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The following is a list of large cap stocks, with market caps north of $10B. All of these companies have seen institutional selling over the last three months.

The smart money seems to think there's more downside to these names. What do you think? If you're a contrarian, these trends might raise a flag. Full details below.

Institutional data sourced from Reuters, short float and performance 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 by the change in institutional ownership.

1. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $87.24B. Institutional investors currently own 7,932,145 shares vs. 8,068,706 shares held three months ago (-1.69% change). Short float at 0.19%, which implies a short ratio of 1.89 days. The stock has gained 21.14% over the last year.

2. Arcelor Mittal (NYSE:MT): Steel & Iron Industry. Market cap of $54.66B. Institutional investors currently own 36,926,971 shares vs. 37,482,174 shares held three months ago (-1.48% change). Short float at 1.78%, which implies a short ratio of 2.95 days. The stock has lost -21.31% over the last year.

3. PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR): Major Integrated Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $254.33B. Institutional investors currently own 13,873,888 shares vs. 14,057,773 shares held three months ago (-1.31% change). Short float at 0.21%, which implies a short ratio of 1.84 days. The stock has gained 15.71% over the last year.

4. Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $88.66B. Institutional investors currently own 7,696,531 shares vs. 7,795,863 shares held three months ago (-1.27% change). Short float at 0.04%, which implies a short ratio of 2.55 days. The stock has gained 75.73% over the last year.

5. China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (NYSE:LFC): Life Insurance Industry. Market cap of $116.64B. Institutional investors currently own 16,043,746 shares vs. 16,244,508 shares held three months ago (-1.24% change). Short float at 0.23%, which implies a short ratio of 2.57 days. The stock has lost -11.96% over the last year.

6. Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE:POT): Agricultural Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $51.69B. Institutional investors currently own 230,387,089 shares vs. 233,034,391 shares held three months ago (-1.14% change). Short float at 1.37%, which implies a short ratio of 0.75 days. The stock has gained 51.54% over the last year.

7. Unilever NV (NYSE:UN): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $85.53B. Institutional investors currently own 184,850,305 shares vs. 186,770,025 shares held three months ago (-1.03% change). Short float at 0.14%, which implies a short ratio of 1.67 days. The stock has lost -3.33% 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: 7 Large Cap Stocks Being Sold by Smart Money