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The following is a list of stocks in rally mode, i.e. trading above the 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving average. All of these companies have efficient management teams, as defined by the Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) and Return on Equity (ROE) ratios.

This list might be an interesting starting point for momentum investors looking for quality companies. Full details below.

Moving average data sourced from Finviz, management efficiency data sourced from Reuters.



The list has been sorted alphabetically.

1. Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $3.51B. The stock is currently 3.76% above its 20-day SMA, 21.35% above its 50-day SMA, and 68.73% above its 200-day SMA. 5-year average ROA at 11.35% vs. industry average at 5.96%. 5-year average ROI at 13.47% vs. industry average at 8.88%. 5-year average ROE at 13.58% vs. industry average at 10.05%. Short float at 5.66%, which implies a short ratio of 2 days. The stock has gained 401.82% over the last year.

2. Buckeye Technologies Inc. (NYSE:BKI): Paper & Paper Products Industry. Market cap of $863.65M. The stock is currently 4.9% above its 20-day SMA, 16.18% above its 50-day SMA, and 53.91% above its 200-day SMA. 5-year average ROA at 2.79% vs. industry average at 1.81%. 5-year average ROI at 3.1% vs. industry average at 2.58%. 5-year average ROE at 7.39% vs. industry average at 4.97%. Short float at 3.51%, which implies a short ratio of 3.53 days. The stock has gained 124.08% over the last year.

3. Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI): Diversified Machinery Industry. Market cap of $21.72B. The stock is currently 4.21% above its 20-day SMA, 12.31% above its 50-day SMA, and 38.03% above its 200-day SMA. 5-year average ROA at 8.86% vs. industry average at 5.4%. 5-year average ROI at 13.61% vs. industry average at 9.23%. 5-year average ROE at 22.93% vs. industry average at 14.28%. Short float at 2.71%, which implies a short ratio of 2.45 days. The stock has gained 133.76% over the last year.

4. Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NYSE:DECK): Apparel Footwear & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $3.27B. The stock is currently 4.84% above its 20-day SMA, 25.28% above its 50-day SMA, and 61.18% above its 200-day SMA. 5-year average ROA at 18.77% vs. industry average at 7.77%. 5-year average ROI at 22.84% vs. industry average at 11.84%. 5-year average ROE at 23.04% vs. industry average at 14.55%. Short float at 12.38%, which implies a short ratio of 2.76 days. The stock has gained 160.53% over the last year.

5. IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.51B. The stock is currently 3.31% above its 20-day SMA, 19.12% above its 50-day SMA, and 56.57% above its 200-day SMA. 5-year average ROA at 10.1% vs. industry average at 4.57%. 5-year average ROI at 12.31% vs. industry average at 6.28%. 5-year average ROE at 13.3% vs. industry average at 4.96%. Short float at 3.91%, which implies a short ratio of 4.68 days. The stock has gained 87.59% over the last year.

6. Loral Space & Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:LORL): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $2.32B. The stock is currently 2.15% above its 20-day SMA, 14.8% above its 50-day SMA, and 53.72% above its 200-day SMA. 5-year average ROA at 12.72% vs. industry average at 5.96%. 5-year average ROI at 18.51% vs. industry average at 8.88%. 5-year average ROE at 26.7% vs. industry average at 10.05%. Short float at 1.94%, which implies a short ratio of 4.41 days. The stock has gained 127.18% over the last year.

7. Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (QCOR):
Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $948.09M. The stock is currently 3.06% above its 20-day SMA, 15.02% above its 50-day SMA, and 45.32% above its 200-day SMA. 5-year average ROA at 34.19% vs. industry average at 9.8%. 5-year average ROI at 45.63% vs. industry average at 12.66%. 5-year average ROE at 48.3% vs. industry average at 16.3%. Short float at 14.13%, which implies a short ratio of 10.01 days. The stock has gained 199.02% over the last year.

8. Boston Beer Co. Inc. (NYSE:SAM): Brewers Industry. Market cap of $1.31B. The stock is currently 10.45% above its 20-day SMA, 20.41% above its 50-day SMA, and 43.69% above its 200-day SMA. 5-year average ROA at 10.89% vs. industry average at 3.57%. 5-year average ROI at 15.16% vs. industry average at 5.18%. 5-year average ROE at 16.07% vs. industry average at 8.33%. Short float at 8.58%, which implies a short ratio of 9.51 days. The stock has gained 108.63% over the last year.

9. WESCO International Inc. (NYSE:WCC): Industrial Equipment Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $2.26B. The stock is currently 4.73% above its 20-day SMA, 13.36% above its 50-day SMA, and 36.% above its 200-day SMA. 5-year average ROA at 7.2% vs. industry average at 4.57%. 5-year average ROI at 12% vs. industry average at 6.28%. 5-year average ROE at 26.19% vs. industry average at 4.96%. Short float at 20.59%, which implies a short ratio of 13.6 days. The stock has gained 90.85% 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.

Source: Nine Rallying Stocks With Efficient Management Teams