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The following is a list of stocks that have lagged the rest of the market over the last quarter. All of these stocks have a track record of profitability, registering positive earnings and sales growth over the past five years.

In addition, all of these stocks have positive earnings growth projected for the next 5 years.

Is this a list of falling knives, or are there some hidden gems? What do you think? Full details below.

All data sourced from Finviz.

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The list has been sorted by performance over the last quarter.

1. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW): Basic Materials Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $420.15M. The stock has lost -42.76% over the last quarter. EPS has grown by 7.35% over the past 5 years, with EPS growth projected at 17.5% over the next 5 years. Sales have grown by 56.52% over the past 5 years. Short float at 10.18%, which implies a short ratio of 3.84 days. The stock has lost -67.07% over the last year.

2. Newpark Resources Inc. (NYSE:NR): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $547.22M. The stock has lost -32.4% over the last quarter. EPS has grown by 6.14% over the past 5 years, with EPS growth projected at 11.00% over the next 5 years. Sales have grown by 4.01% over the past 5 years. Short float at 8.04%, which implies a short ratio of 3.83 days. The stock has gained 128.3% over the last year.

3. Dean Foods Co. (NYSE:DF): Dairy Products Industry. Market cap of $1.33B. The stock has lost -30.35% over the last quarter. EPS has grown by 1.49% over the past 5 years, with EPS growth projected at 12.5% over the next 5 years. Sales have grown by 2.79% over the past 5 years. Short float at 4.85%, which implies a short ratio of 1.64 days. The stock has lost -54.39% over the last year.

4. Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNI): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $526.3M. The stock has lost -21.87% over the last quarter. EPS has grown by 18.56% over the past 5 years, with EPS growth projected at 3.0% over the next 5 years. Sales have grown by 22.07% over the past 5 years. Short float at 4.73%, which implies a short ratio of 5.32 days. The stock has lost -28.2% over the last year.

5. Thoratec Corp. (NASDAQ:THOR): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $1.52B. The stock has lost -21.24% over the last quarter. EPS has grown by 49.01% over the past 5 years, with EPS growth projected at 25.64% over the next 5 years. Sales have grown by 16.76% over the past 5 years. Short float at 10.49%, which implies a short ratio of 4.4 days. The stock has lost -15.13% over the last year.

6. Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $5.09B. The stock has lost -20.6% over the last quarter. EPS has grown by 10.08% over the past 5 years, with EPS growth projected at 11.56% over the next 5 years. Sales have grown by 16.95% over the past 5 years. Short float at 7.47%, which implies a short ratio of 2.3 days. The stock has lost -38.27% over the last year.

7. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA): Foreign Regional Bank. Market cap of $37.97B. The stock has lost -19.54% over the last quarter. EPS has grown by 4.17% over the past 5 years, with EPS growth projected at 7.% over the next 5 years. Sales have grown by 14.39% over the past 5 years. Short float at 0.24%, which implies a short ratio of 4.08 days. The stock has lost -45.36% over the last year.

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