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It's easy to get caught up in the momentum. But before leaping into a rallying stock, hoping to enjoy more upside, it's wise to acknowledge the naysayers.

In this case, we look at rallying dividend stocks meeting the following requirements:

Market cap above $300M and rapidly growing: Share price is rallying above its 20, 50 and 200 day moving averages (MA). This is an incredibly bullish technical indicator that says the stock is running strong, and may have some more upward momentum to price in.

Dividend yields between 3%-7%, a relatively sustainable high yield range.

We then screened for those stocks with a bearish sentiment from institutional investors, with significant net institutional sales over the quarter representing at least 5% of share float. This indicates that institutional investors such as hedge fund managers and mutual fund managers expect these names to underperform.

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Do you think money managers are making the right call? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. American Greetings Corp. (AM-OLD): Engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of greeting cards and other social expression products worldwide. Market cap at $545.59M, most recent closing price at $17.26. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -1.4M shares, which represents about 5.04% of the company's float of 27.79M shares. Dividend yield at 3.48%.

2. American Science & Engineering Inc. (ASEI): American Science and Engineering, Inc., together with its subsidiary AS&E Global, Inc., engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of X-ray inspection systems for detection and security screening solutions in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $546.14M, most recent closing price at $65.80. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -574.5K shares, which represents about 7.1% of the company's float of 8.09M shares. Dividend yield at 3%.

3. Aircastle LTD (AYR): Engages in the acquisition, lease, and sale of high-utility commercial jet aircraft to passenger and cargo airlines worldwide. Market cap at $852.92M, most recent closing price at $12.23. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -3.9M shares, which represents about 5.74% of the company's float of 67.97M shares. Dividend yield at 5.4%.

4. Duke Energy Corporation (DUK): Operates as an energy company in the Americas. Market cap at $46.13B, most recent closing price at $65.51. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -111.8M shares, which represents about 15.91% of the company's float of 702.91M shares. Dividend yield at 4.67%.

5. Greenhill & Co., Inc. (GHL): Operates as an independent investment bank. Market cap at $1.49B, most recent closing price at $52.66. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -1.6M shares, which represents about 6.02% of the company's float of 26.60M shares. Dividend yield at 3.42%.

6. GameStop Corp. (GME): Operates as a retailer of video game products and personal computer (PC) entertainment software. Market cap at $3.36B, most recent closing price at $27.72. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -8.0M shares, which represents about 6.73% of the company's float of 118.80M shares. Dividend yield at 3.61%.

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

Source: Money Managers Are Cautious Of These 6 Rallying Dividend Stocks