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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 the change in institutional ownership over the last three months.

1. YPF S.A. (YPF): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $16.61B. SMA50 at $39.12 vs. SMA200 at $39.09 (current price at $42.23). Institutional investors currently own 185,202 shares vs. 60,982 shares held three months ago (203.7% change). Short float at 0.46%, which implies a short ratio of 0.15 days. The stock has gained 13.07% over the last year.

2. First Commonwealth Financial Corp. (FCF): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $718.09M. SMA50 at $5.94 vs. SMA200 at $5.81 (current price at $6.85). Institutional investors currently own 60,243,235 shares vs. 39,304,588 shares held three months ago (53.27% change). Short float at 5.95%, which implies a short ratio of 12.75 days. The stock has gained 54.28% over the last year.

3. Global Crossing Ltd. (GLBC): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $854.58M. SMA50 at $13.45 vs. SMA200 at $13.34 (current price at $14.13). Institutional investors currently own 74,321,474 shares vs. 57,312,001 shares held three months ago (29.68% change). Short float at 2.32%, which implies a short ratio of 14.35 days. The stock has gained 17.36% over the last year.

4. Terra Nova Royalty Corporation (TTT): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $322.53M. SMA50 at $7.92 vs. SMA200 at $7.82 (current price at $8.51). Institutional investors currently own 9,385,811 shares vs. 8,120,147 shares held three months ago (15.59% change). Short float at 0.72%, which implies a short ratio of 0.86 days. The stock has lost -7.3% over the last year.

5. Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste SA de CV (ASR): Air Services Industry. Market cap of $1.62B. SMA50 at $49.64 vs. SMA200 at $49.44 (current price at $54.12). Institutional investors currently own 14,709,022 shares vs. 12,731,915 shares held three months ago (15.53% change). Short float at 2.09%, which implies a short ratio of 3.31 days. The stock has gained 6.33% over the last year.

6. BioTime, Inc. Common Stock (BTX): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $382.7M. SMA50 at $6.34 vs. SMA200 at $6.09 (current price at $8.04). Institutional investors currently own 32,425,311 shares vs. 28,195,912 shares held three months ago (15.0% change). Short float at 8.31%, which implies a short ratio of 17.1 days. The stock has gained 94.67% over the last year.

7. National Penn Bancshares Inc. (NPBC): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $1.01B. SMA50 at $6.74 vs. SMA200 at $6.72 (current price at $7.4). Institutional investors currently own 97,675,907 shares vs. 85,305,171 shares held three months ago (14.5% change). Short float at 6.68%, which implies a short ratio of 15.3 days. The stock has gained 43.13% over the last year.

8. PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $829.7M. SMA50 at $5.52 vs. SMA200 at $5.47 (current price at $5.94). Institutional investors currently own 109,874,563 shares vs. 96,556,654 shares held three months ago (13.79% change). Short float at 6.23%, which implies a short ratio of 4.06 days. The stock has gained 7.61% over the last year.

9. First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. (FR): REIT Industry. Market cap of $528.65M. SMA50 at $6.55 vs. SMA200 at $6.2 (current price at $8.29). Institutional investors currently own 43,918,859 shares vs. 38,786,890 shares held three months ago (13.23% change). Short float at 18.74%, which implies a short ratio of 9.93 days. The stock has gained 85.87% over the last year.

10. Hi Tech Pharmacal Co. Inc. (HITK): Drugs Industry. Market cap of $315.25M. SMA50 at $22.24 vs. SMA200 at $21.86 (current price at $25.06). Institutional investors currently own 7,513,164 shares vs. 6,691,161 shares held three months ago (12.28% change). Short float at 12.62%, which implies a short ratio of 12.93 days. The stock has gained 10.74% over the last year.

11. Advance America, Cash Advance Centers Inc. (AEA): Credit Services Industry. Market cap of $321.94M. SMA50 at $4.86 vs. SMA200 at $4.68 (current price at $5.18). Institutional investors currently own 47,762,102 shares vs. 43,490,906 shares held three months ago (9.82% change). Short float at 2.9%, which implies a short ratio of 4.98 days. The stock has lost -12.79% over the last year.

12. IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (IPCM): Specialized Health Services Industry. Market cap of $575.12M. SMA50 at $30.72 vs. SMA200 at $29.27 (current price at $35.37). Institutional investors currently own 17,361,570 shares vs. 16,063,967 shares held three months ago (8.08% change). Short float at 9.38%, which implies a short ratio of 13.15 days. The stock has gained 9.17% over the last year.

13. NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (NETL): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $2.13B. SMA50 at $29.05 vs. SMA200 at $28.71 (current price at $33.4). Institutional investors currently own 68,860,665 shares vs. 63,990,299 shares held three months ago (7.61% change). Short float at 27.83%, which implies a short ratio of 8.66 days. The stock has gained 52.23% over the last year.

14. Con-way Inc. (CNW): Trucking Industry. Market cap of $2.B. SMA50 at $32.59 vs. SMA200 at $32.57 (current price at $36.5). Institutional investors currently own 59,790,904 shares vs. 56,324,019 shares held three months ago (6.16% change). Short float at 7.61%, which implies a short ratio of 5.04 days. The stock has gained 12.62% over the last year.

15. SFN Group, Inc. (SFN): Staffing & Outsourcing Services Industry. Market cap of $516.83M. SMA50 at $7.76 vs. SMA200 at $7.38 (current price at $9.77). Institutional investors currently own 49,825,845 shares vs. 46,943,898 shares held three months ago (6.14% change). Short float at 3.56%, which implies a short ratio of 4.89 days. The stock has gained 58.6% over the last year.

16. Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL): Printed Circuit Boards Industry. Market cap of $3.71B. SMA50 at $14.72 vs. SMA200 at $14.36 (current price at $17.05). Institutional investors currently own 187,951,755 shares vs. 178,272,808 shares held three months ago (5.43% change). Short float at 3.14%, which implies a short ratio of 1.47 days. The stock has gained 31.25% over the last year.

17. S1 Corporation (SONE): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $353.71M. SMA50 at $5.89 vs. SMA200 at $5.87 (current price at $6.65). Institutional investors currently own 48,392,280 shares vs. 46,215,299 shares held three months ago (4.71% change). Short float at 2.68%, which implies a short ratio of 5.92 days. The stock has gained 2.15% over the last year.

18. FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. (FCH): REIT. Market cap of $651.21M. SMA50 at $5.77 vs. SMA200 at $5.74 (current price at $6.71). Institutional investors currently own 71,088,779 shares vs. 68,552,132 shares held three months ago (3.7% change). Short float at 3.12%, which implies a short ratio of 3.03 days. The stock has gained 82.34% over the last year.

19. The Dolan Company (DM): Publishing Industry. Market cap of $442.4M. SMA50 at $11.70 vs. SMA200 at $11.21 (current price at $14.5). Institutional investors currently own 25,719,933 shares vs. 24,873,533 shares held three months ago (3.4% change). Short float at 5.27%, which implies a short ratio of 5.85 days. The stock has gained 32.06% over the last year.

20. Lakeland Financial Corp. (LKFN): Regional Bank. Market cap of $345.02M. SMA50 at $19.73 vs. SMA200 at $19.56 (current price at $21.39). Institutional investors currently own 9,357,649 shares vs. 9,059,983 shares held three months ago (3.29% change). Short float at 2.49%, which implies a short ratio of 8.66 days. The stock has gained 25.16% over the last year.

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