ultrasonic cutters, and accessories during surgical procedures.
  • Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESRX): This company earned $2.19 last year, which represents a change of 42.57% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $46.69 and its market capitalization is $22,794,290,000.00. About the company: Express Scripts, Inc is a full service pharmacy benefit management and specialty managed care company serving clients throughout North America. The Company’s customers include managed care organizations, insurance carriers, third party administrators, employers, and union-sponsored benefit plans. Express provides pharmacy network management, formulary management, and other services.
  • Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NYSE:NVO): This company earned $4.73 last year, which represents a change of 38.06% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $108.84 and its market capitalization is $51,634,961,305.86. About the company: Novo Nordisk A/S develops, produces, and markets pharmaceutical products. The Company focuses on diabetes care and offers insulin delivery systems and other diabetes products. Novo Nordisk also works in areas such as haemostatis management, growth disorders, and hormone replacement therapy. The Company offers educational and training materials. Novo Nordisk markets worldwide.
  • Luxottica Group SpA (ADR) (NYSE:LUX): This company earned $1.24 last year, which represents a change of 27.07% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $28.82 and its market capitalization is $13,532,991,174.01. About the company: Luxottica Group S.p.A. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, distribute, and market traditional and designer eyeglass frames and sunglasses. The Company’s LensCrafter retail chain of optical stores operates in North America. Luxottica distributes its products around the world. The Company also sells sunglasses through its Sunglass Hut retail chain.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO): This company earned $2.57 last year, which represents a change of 25.39% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $53.64 and its market capitalization is $20,483,670,000.00. About the company: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. manufactures scientific instruments, consumables, and chemicals. The Company offers analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables, reagents, chemicals, and supplies to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions, and government agencies.
  • St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ): This company earned $2.76 last year, which represents a change of 21.65% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $42.72 and its market capitalization is $14,076,380,000.00. About the company: St. Jude Medical, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes medical devices for the worldwide cardiovascular market. The Company serves patients and its health care customers with products and services including heart valves, cardiac rhythm management systems, specialty catheters, and other cardiovascular devices.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD): This company earned $3.39 last year, which represents a change of 17.72% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $37.43 and its market capitalization is $28,875,570,000.00. About the company: Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes therapeutics to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. The Company’s primary arees of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver disease and serious cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.
  • Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB): This company earned $3.98 last year, which represents a change of 17.67% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $90.98 and its market capitalization is $22,066,810,000.00. About the company: Biogen Idec Inc. develops, manufactures, and commercializes therapies, focusing on neurology, oncology, and immunology. The Company’s products addresses diseases such as multiple sclerosis, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn’s disease, and psoriasis.
  • Eli Lilly + Co. (NYSE:LLY): This company earned $4.58 last year, which represents a change of 16.32% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $34.86 and its market capitalization is $40,357,030,000.00. About the company: Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products for humans and animals. The Company’s products are sold in countries around the world. Eli Lilly’s products include neuroscience products, endocrine products, anti-infectives, cardiovascular agents, oncology products, and animal health products.
  • Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS): This company earned $4.28 last year, which represents a change of 15.36% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $55.22 and its market capitalization is $153,414,900,000.00. About the company: Novartis AG manufactures pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products. The Company produces pharmaceuticals for cardiovascular, respiratory and infectious diseases; oncology, neuroscience, transplantation, dermatology, gastrointestinal and urinary conditions, and arthritis; vaccines and diagnostics; vision, and animal health products.
  • Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK): This company earned $3.21 last year, which represents a change of 14.96% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $48.54 and its market capitalization is $18,849,450,000.00. About the company: Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty surgical and medical products. The Company’s products include implants, biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment.
  • Shire Plc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPGY): This company earned $1.08 last year, which represents a change of 14.48% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $95.67 and its market capitalization is $17,802,050,000.00. About the company: Shire PLC markets, licenses and develops prescription medicines. The Group focuses its operations on attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, human genetic therapies, gastrointestinal, and renal diseases.
  • Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG): This company earned $1.90 last year, which represents a change of 12.84% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $54.43 and its market capitalization is $24,972,810,000.00. About the company: Celgene Corporation is a global biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies designed to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory related diseases.

(N0te: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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