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The following is a list of tech 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 tech stocks. We narrowed down the list by minimizing the difference between each stock's 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

All data sourced from Finviz.

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The list has been sorted by the difference between the SMA50 and the SMA200.

1. UTStarcom, Inc. (UTSI): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $325.49M. SMA50 at $2.22 vs. SMA200 at $2.22 (current price at $2.16). Short float at 7.36%, which implies a short ratio of 14.93 days. The stock has gained 23.43% over the last year.

2. NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (NETL): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $2.06B. SMA50 at $28.61 vs. SMA200 at $28.62 (current price at $32.06). Short float at 27.83%, which implies a short ratio of 8.59 days. The stock has gained 51.86% over the last year.

3. Intermec, Inc. (IN): Computer Peripherals Industry. Market cap of $697.39M. SMA50 at $12.06 vs. SMA200 at $12.06 (current price at $11.73). Short float at 2.94%, which implies a short ratio of 7.95 days. The stock has lost -5.15% over the last year.

4. Dell Inc. (DELL): Personal Computers Industry. Market cap of $26.08B. SMA50 at $13.81 vs. SMA200 at $13.83 (current price at $13.41). Short float at 2.42%, which implies a short ratio of 1.75 days. The stock has lost -3.11% over the last year.

5. Sprint Nextel Corp. (S): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $11.26B. SMA50 at $4.29 vs. SMA200 at $4.26 (current price at $3.97). Short float at 4.39%, which implies a short ratio of 2.92 days. The stock has lost -0.26% over the last year.

6. NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NTLS): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $721.34M. SMA50 at $17.32 vs. SMA200 at $17.29 (current price at $17.32). Short float at 1.48%, which implies a short ratio of 3.98 days. The stock has gained 9.22% over the last year.

7. TW Telecom Inc. (TWTC): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $2.55B. SMA50 at $17.71 vs. SMA200 at $17.74 (current price at $16.69). Short float at 4.68%, which implies a short ratio of 8.01 days. The stock has gained 14.49% over the last year.

8. CIENA Corp. (CIEN): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $1.44B. SMA50 at $14.72 vs. SMA200 at $14.76 (current price at $15.68). Short float at 29.01%, which implies a short ratio of 4.71 days. The stock has gained 25% over the last year.

9. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTE): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $790.65M. SMA50 at $2.87 vs. SMA200 at $2.91 (current price at $2.51). Short float at 0.51%, which implies a short ratio of 8.81 days. The stock has lost -25.07% over the last year.

10. Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $656.84M. SMA50 at $8.83 vs. SMA200 at $8.86 (current price at $9.37). Short float at 13.65%, which implies a short ratio of 19.18 days. The stock has gained 12.38% over the last year.

11. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (TSEM): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $331.16M. SMA50 at $1.44 vs. SMA200 at $1.48 (current price at $1.42). Short float at 0.91%, which implies a short ratio of 2.71 days. The stock has gained 39.22% over the last year.

12. STMicroelectronics NV (STM): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $8.07B. SMA50 at $8.27 vs. SMA200 at $8.31 (current price at $9.12). Short float at 0.95%, which implies a short ratio of 3.91 days. The stock has gained 12.55% over the last year.

13. Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (ATNI): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $526.3M. SMA50 at $44.61 vs. SMA200 at $44.65 (current price at $34.42). Short float at 4.73%, which implies a short ratio of 5.22 days. The stock has lost -28.2% over the last year.

14. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $13.14B. SMA50 at $18.46 vs. SMA200 at $18.41 (current price at $20.15). Short float at 3.06%, which implies a short ratio of 1.17 days. The stock has gained 26.01% over the last year.

15. S1 Corporation (SONE): Business Software and Services Industry. Market cap of $348.93M. SMA50 at $5.82 vs. SMA200 at $5.86 (current price at $6.6). Short float at 2.68%, which implies a short ratio of 5.87 days. The stock has gained 10.62% over the last year.

