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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 companies have had sales and earnings growth in excess of 10% over the last five years.

If you're a contrarian investor, this excessive pessimism might raise a flag. We're not going to go into detailed analysis for each company--the goal here is to give you a starting point for your own analysis.

All data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.


The list has been sorted alphabetically.

1. American Medical Systems Holdings Inc. (AMMD): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $1.45B. The stock is currently -0.39% below its 20-day MA, -1.81% below its 50-day MA, and -6.76% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 24.47% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 11.17% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 19.99% over the last five years. Short float at 8.6%, which implies a short ratio of 8.65 days. The stock has lost -3.84% over the last year.

2. Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $2.12B. The stock is currently -1.84% below its 20-day MA, -3.69% below its 50-day MA, and -9.84% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 28.32% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 14.22% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 18.26% over the last five years. Short float at 8.86%, which implies a short ratio of 2.18 days. The stock has gained 4.88% over the last year.

3. Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $13.71B. The stock is currently -6.38% below its 20-day MA, -15.27% below its 50-day MA, and -11.73% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 10.67% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 11.33% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 12.62% over the last five years. Short float at 4.16%, which implies a short ratio of 1.92 days. The stock has lost -12.91% over the last year.

4. China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $376.97M. The stock is currently -1.83% below its 20-day MA, -7.93% below its 50-day MA, and -20.75% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 20.57% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 19.7% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 34.45% over the last five years. Short float at 15.71%, which implies a short ratio of 4.2 days. The stock has lost -33.33% over the last year.

5. Central European Distribution Corp. (CEDC): Wineries & Distillers Industry. Market cap of $1.64B. The stock is currently -4.02% below its 20-day MA, -5.45% below its 50-day MA, and -12.43% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 10.76% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 19.9% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 21.01% over the last five years. Short float at 2.93%, which implies a short ratio of 2.36 days. The stock has lost -19.7% over the last year.

6. Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $533.95M. The stock is currently -3.01% below its 20-day MA, -9.6% below its 50-day MA, and -13.03% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 44.76% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 20.6% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 130.56% over the last five years. Short float at 12.89%, which implies a short ratio of 2.74 days. The stock has lost -59.7% over the last year.

7. Ctrip.com International Ltd. (CTRP): Consumer Services Industry. Market cap of $5.67B. The stock is currently -1.78% below its 20-day MA, -9.05% below its 50-day MA, and -.39% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 34.64% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 31.36% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 42.78% over the last five years. Short float at 5.63%, which implies a short ratio of 3.05 days. The stock has gained 14.84% over the last year.

8. Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (FSYS): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $534.94M. The stock is currently -2.96% below its 20-day MA, -12.54% below its 50-day MA, and -6.27% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 60.1% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 15.% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 30.77% over the last five years. Short float at 28.33%, which implies a short ratio of 12.18 days. The stock has lost -26.38% over the last year.

9. Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $29.7B. The stock is currently -.78% below its 20-day MA, -3.39% below its 50-day MA, and -2.02% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 41.71% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 15.46% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 39.55% over the last five years. Short float at 2.33%, which implies a short ratio of 2.15 days. The stock has lost -15.46% over the last year.

10. Randgold Resources Ltd. (GOLD):
Gold Industry. Market cap of $7.42B. The stock is currently -6.45% below its 20-day MA, -11.53% below its 50-day MA, and -9.71% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 40.76% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 61.9% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 42.63% over the last five years. Short float at 0.77%, which implies a short ratio of 0.87 days. The stock has gained 3.36% over the last year.

11. Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. (HMIN): Lodging Industry. Market cap of $1.62B. The stock is currently -6.49% below its 20-day MA, -14.33% below its 50-day MA, and -5.56% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 73.75% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 24.53% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 93.12% over the last five years. Short float at 4.24%, which implies a short ratio of 2.9 days. The stock has gained 1.98% over the last year.

12. China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (LFC): Life Insurance Industry. Market cap of $116.26B. The stock is currently -1.2% below its 20-day MA, -5.51% below its 50-day MA, and -5.7% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 34.13% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 21.6% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 34.6% over the last five years. Short float at 0.25%, which implies a short ratio of 2.53 days. The stock has lost -13.92% over the last year.

13. Mastercard Incorporated (MA): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $28.9B. The stock is currently -6.31% below its 20-day MA, -8.24% below its 50-day MA, and -2.24% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 44.63% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 17.68% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 14.48% over the last five years. Short float at 1.72%, which implies a short ratio of 1.44 days. The stock has lost -14.01% over the last year.

14. Orion Marine Group, Inc (ORN): Heavy Construction Industry. Market cap of $316.34M. The stock is currently -13.48% below its 20-day MA, -13.05% below its 50-day MA, and -18.08% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 14.64% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 16.% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 17.59% over the last five years. Short float at 8.05%, which implies a short ratio of 6.81 days. The stock has lost -45.33% over the last year.

15. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM): Meat Products Industry. Market cap of $861.56M. The stock is currently -3.49% below its 20-day MA, -6.17% below its 50-day MA, and -17.55% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 11.58% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 12.% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 12.82% over the last five years. Short float at 8.04%, which implies a short ratio of 4.64 days. The stock has lost -7.14% over the last year.

16. SunPower Corporation (SPWRA): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.28B. The stock is currently -1.01% below its 20-day MA, -1.36% below its 50-day MA, and -5.56% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 25.39% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 24.92% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 168.69% over the last five years. Short float at 13.98%, which implies a short ratio of 7.1 days. The stock has lost -45.47% over the last year.

17. Visa, Inc. (V): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $59.02B. The stock is currently -3.96% below its 20-day MA, -6.94% below its 50-day MA, and -8.58% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 60.83% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 18.39% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 24.79% over the last five years. Short float at 3.28%, which implies a short ratio of 2.59 days. The stock has lost -19.46% over the last year.

18. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (YGE): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.5B. The stock is currently -1.72% below its 20-day MA, -7.48% below its 50-day MA, and -10.87% below its 200-day MA. EPS has grown by 15.22% over the past five years, and is projected to grow by 29.4% over the next five years. Sales have grown by 126.96% over the last five years. Short float at 51.18%, which implies a short ratio of 3.54 days. The stock has lost -38.65% 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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