The 15 Best Growth Stocks You Can Buy Right Now in 2018

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At the beginning of a bull market, you can almost choose stocks randomly and find yourself a winner. Now that we are entering the ninth year of the current bull market, growth stocks have appreciated considerably and it's becoming far more challenging to find stocks with real opportunities for appreciation.

Growth companies are still largely outperforming their value counterparts in the United States and the rest of the world largely because of low interest rates, improved corporate earnings and global economic growth. Over the last five years, the S&P 500 Growth Index has returned 14.22% per year. During the same time, the S&P 500 Value Index returned just 12.94%.

Now that the bull market is now nearly a decade old, stocks have become very expensive. Value investors are largely sitting on the sidelines and growth investors are having a hard time figuring out where the remaining growth opportunities exist.

If you are looking for growth stocks in an increasingly small field, we have identified the 10 best growth stocks to buy right now based on their expected earnings growth over the next several years. These companies are all growing rapidly and will likely see double-digit earnings growth next year.

#1 - BRF (NYSE:BRFS)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.01
2019 EPS Estimate: $0.60 (+5,900.0%)
Current Price: $9.49
P/E Ratio: -31.6
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $15.00 (58.1% Upside)

BRF logoBRF S.A. is a multinational Brazilian company that owns a diverse portfolio of products and is a producer of foods. The Company's segments include Brazil, Latin America (LATAM), Europe, Middle East and North of Africa (MENA), Asia, Africa and Other Segments. These segments include sales of all distribution channels and operations subdivided in to poultry, pork and other, processed, and other sales. The poultry operations include the production and sale of whole poultry and in-natura cuts. The pork and other operations involve the production and sale of in-natura cuts. The processed operations include the production and sale of processed foods, frozen and processed products derived from poultry, pork and beef, margarine, vegetable and soybean-based products. The other sales operations include the commercialization of flour for food service and others. Other segments include sale of in-natura beef cuts, agricultural products and animal feed.

#2 - Liberty Broadband (NASDAQ:LBRDA)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.09
2019 EPS Estimate: $1.95 (+2,066.7%)
Current Price: $89.46
P/E Ratio: 894.7
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $119.00 (33.0% Upside)

Liberty Broadband logoLiberty Broadband Corporation holds interest in Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and its subsidiary Skyhook Holding, Inc. (Skyhook). The Company's segments include Skyhook, Charter, and Corporate and other. Skyhook provides a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi)-based location platform focused on providing positioning technology and contextual location intelligence solutions. Charter is an equity method investment that provides cable services in the United States, offering a range of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Charter offers its customers subscription-based video services, including video on demand (VOD), high definition television, and digital video recorder service, Internet services and voice services. Skyhook's Wi-Fi location solution can be used to help carriers and emergency personnel offer E-9-1-1 services domestically. Charter offers broadband communications solutions for businesses and carrier organizations.

#3 - Liberty Broadband (NASDAQ:LBRDK)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.13
2019 EPS Estimate: $1.57 (+1,107.7%)
Current Price: $89.67
P/E Ratio: 896.8
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $95.00 (5.9% Upside)

Liberty Broadband logoLiberty Broadband Corporation holds interest in Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and its subsidiary Skyhook Holding, Inc. (Skyhook). The Company's segments include Skyhook, Charter, and Corporate and other. Skyhook provides a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi)-based location platform focused on providing positioning technology and contextual location intelligence solutions. Charter is an equity method investment that provides cable services in the United States, offering a range of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Charter offers its customers subscription-based video services, including video on demand (VOD), high definition television, and digital video recorder service, Internet services and voice services. Skyhook's Wi-Fi location solution can be used to help carriers and emergency personnel offer E-9-1-1 services domestically. Charter offers broadband communications solutions for businesses and carrier organizations.

#4 - Apache (NYSE:APA)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.13
2019 EPS Estimate: $1.34 (+930.8%)
Current Price: $34.85
P/E Ratio: 20.1
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 6 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $45.07 (29.3% Upside)

Apache logoApache Corporation is an independent energy company. The Company explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. The Company’s production segments include: the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom North Sea. It also pursues exploration interests in Suriname. In North America, the Company has three onshore regions: The Permian region, The Midcontinent/Gulf Coast region. The Permian region located in West Texas and New Mexico includes the Permian sub-basins, the Midland Basin, Central Basin Platform/Northwest Shelf and Delaware Basin. The Midcontinent/Gulf Coast region includes the Granite Wash, Tonkawa, Canyon Lime, Marmaton, and Cleveland formations of the West Anadarko Basin, the Woodford-SCOOP and Stack plays located in Central Oklahoma, and the Eagle Ford shale in South East Texas.

