5 Beaten-Up Stocks With Worsening Sentiment

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 |  Includes: CREE, DGIT, RST, SKX, SPY, VECO
by: Kapitall

The following is a list of stocks that have bearish moving average trends, with the 50-day SMA moving below the 200-day SMA during recent sessions.

Short sellers and analysts expect these stocks to continue to decline. All of these stocks have a short float in excess of 10%, with analyst ratings worsening over the last 3 months.

Analyst ratings are presented on a sliding scale between 1 and 5. Ratings closest to 5 indicate "strong sell", while ratings close to 1 indicate "strong buy". All of the stocks in our list have seen their ratings move closer to 5 over the last 3 months, i.e. worsening analyst outlook.

If you're a contrarian, this excessive pessimism might raise a flag.

Short float data sourced from Finviz, analyst ratings sourced from Reuters.com.

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1. Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. Market cap of $1,475B. SMA50 at $44.47 vs. SMA200 at $45.74 (last price at $36.09). Short float at 26.66%, which implies a short ratio of 4.26 days. Current analyst rating at 1.62 vs. a rating of 1.40 three months ago. The stock has gained 64.79% over the last year.

2. Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE:SKX): Apparel Footwear & Accessories industry. Market cap of $1,109B. SMA50 at $39.71 vs. SMA200 at $42.41 (last price at $23.31). Short float at 18.8%, which implies a short ratio of 3.13 days. Current analyst rating at 1.83 vs. a rating of 1.33 three months ago. The stock has gained 25.73% over the last year.

3. DG FastChannel, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGIT): Business Services industry. Market cap of $510M. SMA50 at $18.40 vs. SMA200 at $19.39 (last price at $17.92). Short float at 18.04%, which implies a short ratio of 3.34 days. Current analyst rating at 1.83 vs. a rating of 1.43 three months ago. The stock has gained 0.67% over the last year.

4. Cree Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. Market cap of $5,496B. SMA50 at $67.15 vs. SMA200 at $71.56 (last price at $50.85). Short float at 10.81%, which implies a short ratio of 2.81 days. Current analyst rating at 2.20 vs. a rating of 2.14 three months ago. The stock has gained 43.52% over the last year.

5. Rosetta Stone, Inc. (NYSE:RST): Multimedia & Graphics Software industry. Market cap of $409M. SMA50 at $20.47 vs. SMA200 at $20.88 (last price at $19.87). Short float at 10.56%, which implies a short ratio of 10.04 days. Current analyst rating at 2.33 vs. a rating of 1.78 three months ago. The stock has lost -12.04% over the last year.

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