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Growth stock

Common stock of a company that has an opportunity to invest money and earn more than the opportunity cost of capital.
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Growth Stock

Share in a company performing better, or expected to perform better, than its industry or the market as a whole. Shares generating a return on equity of greater than 15% are generally classified as growth stocks, but not all growth stocks are classified as such. Such stocks usually pay little to nothing dividends as the companies reinvest most of their earnings. Some believe that many or most growth stocks are overvalued, citing for example the large number of growth stocks during the dotcom bubble.
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growth stock

The stock of a firm that is expected to have above-average increases in revenues and earnings. These firms usually retain most earnings for reinvestment and therefore pay small dividends. The stock, often selling at relatively high price-earnings ratios, is subject to wide swings in price. Examples include Intel, General Electric, and Dell.
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Merrill Edge notes: "History shows us that growth stocks, in general, have the potential to perform better when interest rates are falling and company earnings are rising.
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Value investing delivers superior returns over long periods with less risk than growth stock investing.
After understanding the difference between a growth stock and a value stock, and what a stock's price-to-earnings ratio is, he began to consider the types of investments he wanted to make.
Morgans Tax Aware Enhancement Fund (JPAEX); 15% in the White Oak Growth Stock Fund (WOGSX); 10% in the Ariel Appreciation Fund (CAAPX); 10% in the Ariel Fund (ARGFX); 15% in the Northern International Growth Equity Fund (NOIGX); 15% in Vanguard's Intermediate-Term Tax Exempt Fund (VWITX); and 5% in cash.
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The $125 price target assumes a multiple in-line with other early-stage technologically driven growth stocks in the consumer space, discounted back to current value, Moskow tells investors in a research note.
Summary: Some investors seeking safety in domestic US growth stocks ranging from software and online advertising to aerospace and recruitment