UPDATE: Micron Technology and Starbucks are -2-

11/12/17 09:14 AM EST
Western Digital Corp.                   US:WDC                   $87.01                 $115.32                                33%                            $65.19                                          $63.92                        16% 
Starbucks Corp.                        US:SBUX                   $56.03                  $62.05                                11%                            $15.32                                          $15.42                         7% 
NRG Energy Inc.                        US:NRG                    $27.62                  $30.30                                10%                            $35.71                                          $35.22                       -16% 
Newfield Exploration Co.                US:NFX                   $30.66                  $36.28                                19%                             $8.37                                           $8.37                         9% 
Range Resources Corp.                   US:RRC                   $18.13                  $28.95                                60%                             $9.17                                           $9.16                        37% 
Kraft Heinz Co.                         US:KHC                   $78.00                  $88.16                                13%                            $21.35                                          $21.35                        -2% 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: FactSet 

We included sales per share figures, rather than raw sales, because the per-share numbers reflect the benefit from share repurchases as well as the dilution from the issuance of additional shares for any reason.

So there's no question the analysts are gung-ho on these stocks. If you are looking for bargains, there's some food for thought here, but you also need to consider each company's core business and form your own opinion of its likelihood for success over the next 10 years.

-Philip van Doorn; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com

 

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