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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 the names mentioned below have excellent growth prospects, with higher projected EPS growth rates than their industry competitors. All of the companies mentioned below also have the following characteristics:

  • EPS and revenue grew faster than their industry competitors over the last five years
  • Capital spending accelerated at a faster rate than their competitors (theoretically, this makes them more competitive over the coming years)
  • Cashflow growth has accelerated faster than their industry competitors over the last five years

We're not going to go into detailed analysis for each company. The goal here is to give growth-oriented investors a starting point for their own analysis.

All growth stats sourced from Fidelity, 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 alphabetically.

1. China Real Estate Information Corporation (NASDAQ:CRIC): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $1.21B. The stock is currently -1.41% below its 20-day MA, -3.79% below its 50-day MA, and -2.12% below its 200-day MA. EPS have grown by 82.96% over the last five years vs. industry average at 4.86%. EPS projected to grow by 24.37% over the next five years vs. industry average at 12.37%. Revenue has grown by 63.47% over the last five years vs. industry average at 13.2%. Capital spending has grown by 45.16% over the last five years vs. industry average at 3.74%. The company's cash flow has grown by 92.93% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.33%. Short float at 2.47%, which implies a short ratio of 22.42 days. The stock has lost -8.7% over the last year.

2. DG FastChannel, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGIT): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $767.28M. The stock is currently -6.1% below its 20-day MA, -1.9% below its 50-day MA, and -10.57% below its 200-day MA. EPS have grown by 17.08% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.02%. EPS projected to grow by 22.6% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.91%. Revenue has grown by 25.07% over the last five years vs. industry average at 18.16%. Capital spending has grown by 15.82% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.82%. The company's cash flow has grown by 39.18% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.24%. Short float at 5.91%, which implies a short ratio of 4.49 days. The stock has gained 0.37% over the last year.

3. Enersis S.A. (NYSE:ENI): Foreign Utilities Industry. Market cap of $13.79B. The stock is currently -3.65% below its 20-day MA, -7.9% below its 50-day MA, and -1.79% below its 200-day MA. EPS have grown by 75.89% over the last five years vs. industry average at 4.89%. EPS projected to grow by 9.0% over the next five years vs. industry average at 6.94%. Revenue has grown by 21.57% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.58%. Capital spending has grown by 17.17% over the last five years vs. industry average at 16.97%. The company's cash flow has grown by 24.02% over the last five years vs. industry average at 7.77%. Short float at 0.24%, which implies a short ratio of 1.32 days. The stock has lost -5.88% over the last year.

4. EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $592.09M. The stock is currently -6.44% below its 20-day MA, -7.42% below its 50-day MA, and -21.63% below its 200-day MA. EPS have grown by 26.19% over the last five years vs. industry average at 5.03%. EPS projected to grow by 28.0% over the next five years vs. industry average at 12.6%. Revenue has grown by 80.96% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.2%. Capital spending has grown by 60.0% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.05%. The company's cash flow has grown by 26.39% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.36%. Short float at 17.92%, which implies a short ratio of 12.09 days. The stock has lost -28.14% over the last year.

5. Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSYS): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $512.04M. The stock is currently -5.66% below its 20-day MA, -12.21% below its 50-day MA, and -12.63% below its 200-day MA. EPS have grown by 13.88% over the last five years vs. industry average at 1.77%. EPS projected to grow by 15.0% over the next five years vs. industry average at 13.06%. Revenue has grown by 30.77% over the last five years vs. industry average at 2.94%. Capital spending has grown by 57.19% over the last five years vs. industry average at -4.1%. The company's cash flow has grown by 42.88% over the last five years vs. industry average at -10.11%. Short float at 26.83%, which implies a short ratio of 11.63 days. The stock has lost -28.25% over the last year.

6. HDFC Bank Ltd. (NYSE:HDB): Foreign Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $23.06B. The stock is currently -5.75% below its 20-day MA, -11.5% below its 50-day MA, and -7.18% below its 200-day MA. EPS have grown by 25.18% over the last five years vs. industry average at -2.2%. EPS projected to grow by 30.0% over the next five years vs. industry average at 22.51%. Revenue has grown by 39.34% over the last five years vs. industry average at 13.11%. Capital spending has grown by 17.86% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.73%. The company's cash flow has grown by 32.5% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.98%. Short float at 0.69%, which implies a short ratio of 2.7 days. The stock has gained 16.12% over the last year.

7. Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE:MR): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $2.78B. The stock is currently -3.15% below its 20-day MA, -3.21% below its 50-day MA, and -12.51% below its 200-day MA. EPS have grown by 37.53% over the last five years vs. industry average at 20.16%. EPS projected to grow by 20.68% over the next five years vs. industry average at 12.45%. Revenue has grown by 49.71% over the last five years vs. industry average at 12.37%. Capital spending has grown by 75.42% over the last five years vs. industry average at 9.15%. The company's cash flow has grown by 47.43% over the last five years vs. industry average at 15.51%. Short float at 20.11%, which implies a short ratio of 19.72 days. The stock has lost -28.61% over the last year.

8. People's United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT): Savings & Loans Industry. Market cap of $5.05B. The stock is currently -6.22% below its 20-day MA, -1.28% below its 50-day MA, and -2.61% below its 200-day MA. EPS have grown by 73.65% over the last five years vs. industry average at 4.27%. EPS projected to grow by 7.67% over the next five years vs. industry average at 7.46%. Revenue has grown by 12.82% over the last five years vs. industry average at 8.38%. Capital spending has grown by 28.59% over the last five years vs. industry average at 3.49%. The company's cash flow has grown by 50.8% over the last five years vs. industry average at 6.22%. Short float at 4.81%, which implies a short ratio of 3.98 days. The stock has lost -14.06% 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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