#5 - Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.05
2019 EPS Estimate: $0.41 (+720.0%)
Current Price: $79.89
P/E Ratio: 319.6
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $81.13 (1.5% Upside)

Guidewire Software logoGuidewire Software, Inc. is a provider of software products for property and casualty (P&C) insurers. The Company's software serves as a technology platform for P&C insurance carriers. The Company's InsurancePlatform consists of three elements: core transaction processing, data management and analytics, and digital engagement. The Company sells its products to a range of global P&C insurance carriers ranging from global insurers to national carriers to regional carriers. The Company's core transaction processing includes Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter and InsuranceSuite Add-on Modules. The Company's data management and analytics includes Guidewire DataHub, Guidewire InfoCenter, Guidewire Live and Guidewire Predictive Analytics. The Company's digital engagement includes Guidewire Digital Portals.

#6 - YPF (NYSE:YPF)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.19
2019 EPS Estimate: $1.36 (+615.8%)
Current Price: $23.75
P/E Ratio: 74.2
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $29.33 (23.5% Upside)

YPF logoYPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company's Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts. The Company's Downstream segment is engaged in the refining, transport, purchase of crude oil and natural gas from third parties and intersegment sales, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, refined products, petrochemicals, electric power generation and natural gas distribution. The Company's Corporate and Other segment carries out other activities.

#7 - Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.03
2019 EPS Estimate: $0.21 (+600.0%)
Current Price: $6.66
P/E Ratio: -5.4
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $5.49 (-17.6% Upside)

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson logoTelefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson) provides infrastructure, services and software to the telecommunication industry and other sectors. The Company's segments include Networks, IT & Cloud and Media. The Networks segment consists of two business units: Network Products and Network Services. The overall focus is on evolving and managing access networks, including the development of hardware and software for radio access and transport networks. The IT & Cloud business includes two business units: IT & Cloud Products and IT & Cloud Services. The focus in IT & Cloud is to help telecom operators and selected enterprises through the digital transformations ahead. It develops and delivers software-based solutions for television and media and combines a product portfolio that spans the television value chain, with systems integration and managed services. The portfolio includes compression, content publishing through set-top box or pure over-the-top, content delivery and analytics.

#8 - BlackBerry (NYSE:BB)

2018 EPS Estimate: ($0.01)
2019 EPS Estimate: ($0.07) (+600.0%)
Current Price: $11.91
P/E Ratio: 18.0
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $10.75 (-9.7% Upside)

BlackBerry logoBlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company's products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

#9 - VEON (NASDAQ:VEON)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.05
2019 EPS Estimate: $0.35 (+600.0%)
Current Price: $3.07
P/E Ratio: -10.6
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $5.38 (75.2% Upside)

VEON logoVEON Ltd., formerly VimpelCom Ltd., is a provider of communications services. The Company operates as personal internet platform. It integrates powerful data analytics and artificial intelligence, with a fresh take on messaging capabilities. It enables its users and communities to connect by voice, text, picture and video through a designed interface.

#10 - ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.10
2019 EPS Estimate: $0.58 (+480.0%)
Current Price: $156.05
P/E Ratio: -179.4
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 28 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $148.64 (-4.7% Upside)

ServiceNow logoServiceNow, Inc. is provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions that define, structure, manage and automate services for global enterprises. The Company offers a set of cloud-based services that automate workflow within and between departments in an enterprise. It provides workflow solutions, and focuses on service management for customer support, human resources, security operations and other enterprise departments. The platform also enables customers to create, by themselves or with its partners, their own service-oriented business applications throughout the enterprise. The Company delivers its software through the Internet as a service. It markets its services to enterprises in a range of industries, including financial services, consumer products, information technology services, healthcare, government, education and technology. It operates data centers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

#11 - Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.41
2019 EPS Estimate: $1.98 (+382.9%)
Current Price: $48.44
P/E Ratio: 254.9
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 18 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $55.54 (14.7% Upside)

Continental Resources logoContinental Resources, Inc. is a crude oil and natural gas company with properties in the North, South and East regions of the United States. The North region consists of properties north of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River and includes North Dakota Bakken, Montana Bakken and the Red River units. The South region includes properties south of Nebraska and west of the Mississippi River including various plays in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP), Sooner Trend Anadarko Canadian Kingfisher (STACK), and Arkoma Woodford areas of Oklahoma. The East region is consists of undeveloped leasehold acreage east of the Mississippi River with no drilling or production operations. As of December 31, 2016, its estimated proved reserves were 1,275 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), with estimated proved developed reserves of 519 MMBoe. As of December 31, 2016, its average daily production from South region properties was 91,088 barrels of oil equivalent (Boe) per day.

