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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 improving analyst sentiment over the past three months.

Analyst ratings are presented on a linear scale, where 1 = "Strong Buy" and 5 = "Strong Sell". All of the stocks in our list have seen their ratings move closer to 1, i.e. improving analyst sentiment.

Although analysts still remain cautious on most of these names, the improving sentiment seems to suggest that they are becoming more optimistic on these names. What do you think?

Analyst ratings sourced from Reuters, sales and EPS data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for all the 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 analyst ratings.

1. Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (NYSE:AHT): REIT. Market cap of $505.62M. Sales have grown by 53.59% over the past 5 years, EPS is projected to grow by 23.0% over the next 5 years. Analyst rating has changed from 3 to 2.2 over the last three months. Short float at 11.71%, which implies a short ratio of 11.34 days. The stock has gained 68.84% over the last year.

2. Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ:ELGX): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $346.01M. Sales have grown by 65.43% over the past 5 years, EPS is projected to grow by 27.0% over the next 5 years. Analyst rating has changed from 2.25 to 1.83 over the last three months. Short float at 2.78%, which implies a short ratio of 5.57 days. The stock has gained 25.4% over the last year.

3. priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:PCLN): General Entertainment Industry. Market cap of $21.32B. Sales have grown by 20.66% over the past 5 years, EPS is projected to grow by 23.76% over the next 5 years. Analyst rating has changed from 2 to 1.65 over the last three months. Short float at 6.26%, which implies a short ratio of 2.85 days. The stock has gained 102.63% over the last year.

4. Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOLD): Gold Industry. Market cap of $7.42B. Sales have grown by 42.63% over the past 5 years, EPS is projected to grow by 61.9% over the next 5 years. Analyst rating has changed from 2.33 to 2 over the last three months. Short float at 0.77%, which implies a short ratio of 0.84 days. The stock has lost -1.73% over the last year.

5. VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $866.51M. Sales have grown by 20.62% over the past 5 years, EPS is projected to grow by 53.5% over the next 5 years. Analyst rating has changed from 2.93 to 2.53 over the last three months. Short float at 17.63%, which implies a short ratio of 4.66 days. The stock has gained 8.43% over the last year.

6. comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $744.03M. Sales have grown by 29.63% over the past 5 years, EPS is projected to grow by 38.16% over the next 5 years. Analyst rating has changed from 1.6 to 1.4 over the last three months. Short float at 4.64%, which implies a short ratio of 7.55 days. The stock has gained 39.71% over the last year.

7. Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ:MPEL): Resorts & Casinos Industry. Market cap of $3.95B. Sales have grown by 178.42% over the past 5 years, EPS is projected to grow by 50.1% over the next 5 years. Analyst rating has changed from 2.47 to 2.19 over the last three months. Short float at 2.07%, which implies a short ratio of 1.25 days. The stock has gained 101.9% over the last year.

8. Harbin Electric, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRBN): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $613.13M. Sales have grown by 115.0% over the past 5 years, EPS is projected to grow by 23.33% over the next 5 years. Analyst rating has changed from 1.67 to 1.5 over the last three months. Short float at 25.58%, which implies a short ratio of 7.46 days. The stock has lost -12.25% over the last year.

9. Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ONXX): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $2.24B. Sales have grown by 246.96% over the past 5 years, EPS is projected to grow by 31.15% over the next 5 years. Analyst rating has changed from 2 to 1.8 over the last three months. Short float at 7.15%, which implies a short ratio of 4.98 days. The stock has gained 18.59% 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: 9 High Growth Stocks With Improving Analyst Sentiment