15 High Growth Stocks With Bullish Options Sentiment

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Includes: AHT, ARAY, ARTG, CAST, IPGP, LOOP, NXTM, NZ, OPLK, SAPE, SHFL, VIV, WRES, XOXO, ZOLT
by: Kapitall

The following is a list of high growth stocks, based on the following screen:

  • Market cap > $300M
  • EPS growth projected above 20% for the next 5 years
  • Sales Growth > 15% over the last 5 years

In addition, all of these stocks have a large number of open call option positions relative to put option positions (i.e. bullish options market sentiment).

Options traders seem to think there's near-term upside in some of these growth stocks. What do you think?

EPS projections and sales growth data sourced from Finviz, options data sourced from Schaeffer's Research.

The list has been sorted by the Put/Call ratio.

1. The Knot, Inc. (KNOT): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $306.7M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 21.8%, with sales growing by 20.78% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 1,055 contracts vs. put open interest at 32 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.03).

2. Art Technology Group Inc. (ARTG): Internet Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $667.22M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 23.42%, with sales growing by 20.98% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 892 contracts vs. put open interest at 31 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.03).

3. ChinaCast Education Corporation (OTCPK:CAST): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $364.39M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 30.00%, with sales growing by 33.88% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 245 contracts vs. put open interest at 10 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.04).

4. Warren Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:WRES): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $300.54M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 20.5%, with sales growing by 19.16% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 1,449 contracts vs. put open interest at 76 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.05).

5. Shuffle Master Inc. (NASDAQ:SHFL): Diversified Machinery Industry. Market cap of $477.31M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 26.%, with sales growing by 16.18% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 6,143 contracts vs. put open interest at 409 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.07).

6. Nxstage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $1.04B. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 25.%, with sales growing by 139.54% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 2,662 contracts vs. put open interest at 185 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.07).

7. Vivo Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:VIV): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $11.66B. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 23.3%, with sales growing by 17.39% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 3,429 contracts vs. put open interest at 292 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.09).

8. Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (NYSE:AHT): REIT. Market cap of $505.68M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 24.67%, with sales growing by 53.59% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 1,772 contracts vs. put open interest at 151 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.09).

9. LoopNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOOP): Property Management Industry. Market cap of $360.5M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 23.33%, with sales growing by 35.03% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 83 contracts vs. put open interest at 8 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.1).

10. Netezza Corporation (NZ): Diversified Computer Systems Industry. Market cap of $1.69B. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 26.25%, with sales growing by 39.54% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 45,699 contracts vs. put open interest at 4,406 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.1).

11. Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $361.04M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 27.5%, with sales growing by 58.18% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 672 contracts vs. put open interest at 83 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.12).

12. IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $942.87M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 21.83%, with sales growing by 25.09% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 625 contracts vs. put open interest at 85 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.14).

13. Oplink Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:OPLK): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $370.94M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 30.%, with sales growing by 32.22% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 1,354 contracts vs. put open interest at 187 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.14).

14. Zoltek Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:ZOLT): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $340.9M. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 21.%, with sales growing by 32.08% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 18,458 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,695 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.15).

15. Sapient Corp. (NASDAQ:SAPE): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $1.67B. 5-year projected EPS growth rate at 21.1%, with sales growing by 20.7% over the last 5 years. Call open interest at 657 contracts vs. put open interest at 114 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.17).

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