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The following is a list of stocks that have seen significant losses over the last year. All of these stocks have seen improving analyst sentiment over the last three months.

To create the list, we started with a universe of underperforming stocks. We then narrowed down the list by only focusing on stocks that have seen improving analyst ratings over the last three months.

Analyst ratings are presented on a linear scale, where 1 = "Strong Buy" and 5 = "Strong Sell". All of the stocks in our list have seen their ratings move closer to 1, i.e. improving analyst sentiment.

Although analysts still remain cautious on most of these names, the improving sentiment seems to suggest that at least some of the bad news is being priced in by the market. How long before the negative factors are fully priced in? You decide.

Analyst ratings sourced from Reuters, short float data sourced from Finviz.

The list has been sorted by the change in analyst ratings over the last three months.

1. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTIC): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $325.67M. Current analyst rating at 2.0 versus 2.5 three months ago. Short float at 7.91%, which implies a short ratio of 23.21 days. The stock has lost -59.63% over the last year.

2. FormFactor Inc. (FORM): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $538.28M. Current analyst rating at 2.20 versus 2.33 three months ago. Short float at 7.62%, which implies a short ratio of 4.5 days. The stock has lost -37.41% over the last year.

3. EnergySolutions, Inc (ES): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $416.09M. Current analyst rating at 1.89 versus 2.0 three months ago. Short float at 10.9%, which implies a short ratio of 6.75 days. The stock has lost -45.91% over the last year.

4. Dean Foods Co. (DF): Dairy Products Industry. Market cap of $1.89B. Current analyst rating at 2.71 versus 2.86 three months ago. Short float at 2.09%, which implies a short ratio of 1 days. The stock has lost -37.63% over the last year.

5. Coldwater Creek Inc. (CWTR): Textile Industry. Market cap of $320.35M. Current analyst rating at 2.71 versus 2.86 three months ago. Short float at 6.95%, which implies a short ratio of 4.28 days. The stock has lost -43.67% over the last year.

6. Medivation, Inc. (MDVN): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $406.2M. Current analyst rating at 2.75 versus 2.89 three months ago. Short float at 11.57%, which implies a short ratio of 8.78 days. The stock has lost -58.48% over the last year.

7. Hercules Offshore, Inc. (HERO): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $312.2M. Current analyst rating at 2.89 versus 3 three months ago. Short float at 7.42%, which implies a short ratio of 3.19 days. The stock has lost -46.03% over the last year.

8. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AUXL): Drug Related Products Industry. Market cap of $1.B. Current analyst rating at 2.12 versus 2.19 three months ago. Short float at 24.65%, which implies a short ratio of 18.99 days. The stock has lost -37.63% over the last year.

9. SunPower Corporation (SPWRA): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.41B. Current analyst rating at 2.62 versus 2.64 three months ago. Short float at 12.98%, which implies a short ratio of 5.65 days. The stock has lost -45.9% over the last year.

10. BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $1.16B. Current analyst rating at 3.08 versus 3.09 three months ago. Short float at 10.03%, which implies a short ratio of 10.06 days. The stock has lost -33.76% over the last year.

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Source: 10 Underperforming Stocks With Improving Analyst Ratings