Current Stocks with the Highest Employee Growth

EmployeesWe recently looked at the impact of employment growth on stock returns over the past 14 years. Today, I decided to share with you a list of the publicly traded companies with market caps of over $500 million with the highest employee growth. Those stocks are as follows:

Company Name Ticker % Empl Growth Current Employees
 Global Eagle Entertainment Inc ENT  24,233  730
 Gentherm Inc THRM  6,282  7,403
 Accelerate Diagnostics Inc AXDX  683  47
 Safe Bulkers Inc SB  400  5
 Resources Connection Inc RECN  316  2,915
 IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc ICE  293  4,232
 Tempur Sealy International Inc TPX  244  6,700
 Pharmacyclics Inc. PCYC  223  484
 ARRIS Group Inc ARRS  199  6,500
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp ROIC 177 61
Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc SGNT  174  269
Triangle Petroleum Corp TPLM 170 165
XPO Logistics Inc XPO 153 2,259
American Public Education Inc APEI 153 3,492
Brookfield Property Partners LP BPY 150 15,000
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX 146 17,200
Fortress Investment Group LLC FIG 138 2,324
 Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc SPB  131  13,500
Harbinger Group Inc HRG 128 13,742
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc AEGR 121 217
NGL Energy Partners LP NGL 121 1,970
AMC Networks Inc AMCX 118 2,197

Given the backtest results for the year-over-year percent change in employees factor, I’m going to be avoiding these companies.  A quick backtest of these top 1% employment growth stocks shows that these stocks realized a negative 5.93% annualized return over the past 14 years with annual rebalancing.

Disclosure: I do have any positions in any of the stocks mentioned in this post at the time it was published.

One thought on “Current Stocks with the Highest Employee Growth

  • February 25, 2016 at 11:17 am

    George its an interesting idea as a growth indicator.

    Interesting result!

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