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The following is a list of today's high volume gainers with conservative accounting practices, according to the forensic accounting ratings developed by Audit Integrity.

Audit Integrity was founded in 2002 to develop risk management tools based on a statistical analysis of corporate integrity. The Accounting and Governance Risk (AGR) rating is a forensic measure of the transparency and reliability of a corporation’s financial reporting and governance practices. The closer the score is to 100, the more conservative the company's accounting practices, according to Audit Integrity.

All the companies in this list have high AGR scores above 70, i.e. more conservative and transparent accounting practices than most other firms. In addition, all of these stocks have market caps below $300M.

For each stock, we'll list the Relative Volume indicator, which expresses today's trading volume as a multiple of the 3-month average volume.

This list might offer an interesting starting point to momentum investors looking for quality companies.

Relative Volume data sourced from Finviz, options data sourced from Schaeffer's.

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 AGR score. (Note: Data sourced shortly before market close)

1. Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE:LVLT): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $1.99B. Relative Volume at 2.04, with the stock gaining 6.3% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Conservative accounting practices, with an AGR score of 100. Short float at 9.11%, which implies a short ratio of 6.24 days. The stock has lost -22.73% over the last year.

2. DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $1.5B. Relative Volume at 1.98, with the stock gaining 3.98% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Conservative accounting practices, with an AGR score of 96. Short float at 27.51%, which implies a short ratio of 11.07 days. The stock has gained 32.98% over the last year.

3. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:WWE): General Entertainment Industry. Market cap of $1.04B. Relative Volume at 1.55, with the stock gaining 0.86% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Conservative accounting practices, with an AGR score of 95. Short float at 11.89%, which implies a short ratio of 12.6 days. The stock has lost -3.77% over the last year.

4. Knoll Inc. (NYSE:KNL): Business Equipment Industry. Market cap of $782.35M. Relative Volume at 2.59, with the stock gaining 1.68% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Conservative accounting practices, with an AGR score of 90. Short float at 4.24%, which implies a short ratio of 9.06 days. The stock has gained 55.99% over the last year.

5. James Hardie Industries SE (NYSE:JHX): Cement Industry. Market cap of $2.89B. Relative Volume at 2.56, with the stock gaining 0.18% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Conservative accounting practices, with an AGR score of 89. Short float at 0%, which implies a short ratio of 0.41 days. The stock has lost -16.65% over the last year.

6. Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ:BBOX): Networking & Communication Devices Industry. Market cap of $681.95M. Relative Volume at 2.87, with the stock gaining 1.32% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Conservative accounting practices, with an AGR score of 86. Short float at 2.57%, which implies a short ratio of 7.49 days. The stock has gained 38.27% over the last year.

7. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (NYSE:FDP): Farm Products Industry. Market cap of $1.47B. Relative Volume at 1.61, with the stock gaining 6.23% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Average accounting and governance risk, with an AGR score of 81. Short float at 8.19%, which implies a short ratio of 14.39 days. The stock has gained 10.03% over the last year.

8. Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:VSEA): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $2.91B. Relative Volume at 3.06, with the stock gaining 5.44% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Average accounting and governance risk, with an AGR score of 76. Short float at 2.5%, which implies a short ratio of 3.06 days. The stock has gained 11.34% over the last year.

9. Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE:EMN): Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $6.38B. Relative Volume at 2.3, with the stock gaining 4.13% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Average accounting and governance risk, with an AGR score of 75. Short float at 8.13%, which implies a short ratio of 6.14 days. The stock has gained 0% over the last year.

10. Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC): Steel & Iron Industry. Market cap of $2.51B. Relative Volume at 1.73, with the stock gaining 1.41% during the session. According to Audit Integrity, the company has Average accounting and governance risk, with an AGR score of 73. Short float at 2.67%, which implies a short ratio of 2.92 days. The stock has lost -6.31% over the last year.

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