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The following is a list of high growth stocks, as defined by projected EPS growth. To control the quality of the list, we only focused on companies that have market caps north of $300M.

In addition, all of the stocks mentioned below are approaching an inflection point, based on moving average trends. For this article, we define an inflection point as the convergence between the 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

When these two moving averages cross, it often represents a shift in investor sentiment. If the 50-day MA moves above the 200-day MA (bullish), it's called a "Golden Cross" signal. If, on the other hand, the 50-day MA crosses below the 200-day MA (bearish), it's called the "Death Cross."

We're not going to go into a detailed discussion for each company. The goal here is to give technical momentum traders a starting point for their own analysis.

Earnings projections and moving average 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 projected EPS growth.

1. A123 Systems, Inc. (AONE): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $979.46M. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 40.00%. SMA50 at $9.31 vs. SMA200 at $9.24 (price at $9.28). Short float at 13.34%, which implies a short ratio of 6.32 days. The stock has lost -46.9% over the last year.

2. International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ:ISCA):
Sporting Activities Industry. Market cap of $1.4B. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 36.85%. SMA50 at $26.39 vs. SMA200 at $25.77 (price at $28.92). Short float at 5.3%, which implies a short ratio of 10.62 days. The stock has gained 12.62% over the last year.

3. China-Biotics, Inc. (OTCQB:CHBT): Drug Manufacturer. Market cap of $319.62M. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 35.50%. SMA50 at $13.86 vs. SMA200 at $13.42 (price at $14.38). Short float at 30.54%, which implies a short ratio of 7.36 days. The stock has gained 4.19% over the last year.

4. Heckmann Corporation (HEK): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $551.03M. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 35.00%. SMA50 at $4.72 vs. SMA200 at $4.62 (price at $5.08). Short float at 3.4%, which implies a short ratio of 4.95 days. The stock has lost -1.36% over the last year.

5. Capstone Turbine Corp. (NASDAQ:CPST):
Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $305.87M. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 32.50%. SMA50 at $1.00 vs. SMA200 at $0.93 (price at $1.27). Short float at 10.66%, which implies a short ratio of 10.52 days. The stock has gained 7.83% over the last year.

6. The Washington Post Company (WPO): Newspapers Industry. Market cap of $3.67B. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 29.40%. SMA50 at $417.78 vs. SMA200 at $414.94 (price at $439.84). Short float at 12.06%, which implies a short ratio of 15.77 days. The stock has gained 1.2% over the last year.

7. Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $749.43M. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 29.20%. SMA50 at $15.49 vs. SMA200 at $14.93 (price at $17.34). Short float at 12.32%, which implies a short ratio of 16.41 days. The stock has gained 24% over the last year.

8. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NASDAQ:GT): Rubber & Plastics Industry. Market cap of $2.94B. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 24.55%. SMA50 at $11.56 vs. SMA200 at $11.35 (price at $12.02). Short float at 4.03%, which implies a short ratio of 1.88 days. The stock has lost -12.01% over the last year.

9. SunPower Corporation (SPWRA):
Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.48B. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 23.48%. SMA50 at $13.36 vs. SMA200 at $13.32 (price at $14.78). Short float at 14.37%, which implies a short ratio of 5.99 days. The stock has lost -28.75% over the last year.

10. Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE:MOH): Health Care Plans Industry. Market cap of $933.51M. EPS growth projected over the next five years at 23.09%. SMA50 at $27.57 vs. SMA200 at $27.52 (price at $30.50). Short float at 7.71%, which implies a short ratio of 6.98 days. The stock has gained 38.62% 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: 10 High Growth Stocks Approaching an Inflection Point