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Do you consider yourself a value investor, always searching for potentially undervalued names? For ideas on how to start your own value search, we ran a screen.

We began by screening for stocks in the Financials sector with high growth projections, with 5-year projected EPS growth rates above 15%. We chose the Financials sector considering it's a cyclical sector with high growth potential if the economy shows signs of recovering in 2013.

Then we screened for bullish sentiment from institutional investors, with significant net institutional purchases over the last quarter representing at least 5% of share float. This indicates that institutional investors such as hedge fund managers and mutual fund managers, which often have more sophisticated market data on hand than main street investors, expect these names to outperform.

For an interactive version of this chart, click on the image below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

Do you think these stocks will soon price in more value? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis. List sorted by EPS growth rate.

Of note: Institutional buyer FMR LLC makes several appearances in this list.

1. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR): Is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, and mezzanine investments in large cap companies. Market cap at $3.35B, most recent closing price at $13.75. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 22.7M shares, which represents about 10.44% of the company's float of 217.44M shares. This is a huge leap from the net 3.8M shares purchased in the previous quarter. Top holders are Lexington Partners VI Holdings, LLC, Morgan Stanley and FMR LLC.

5-year EPS growth rate at 46.5%

2. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM): A publicly owned investment manager. Market cap at $3.99B, most recent closing price at $9.52. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 11.0M shares, which represents about 10.68% of the company's float of 102.96M shares. This is up from -2.4M net shares in the previous quarter. Top institutional holders by share are Morgan Stanley, Thornburg Investment Management and Citigroup Inc.

5-year EPS growth rate at 35%.

3. THL Credit, Inc. (TCRD): A private equity and mezzanine firm. Market cap at $381.64M, most recent closing price at $14.50. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 4.3M shares, which represents about 20.53% of the company's float of 20.95M shares. This is more optimistic than the previous quarter's net 480.1k shares purchased. Top holders by shares are Robeco Investment Management, Inc., Omega Advisors, and Buckhead Capital Management LLC.

5-year EPS growth rate at 27.5%.

4. PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT): Market cap at $1.45B, most recent closing price at $24.65. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 14.3M shares, which represents about 27.79% of the company's float of 51.46M shares. This is more than double the 6.6M shares purchased by institutions in the previous quarter. Top institutional holders by shares held are Pine River Capital Management, Highbridge Capital management and The Vanguard Group.

5-year EPS growth rate at 25%.

5. The Blackstone Group (BX): Provides alternative asset management and financial advisory services worldwide. Market cap at $16.74B, most recent closing price at $14.69. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 30.6M shares, which represents about 7.59% of the company's float of 403.33M shares. The previous quarter saw net -412.7k shares purchased by institutions. Today's top institutional holders by shares held are WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL INC., FMR LLC Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.

5-year EPS growth rate at 16.8%.

6. LPL Investment Holdings Inc. (LPLA): Provides technology, brokerage, and investment advisory services through business relationships with independent financial advisors, financial advisors employed by financial institutions, registered investment advisors, and financial institutions in the United States. Market cap at $3.04B, most recent closing price at $28.01. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 14.9M shares, which represents about 25.47% of the company's float of 58.51M shares. This net purchasing is a significant change from the previous quarter's net -8M shares traded by institutions. Top institutional holders are TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc. FPR Partners, LLC and Wellington Management Company.

5-year EPS growth rate at 15.75%.

7. STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG): A real estate investment trust. Market cap at $657.3M, most recent closing price at $18.85. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 8.4M shares, which represents about 28.94% of the company's float of 29.03M shares. This is on par with the previous quarter, which saw net purchases of 8M shares. Top holders are FMR LLC and Wellington Management Company.

5-year EPS growth rate at 15.4%.

8. FXCM Inc. (FXCM): Provides online foreign exchange (FX) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers Worldwide. Market cap at $342.64M, most recent closing price at $10.01. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.4M shares, which represents about 9.66% of the company's float of 24.85M shares. An improvement over the -719.5K net purchases made the previous quarter. Top holders are FMR LLC and Burgundy Asset Management Ltd..

5-year EPS growth rate at 15.3%.

*Institutional data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.

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