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The following is a list of stocks trading near 52-week lows. All of these stocks have seen significant institutional outflows over the last three months.

The smart money seems to think this is a list of falling knives--what do you think? Full analysis below.

Institutional data sourced from Reuters, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.



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

1. Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $1.44B. The stock is currently 10.7% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 6,367,740 shares vs. 7,443,840 shares held three months ago (-14.46% change). Short float at 6.59%, which implies a short ratio of 2.88 days. The stock has lost -8.67% over the last year.

2. Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ:SNDA): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $2.43B. The stock is currently 5.51% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 17,622,446 shares vs. 20,273,265 shares held three months ago (-13.08% change). Short float at 3.55%, which implies a short ratio of 8.57 days. The stock has lost -26.66% over the last year.

3. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $399.63M. The stock is currently 8.42% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 20,413,157 shares vs. 22,804,835 shares held three months ago (-10.49% change). Short float at 10.11%, which implies a short ratio of 11.56 days. The stock has lost -42.36% over the last year.

4. General Maritime Corp. (GMR): Shipping Industry. Market cap of $320.93M. The stock is currently -.83% below its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 43,508,727 shares vs. 46,955,594 shares held three months ago (-7.34% change). Short float at 7.84%, which implies a short ratio of 3.21 days. The stock has lost -47.83% over the last year.

5. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB): Asset Management Industry. Market cap of $2.42B. The stock is currently 4.01% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 36,735,116 shares vs. 39,467,771 shares held three months ago (-6.92% change). Short float at 0.51%, which implies a short ratio of 1.34 days. The stock has lost -3.42% over the last year.

6. Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC): REIT. Market cap of $2.02B. The stock is currently 7.69% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 61,655,748 shares vs. 65,571,280 shares held three months ago (-5.97% change). Short float at 6.53%, which implies a short ratio of 4.89 days. The stock has lost -0.26% over the last year.

7. Amdocs Ltd. (NASDAQ:DOX): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $5.59B. The stock is currently 7.41% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 167,785,617 shares vs. 176,252,499 shares held three months ago (-4.8% change). Short float at 1.02%, which implies a short ratio of 1.36 days. The stock has gained 1.48% over the last year.

8. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW): Basic Materials Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $419.67M. The stock is currently 7.57% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 30,915,219 shares vs. 32,258,694 shares held three months ago (-4.16% change). Short float at 6.83%, which implies a short ratio of 2.43 days. The stock has lost -66.01% over the last year.

9. Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $12.73B. The stock is currently 2.83% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 148,670,240 shares vs. 155,117,242 shares held three months ago (-4.16% change). Short float at 1.19%, which implies a short ratio of 1.26 days. The stock has lost -10.19% over the last year.

10. White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:WTM): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $2.64B. The stock is currently 8.64% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 6,134,510 shares vs. 6,381,876 shares held three months ago (-3.88% change). Short float at 0.66%, which implies a short ratio of 3.09 days. The stock has gained 0.22% over the last year.

11. Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH): CATV Systems Industry. Market cap of $8.33B. The stock is currently 6.58% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 183,956,368 shares vs. 191,021,912 shares held three months ago (-3.7% change). Short float at 4.45%, which implies a short ratio of 3.54 days. The stock has lost -12.48% over the last year.

12. Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:CEG): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $5.74B. The stock is currently 1.3% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 142,837,254 shares vs. 148,251,131 shares held three months ago (-3.65% change). Short float at 1.07%, which implies a short ratio of 0.85 days. The stock has lost -12.09% over the last year.

13. Revlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV): Personal Products Industry. Market cap of $536.52M. The stock is currently 4.89% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 8,290,569 shares vs. 8,567,850 shares held three months ago (-3.24% change). Short float at 3.71%, which implies a short ratio of 3.67 days. The stock has lost -43.96% over the last year.

14. Imperial Oil Ltd. (NYSEMKT:IMO): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $31.79B. The stock is currently 9.% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 153,524,717 shares vs. 158,640,012 shares held three months ago (-3.22% change). Short float at 0.64%, which implies a short ratio of 9.19 days. The stock has gained 2.15% over the last year.

15. General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $22.86B. The stock is currently 9.51% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 466,683,703 shares vs. 481,850,306 shares held three months ago (-3.15% change). Short float at 1.12%, which implies a short ratio of 1.6 days. The stock has gained 6.98% over the last year.

16. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO): Networking & Communication Devices Industry. Market cap of $109.19B. The stock is currently 3.39% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 4,036,659,350 shares vs. 4,164,514,960 shares held three months ago (-3.07% change). Short float at 0.73%, which implies a short ratio of 0.56 days. The stock has lost -17.71% over the last year.

17. Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE:RAD): Drug Stores Industry. Market cap of $811.1M. The stock is currently 6.63% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 281,848,101 shares vs. 289,240,922 shares held three months ago (-2.56% change). Short float at 3.62%, which implies a short ratio of 5.59 days. The stock has lost -30.53% over the last year.

18. Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ORA): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $1.29B. The stock is currently 9.39% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 16,897,676 shares vs. 17,241,977 shares held three months ago (-2.% change). Short float at 9.29%, which implies a short ratio of 13.39 days. The stock has lost -30.43% over the last year.

19. Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE:NAT): Shipping Industry. Market cap of $1.24B. The stock is currently 5.25% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 12,909,194 shares vs. 13,136,875 shares held three months ago (-1.73% change). Short float at 7.28%, which implies a short ratio of 6.83 days. The stock has lost -9.38% over the last year.

20. Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $371.53M. The stock is currently 2.94% above its 52-week low. Institutional investors currently own 37,089,597 shares vs. 37,721,185 shares held three months ago (-1.67% change). Short float at 0.33%, which implies a short ratio of 2.27 days. The stock has lost -20.45% over the last year.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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