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The following is a list of high growth stocks, as defined by past sales growth and projected EPS growth. All of these stocks have seen significant institutional outflows over the last three months.

To create the list we started with a universe of over 130 stocks with the following characteristics:

  • Market cap > $300M
  • Sales growth over last 5 years > 20%
  • Projected EPS growth over next five years > 20%

We then looked at institutional flows and ranked these stocks according to the highest percentage decrease in institutional ownership over the past three months.

The smart money seems to think these stocks are heading lower--what do you think? Full details below.

Short float, past sales data and EPS growth projections sourced from Finviz. Institutional trading data sourced from Reuters.

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 by the change in institutional ownership over the last three months.

1. Compagnie G (CGV): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $4.54B. EPS growth projected at 49.4% over the next five years. Institutional investors currently own 5,460,340 shares vs. 7,388,771 shares held three months ago (-26.1% change). Short float at 0.19%, which implies a short ratio of 3.7 days. The stock has gained 17.88% over the last year.

2. Netflix, Inc. (NFLX): Music & Video Stores Industry. Market cap of $9.75B. EPS growth projected at 27.99% over the next five years. Institutional investors currently own 44,430,660 shares vs. 47,689,015 shares held three months ago (-6.83% change). Short float at 20.26%, which implies a short ratio of 1.77 days. The stock has gained 250.65% over the last year.

3. Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $13.27B. EPS growth projected at 20.7% over the next five years. Institutional investors currently own 292,267,769 shares vs. 306,111,001 shares held three months ago (-4.52% change). Short float at 3.14%, which implies a short ratio of 2.3 days. The stock has lost -24.19% over the last year.

4. Jones Lang Lasalle Inc. (JLL): Property Management Industry. Market cap of $3.76B. EPS growth projected at 39.1% over the next five years. Institutional investors currently own 37,528,745 shares vs. 38,463,136 shares held three months ago (-2.43% change). Short float at 2.36%, which implies a short ratio of 2.42 days. The stock has gained 40.64% over the last year.

5. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID): Steel & Iron Industry. Market cap of $27.05B. EPS growth projected at 25% over the next five years. Institutional investors currently own 128,028,912 shares vs. 130,462,091 shares held three months ago (-1.87% change). Short float at 1.44%, which implies a short ratio of 2.3 days. The stock has gained 7.34% over the last year.

6. Ctrip.com International Ltd. (CTRP): Consumer Services Industry. Market cap of $6.28B. EPS growth projected at 31.36% over the next five years. Institutional investors currently own 129,395,383 shares vs. 130,785,734 shares held three months ago (-1.06% change). Short float at 5.63%, which implies a short ratio of 2.92 days. The stock has gained 30.23% over the last year.

Source: 6 High Growth Stocks Being Dumped by Smart Money