16. Global Crossing Ltd. (GLBC): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $830.39M. SMA50 at $13.38 vs. SMA200 at $13.34 (current price at $13.73). Short float at 2.32%, which implies a short ratio of 14.21 days. The stock has gained 16.06% over the last year.

17. PAETEC Holding Corp. (PAET): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $548.34M. SMA50 at $4.09 vs. SMA200 at $4.14 (current price at $3.83). Short float at 2.65%, which implies a short ratio of 7.86 days. The stock has gained 0.53% over the last year.

18. ADPT Corp (OTC:ADPT): Computer Based Systems Industry. Market cap of $354.91M. SMA50 at $2.98 vs. SMA200 at $3.03 (current price at $2.95). Short float at 2.72%, which implies a short ratio of 8.11 days. The stock has lost -6.94% over the last year.

19. Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd. (SPIL): Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Industry. Market cap of $3.32B. SMA50 at $5.28 vs. SMA200 at $5.33 (current price at $5.4). Short float at 0.86%, which implies a short ratio of 3.44 days. The stock has lost -16.8% over the last year.

20. Cohu, Inc. (COHU): Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Industry. Market cap of $352.8M. SMA50 at $13.76 vs. SMA200 at $13.7 (current price at $14.9). Short float at 2.51%, which implies a short ratio of 7.96 days. The stock has gained 24.73% over the last year.

21. Globalstar Inc. (OTCQB:GSAT): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $437.87M. SMA50 at $1.64 vs. SMA200 at $1.58 (current price at $1.53). Short float at 4.69%, which implies a short ratio of 5.18 days. The stock has gained 86.59% over the last year.

22. LM Ericsson Telephone Co. (ERIC): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $34.6B. SMA50 at $10.74 vs. SMA200 at $10.68 (current price at $10.61). Short float at 0.88%, which implies a short ratio of 5.42 days. The stock has gained 9.31% over the last year.

23. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (MDRX): Healthcare Information Services Industry. Market cap of $3.35B. SMA50 at $18.46 vs. SMA200 at $18.4 (current price at $17.95). Short float at 1.68%, which implies a short ratio of 1.42 days. The stock has lost -8.35% over the last year.

24. MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $1.08B. SMA50 at $19.88 vs. SMA200 at $19.81 (current price at $21.19). Short float at 3.36%, which implies a short ratio of 5.38 days. The stock has gained 36.12% over the last year.

25. EPIQ Systems, Inc. (EPIQ): Business Software and Services Industry. Market cap of $480.04M. SMA50 at $12.18 vs. SMA200 at $12.26 (current price at $13.2). Short float at 3.32%, which implies a short ratio of 7.25 days. The stock has gained 1.79% over the last year.

26. Novell Inc. (NOVL): Security Software and Services Industry. Market cap of $2.09B. SMA50 at $5.93 vs. SMA200 at $5.85 (current price at $5.95). Short float at 1.31%, which implies a short ratio of 0.54 days. The stock has gained 52.43% over the last year.

27. Flextronics International Ltd. (FLEX): Printed Circuit Boards Industry. Market cap of $5.65B. SMA50 at $6.55 vs. SMA200 at $6.64 (current price at $7.41). Short float at 1.86%, which implies a short ratio of 2.29 days. The stock has lost -0.14% over the last year.

28. Emulex Corp. (ELX): Computer Peripherals Industry. Market cap of $1.01B. SMA50 at $10.96 vs. SMA200 at $11.05 (current price at $11.75). Short float at 5.5%, which implies a short ratio of 3.31 days. The stock has gained 19.65% over the last year.

29. Deltek, Inc (PROJ): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $461.23M. SMA50 at $7.76 vs. SMA200 at $7.88 (current price at $7.22). Short float at 2.54%, which implies a short ratio of 7.08 days. The stock has lost -11.35% over the last year.

30. Perficient Inc. (PRFT): Business Software and Services Industry. Market cap of $346.83M. SMA50 at $10.41 vs. SMA200 at $10.28 (current price at $11.55). Short float at 2.11%, which implies a short ratio of 5.65 days. The stock has gained 38.76% over the last year.

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Source: 30 Tech Stocks Approaching an Inflection Point