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The following is a list of stocks in a downtrend, i.e. trading below the 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages. In addition, all of these stocks have seen significant institutional selling over the last three months.

If you're a contrarian, this excessive pessimism might raise a flag. Full details below.

Moving average and short float data sourced from Finviz, institutional data sourced from Reuters.

1. Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $1.45B. The stock is currently -4.81% below its 20-day MA, -8.87% below its 50-day MA, and -4.38% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 6,367,740 vs. 7,443,840 shares held three months ago (-14.46% change). Short float at 6.59%, which implies a short ratio of 2.83 days. The stock has lost -14.84% over the last year.

2. Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ:SNDA):
Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $2.47B. The stock is currently -0.27% below its 20-day MA, -1.67% below its 50-day MA, and -4.48% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 17,622,446 vs. 20,273,265 shares held three months ago (-13.08% change). Short float at 3.55%, which implies a short ratio of 8.63 days. The stock has lost -24.74% over the last year.

3. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (NYSE:SMI):
Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits Industry. Market cap of $1.92B. The stock is currently -1.02% below its 20-day MA, -4.19% below its 50-day MA, and -10.63% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 39,595,647 vs. 45,052,287 shares held three months ago (-12.11% change). Short float at 0.12%, which implies a short ratio of 1.33 days. The stock has gained 26.1% over the last year.

4. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ:CETV):
Broadcasting - TV Industry. Market cap of $1.25B. The stock is currently -3.44% below its 20-day MA, -13.90% below its 50-day MA, and -21.65% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 19,537,831 vs. 21,786,374 shares held three months ago (-10.32% change). Short float at 5.67%, which implies a short ratio of 8.63 days. The stock has lost -22.01% over the last year.

5. Fibria Celulose SA (NYSE:FBR):
Paper & Paper Products Industry. Market cap of $11.B. The stock is currently -5.24% below its 20-day MA, -9.20% below its 50-day MA, and -12.05% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 54,109,376 vs. 60,222,607 shares held three months ago (-10.15% change). Short float at 0.76%, which implies a short ratio of 1.85 days. The stock has lost -23.22% over the last year.

6. Brasil Telecom S.A. (BTM):
Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $3.93B. The stock is currently -5.67% below its 20-day MA, -7.76% below its 50-day MA, and -.69% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 23,812,169 vs. 26,059,774 shares held three months ago (-8.62% change). Short float at 0.44%, which implies a short ratio of 1.18 days. The stock has lost -34.06% over the last year.

7. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ): Diversified Computer Systems Industry. Market cap of $95.15B. The stock is currently -1.24% below its 20-day MA, -1.33% below its 50-day MA, and -7.49% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 1,660,156,493 vs. 1,815,233,391 shares held three months ago (-8.54% change). Short float at 0.86%, which implies a short ratio of 0.92 days. The stock has lost -16.41% over the last year.

8. Systemax Inc. (NYSE:SYX): Technical & System Software Industry. Market cap of $460.7M. The stock is currently -3.18% below its 20-day MA, -3.99% below its 50-day MA, and -22.93% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 8,478,743 vs. 9,205,205 shares held three months ago (-7.89% change). Short float at 5.63%, which implies a short ratio of 13 days. The stock has lost -19.85% over the last year.

9. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB):
Asset Management Industry. Market cap of $2.31B. The stock is currently -3.29% below its 20-day MA, -8.16% below its 50-day MA, and -15.91% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 36,735,116 vs. 39,467,771 shares held three months ago (-6.92% change). Short float at 0.51%, which implies a short ratio of 1.29 days. The stock has lost -11.5% over the last year.

10. FormFactor Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM): Semiconductor - Broad Line Industry. Market cap of $454.95M. The stock is currently -6.22% below its 20-day MA, -5.06% below its 50-day MA, and -23.20% below its 200-day MA. Institutional investors currently own 47,189,674 vs. 50,246,490 shares held three months ago (-6.08% change). Short float at 7.6%, which implies a short ratio of 7.21 days. The stock has lost -56.25% over the last year.

Source: 10 Downtrend Stocks Seeing Institutional Selling