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The following is a list of high growth stocks, based on the following screen:

  • Market cap > $300M
  • EPS growth projected above 20% for the next 5 years
  • Sales Growth > 15% over the last 5 years

In addition, all of these stocks have a large number of open put option positions relative to call option positions (i.e. bearish options market sentiment).

Options traders seem to think there's near-term downside in some of these growth stocks. What do you think?

EPS projections and sales growth data sourced from Finviz, options data sourced from Schaeffer's Research.

1. Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $7.97B. Sales have grown by 67.47% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 26.30%. Call open interest at 7,788 contracts vs. put open interest at 23,089 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 2.96 change). Short float at 7.97%, which implies a short ratio of 7.75 days. The stock has gained 133.9% over the last year.

2. Constant Contact, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTCT): Marketing Services Industry. Market cap of $877.89M. Sales have grown by 74.09% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 33.33%. Call open interest at 812 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,403 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 2.96 change). Short float at 38.37%, which implies a short ratio of 31.62 days. The stock has gained 97.26% over the last year.

3. Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $926.91M. Sales have grown by 225.68% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 26.25%. Call open interest at 4,758 contracts vs. put open interest at 11,172 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 2.35 change). Short float at 18.86%, which implies a short ratio of 17.17 days. The stock has gained 16.39% over the last year.

4. CTC Media, Inc (NASDAQ:CTCM): Broadcasting Industry. Market cap of $3.44B. Sales have grown by 26.61% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 69.70%. Call open interest at 1,075 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,442 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 2.27 change). Short float at 2.67%, which implies a short ratio of 4.52 days. The stock has gained 50.44% over the last year.

5. KIT digital, Inc. (OTC:KITD): Entertainment Industry. Market cap of $380.65M. Sales have grown by 64.40% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 31.13%. Call open interest at 555 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,041 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.88 change). Short float at 24.15%, which implies a short ratio of 18.31 days. The stock has gained 51.43% over the last year.

6. Taleo Corp. (NASDAQ:TLEO): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $1.15B. Sales have grown by 27.60% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 34.62%. Call open interest at 202 contracts vs. put open interest at 368 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.82 change). Short float at 4.48%, which implies a short ratio of 5.12 days. The stock has gained 35.33% over the last year.

7. Athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $1.4B. Sales have grown by 37.09% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 37.13%. Call open interest at 6,648 contracts vs. put open interest at 11,030 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.66 change). Short float at 22.56%, which implies a short ratio of 13.14 days. The stock has lost -5.64% over the last year.

8. SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE:SFSF): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $2.29B. Sales have grown by 71.83% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 27.50%. Call open interest at 43,004 contracts vs. put open interest at 69,436 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.61 change). Short float at 16.14%, which implies a short ratio of 10.54 days. The stock has gained 82.26% over the last year.

9. Western Refining Inc. (NYSE:WNR): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $780.57M. Sales have grown by 25.17% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 50.0%. Call open interest at 28,108 contracts vs. put open interest at 44,423 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.58 change). Short float at 17.4%, which implies a short ratio of 4.64 days. The stock has gained 89.7% over the last year.

10. Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $3.68B. Sales have grown by 54.65% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 30.38%. Call open interest at 12,890 contracts vs. put open interest at 20,321 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.58 change). Short float at 5.66%, which implies a short ratio of 2.02 days. The stock has gained 454.83% over the last year.

11. Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU): Textile Industry. Market cap of $5.2B. Sales have grown by 61.87% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 27.83%. Call open interest at 37,438 contracts vs. put open interest at 56,732 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.52 change). Short float at 18.52%, which implies a short ratio of 5.89 days. The stock has gained 168.07% over the last year.

12. Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVBD): Networking & Communication Devices Industry. Market cap of $5.27B. Sales have grown by 173.79% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 28.0%. Call open interest at 93,553 contracts vs. put open interest at 140,240 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.5 change). Short float at 8.68%, which implies a short ratio of 2.26 days. The stock has gained 230.2% over the last year.

13. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): Catalog & Mail Order Houses Industry. Market cap of $79.71B. Sales have grown by 28.77% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 28.28%. Call open interest at 147,505 contracts vs. put open interest at 215,357 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.46 change). Short float at 2.66%, which implies a short ratio of 1.49 days. The stock has gained 38.35% over the last year.

14. Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $7.47B. Sales have grown by 16.27% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 45.0%. Call open interest at 11,687 contracts vs. put open interest at 16,910 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.45 change). Short float at 3.93%, which implies a short ratio of 3.51 days. The stock has gained 72.91% over the last year.

15. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $7.37B. Sales have grown by 26.39% over the last five years, with EPS growth projected at 26.42%. Call open interest at 31,764 contracts vs. put open interest at 42,701 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 1.34 change). Short float at 10.85%, which implies a short ratio of 3.39 days. The stock has gained 166.93% over the last year.

Source: 15 High Growth Stocks With Bearish Options Sentiment