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The following is a list of stocks that are approaching an inflection point, based on moving average trends. For this article, we define an inflection point as the convergence between the 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

When these two moving averages cross, it often represents a shift in investor sentiment. If the 50-day MA moves above the 200-day MA (bullish), it's called a "Golden Cross" signal. If, on the other hand, the 50-day MA crosses below the 200-day MA (bearish), it's called the "Death Cross".

To compile this list, we started with a universe of stocks that have seen the SMA50 move above the SMA200 during recent sessions (i.e. bullish signal). We then narrowed down the list by only focusing on stocks that have seen institutional inflows over the last three months.

The smart money seems to think that these stocks will continue with their upward momentum. What do you think? Full analysis below.

Moving average data sourced from Finviz, institutional data sourced from Reuters.

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The list has been sorted by change in institutional ownership over the last three months.

1. Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:UEC): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $307.27M. SMA50 at $3.26 vs. SMA200 at $3.04 (current price at $4.45). Institutional investors currently own 27,965,799 shares vs. 24,386,451 shares held three months ago (+14.68% change). Short float at 9.89%, which implies a short ratio of 10.41 days. The stock has gained 61.23% over the last year.

2. KIT digital, Inc. (OTC:KITD): Entertainment Industry. Market cap of $325.45M. SMA50 at $11.33 vs. SMA200 at $11.02 (current price at $14.01). Institutional investors currently own 15,144,445 shares vs. 13,733,238 shares held three months ago (+10.28% change). Short float at 28.82%, which implies a short ratio of 19.37 days. The stock has gained 48.88% over the last year.

3. Western Refining Inc. (NYSE:WNR): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $616.63M. SMA50 at $5.45 vs. SMA200 at $5.1 (current price at $6.93). Institutional investors currently own 38,256,812 shares vs. 34,966,175 shares held three months ago (+9.41% change). Short float at 22.52%, which implies a short ratio of 7.3 days. The stock has gained 23.75% over the last year.

4. Renasant Corp. (NASDAQ:RNST): Regional Bank. Market cap of $419.42M. SMA50 at $15.05 vs. SMA200 at $14.95 (current price at $16.75). Institutional investors currently own 9,047,808 shares vs. 8,323,183 shares held three months ago (+8.71% change). Short float at 8.16%, which implies a short ratio of 28.35 days. The stock has gained 25.66% over the last year.

5. Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE): Food Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $359.41M. SMA50 at $30.39 vs. SMA200 at $29.93 (current price at $33.31). Institutional investors currently own 10,746,959 shares vs. 10,221,832 shares held three months ago (+5.14% change). Short float at 9.43%, which implies a short ratio of 14.78 days. The stock has gained 19.18% over the last year.

6. KT Corp. (NYSE:KT): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $10.38B. SMA50 at $20.16 vs. SMA200 at $20.01 (current price at $21.34). Institutional investors currently own 90,903,010 shares vs. 87,242,895 shares held three months ago (+4.2% change). Short float at 0.35%, which implies a short ratio of 1.8 days. The stock has gained 28.86% over the last year.

7. Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY): Auto Parts Stores Industry. Market cap of $629.88M. SMA50 at $10.35 vs. SMA200 at $10.12 (current price at $12.). Institutional investors currently own 43,877,406 shares vs. 42,389,731 shares held three months ago (+3.51% change). Short float at 7.56%, which implies a short ratio of 10.05 days. The stock has gained 36.21% over the last year.

8. Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI): Nonmetallic Mineral Mining Industry. Market cap of $2.49B. SMA50 at $27.28 vs. SMA200 at $26.01 (current price at $33.2). Institutional investors currently own 48,535,303 shares vs. 46,959,409 shares held three months ago (+3.36% change). Short float at 25.17%, which implies a short ratio of 7.78 days. The stock has gained 25.38% over the last year.

9. Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE:GPI): Auto Dealerships Industry. Market cap of $862.29M. SMA50 at $29.7 vs. SMA200 at $29.21 (current price at $36.17). Institutional investors currently own 28,191,210 shares vs. 27,340,069 shares held three months ago (+3.11% change). Short float at 22.5%, which implies a short ratio of 12.19 days. The stock has gained 37.22% over the last year.

10. Rosetta Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROSE): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $1.27B. SMA50 at $22.44 vs. SMA200 at $22.38 (current price at $24.12). Institutional investors currently own 50,260,693 shares vs. 49,059,121 shares held three months ago (+2.45% change). Short float at 6.11%, which implies a short ratio of 5.83 days. The stock has gained 84.83% over the last year.

11. National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE:NFP): Insurance Brokers Industry. Market cap of $541.95M. SMA50 at $12.65 vs. SMA200 at $12.28 (current price at $12.71). Institutional investors currently own 39,889,549 shares vs. 39,006,337 shares held three months ago (+2.26% change). Short float at 11.19%, which implies a short ratio of 10.1 days. The stock has gained 60.28% over the last year.

12. Lihua International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIWA): Copper Industry. Market cap of $316.46M. SMA50 at $8.81 vs. SMA200 at $8.66 (current price at $10.86). Institutional investors currently own 7,732,094 shares vs. 7,565,883 shares held three months ago (+2.2% change). Short float at 7.01%, which implies a short ratio of 6.59 days. The stock has gained 62.09% over the last year.

13. ProLogis (NYSE:PLD): REIT. Market cap of $7.62B. SMA50 at $11.92 vs. SMA200 at $11.83 (current price at $13.68). Institutional investors currently own 484,198,742 shares vs. 473,985,776 shares held three months ago (+2.15% change). Short float at 6.12%, which implies a short ratio of 3.64 days. The stock has gained 22.36% over the last year.

14. Sonic Solutions (SNIC): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $359.32M. SMA50 at $9.93 vs. SMA200 at $9.63 (current price at $11.67). Institutional investors currently own 36,747,224 shares vs. 36,009,703 shares held three months ago (+2.05% change). Short float at 45.06%, which implies a short ratio of 19.93 days. The stock has gained 90.38% over the last year.

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Source: 14 Stocks Reaching an Inflection Point on Institutional Buying