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Do you value the buying and selling trends of institutional investors? We ran a screen with this idea in mind.

We began by screening the consumer goods sector for stocks with strong momentum, trading within 5% of their 52-week highs.

We then screened for those with bearish sentiment from institutional investors, with significant net institutional sales 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 expect these names to underperform in the future.

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

Do you think these stocks are in hot water? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI): Designs, sources, and markets branded children's wear. Market cap at $3.36B, most recent closing price at $57.01. The stock is trading 0.36% below its 52-week high. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -2.8M shares, which represents about 6.53% of the company's float of 42.87M shares.

2. Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR): Manufacturers and sells primary batteries, portable lighting, and personal care products worldwide. Market cap at $5.02B, most recent closing price at $81.14. The stock is trading 1.54% below its 52-week high. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -3.9M shares, which represents about 6.41% of the company's float of 60.80M shares.

3. Seneca Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:SENEA): Engages in the production and distribution of processed fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables, and other food products in the United States. Market cap at $342.92M, most recent closing price at $32.03. The stock is trading 3.84% below its 52-week high. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -871.8K shares, which represents about 11.62% of the company's float of 7.50M shares.

4. SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA): Engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of home beverage carbonation systems and related products. Market cap at $964.91M, most recent closing price at $48.38. The stock is trading 0.84% below its 52-week high. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -2.2M shares, which represents about 12.62% of the company's float of 17.43M shares.

Source: 4 Consumer Goods Stocks Trading Near Highs Being Sold Off By Hedge Funds