#12 - Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.24
2019 EPS Estimate: $1.14 (+375.0%)
Current Price: $16.43
P/E Ratio: -41.1
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $18.03 (9.7% Upside)

Deutsche Bank logoDeutsche Bank AG is a bank and holding company for its subsidiaries. The Company offers a range of investment, financial and related products and services to private individuals, corporate entities and institutional clients. It operates through six divisions: Global Markets, which offers financial products, including trading and hedging services to institutions and corporate clients; Corporate & Investment Banking, which brings together its commercial banking, corporate finance and transaction banking capability; Private, Wealth and Commercial Clients, which combines its capability in private and commercial banking, as well as in wealth management solutions; Deutsche Asset Management, whose investment capabilities span both active and passive strategies and an array of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, real estate and sustainable investments; Postbank, which is a German financial service provider for retail, business and corporate clients, and Non-Core Operations Unit.

#13 - JD.Com (NASDAQ:JD)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.07
2019 EPS Estimate: $0.32 (+357.1%)
Current Price: $47.81
P/E Ratio: -683.0
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 12 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $48.73 (1.9% Upside)

JD.Com logoJD.com, Inc. is an online direct sales company. The Company engages in the sale of electronics and home appliance products and general merchandise products (including audio, video products and books) sourced from manufacturers, distributors and publishers in China on the Internet through its Website, www.jd.com. It also offers an online marketplace that enables third-party sellers to sell their products to customers on the Company's Website. The Company operates through the provision of a single class of services for accelerating and improving the delivery of its products over the Internet. The Company also offers online and in-person payment options and customer services. The Company operates approximately 210 warehouses with an aggregate gross floor area of approximately four million square meters in over 50 cities. It operates over 5,370 delivery stations and pickup stations in approximately 2,350 counties and districts across China.

#14 - Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.13
2019 EPS Estimate: $0.58 (+346.2%)
Current Price: $16.64
P/E Ratio: -5.4
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $18.73 (12.5% Upside)

Mattel logoMattel, Inc. manufactures and markets a range of toy products around the world. The Company's segments are North America; International, and American Girl. Its portfolio of brands and products are grouped into approximately four major brand categories, including Mattel Girls & Boys Brands, Fisher-Price Brands, American Girl Brands and Construction and Arts & Crafts Brands. The Mattel Girls & Boys Brands category includes Barbie fashion dolls, Monster High, Disney Classics, Ever After High, Little Mommy, and Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels and Matchbox vehicles and play sets, and CARS, Disney Planes, BOOMco, Toy Story, Max Steel, WWE Wrestling and DC Comics. The Fisher-Price Brands category includes Fisher-Price, Little People, BabyGear, Laugh & Learn, Imaginext, Thomas & Friends, Blaze and The Monster Machines, Shimmer and Shine, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Minnie Mouse, Octonauts, and Power Wheels. The Construction and Arts & Crafts Brands category includes MEGA BLOKS, RoseArt and Board Dudes.

#15 - National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV)

2018 EPS Estimate: $0.26
2019 EPS Estimate: $1.12 (+330.8%)
Current Price: $35.10
P/E Ratio: -27.6
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 15 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $37.80 (7.7% Upside)

National-Oilwell Varco logoNational Oilwell Varco, Inc. is an oilfield equipment manufacturer and technology provider. The Company operates through four segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Systems segment makes and supports the capital equipment and integrated systems needed to drill oil and gas wells on land and offshore. The Rig Systems segment designs, manufactures and sells land rigs, offshore drilling equipment packages, and drilling rig components. The Rig Aftermarket segment provides aftermarket products and services to support a large installed base of land and offshore rigs, and drilling rig components manufactured by the Company's Rig Systems segment. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents and sells a range of equipment and technologies used to perform drilling operations. The Completion & Production Solutions segment integrates technologies for well completions and oil and gas production.







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