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If you're a momentum investor, the following list might be an interesting starting point for your own analysis. All of these stocks are in rally mode, i.e. trading above the 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

In addition, all of these names have seen significant institutional and mutual fund buying over the last two quarters.

With institutional flows already chasing these names, is there still potential for some upside? What do you think? Full details below.

Institutional data sourced from Fidelity, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

The list has been sorted alphabetically.

1. Approach Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $842.41M. The stock is currently 20.73% above its 20-day MA, 33.56% above its 50-day MA, and 132.99% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 7.8M, vs. 777.9K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 1.5M, vs. 596.3K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 4.13%, which implies a short ratio of 4.53 days. The stock has gained 268.94% over the last year.

2. Brown Shoe Co. Inc. (NYSE:BWS): Specialty Retail, Other Industry. Market cap of $639.62M. The stock is currently 11.69% above its 20-day MA, 9.53% above its 50-day MA, and 10.97% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 129.4K, vs. 1.9M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 231.5K, vs. 570.4K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 7.76%, which implies a short ratio of 7.43 days. The stock has gained 14.53% over the last year.

3. Boise Inc. (NYSE:BZ): Paper & Paper Products Industry. Market cap of $783.18M. The stock is currently 5.68% above its 20-day MA, 13.08% above its 50-day MA, and 36.05% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 3.8M, vs. 4.9M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 47.3K, vs. 11.5M purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 25.78%, which implies a short ratio of 10.3 days. The stock has gained 96.6% over the last year.

4. China XD Plastics Company Ltd. (NASDAQ:CXDC): Rubber & Plastics Industry. Market cap of $350.08M. The stock is currently 7.67% above its 20-day MA, 20.77% above its 50-day MA, and 16.84% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 2.5M, vs. 57.2K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 19.1K, vs. 365.0K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 2.71%, which implies a short ratio of 2.3 days. The stock has lost -16.86% over the last year.

5. Delek US Holdings Inc. (NYSE:DK): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $625.06M. The stock is currently 19.37% above its 20-day MA, 35.61% above its 50-day MA, and 50.09% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 578.0K, vs. 93.3K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 185.6K, vs. 533.4K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 12.63%, which implies a short ratio of 11.98 days. The stock has gained 56.75% over the last year.

6. Dawson Geophysical Co. (NASDAQ:DWSN): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $344.56M. The stock is currently 20.97% above its 20-day MA, 30.85% above its 50-day MA, and 63.43% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 230.7K, vs. 94.1K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 66.3K, vs. 89.1K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 4.34%, which implies a short ratio of 6.73 days. The stock has gained 74.31% over the last year.

7. EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $26.47B. The stock is currently 4.67% above its 20-day MA, 11.52% above its 50-day MA, and 11.74% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 1.8M, vs. 2.2M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 3.2M, vs. 5.0M purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 3.75%, which implies a short ratio of 4.82 days. The stock has gained 10.79% over the last year.

8. Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW): Life Insurance Industry. Market cap of $6.73B. The stock is currently 6.36% above its 20-day MA, 6.4% above its 50-day MA, and 7.77% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 3.3M, vs. 2.2M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 6.9M, vs. 711.8K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 1.58%, which implies a short ratio of 1.12 days. The stock has lost -10.42% over the last year.

9. Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE:GRT): REIT. Market cap of $790.97M. The stock is currently 2.22% above its 20-day MA, 6.7% above its 50-day MA, and 29.44% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 5.2M, vs. 16.3M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 2.0M, vs. 1.1M purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 3.46%, which implies a short ratio of 3.2 days. The stock has gained 130.2% over the last year.

10. Hittite Microwave Corporation (NASDAQ:HITT): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $2.07B. The stock is currently 2.04% above its 20-day MA, 2.63% above its 50-day MA, and 22.86% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 1.8M, vs. 648.4K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 815.8K, vs. 296.7K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 3.78%, which implies a short ratio of 5.93 days. The stock has gained 59.81% over the last year.

11. Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN): Management Services Industry. Market cap of $639.19M. The stock is currently 10.92% above its 20-day MA, 11.33% above its 50-day MA, and 31.38% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 476.3K, vs. 247.1K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 538.8K, vs. 385.0K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 2.95%, which implies a short ratio of 6.19 days. The stock has gained 19.82% over the last year.

12. Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT): Management Services Industry. Market cap of $3.46B. The stock is currently 3.0% above its 20-day MA, 7.76% above its 50-day MA, and 27.04% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 200.1K, vs. 1.7M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 8.7M, vs. 2.6M purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 4.32%, which implies a short ratio of 12.84 days. The stock has gained 51.83% over the last year.

13. JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ:JDSU): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $5.97B. The stock is currently 20.85% above its 20-day MA, 45.79% above its 50-day MA, and 98.95% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 7.4M, vs. 4.2M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 1.5M, vs. 3.9M purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 2.73%, which implies a short ratio of 0.7 days. The stock has gained 178.74% over the last year.

14. Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC): Food Industry. Market cap of $1.62B. The stock is currently 2.07% above its 20-day MA, 2.91% above its 50-day MA, and 11.05% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 155.2K, vs. 354.7K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 537.5K, vs. 863.7K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 11.89%, which implies a short ratio of 25.14 days. The stock has gained 2.15% over the last year.

15. Lindsay Corporation (NYSE:LNN): Farm & Construction Machinery Industry. Market cap of $889.71M. The stock is currently 12.31% above its 20-day MA, 16.11% above its 50-day MA, and 58.87% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 601.3K, vs. 835.5K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 626.5K, vs. 232.3K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 20.1%, which implies a short ratio of 10.94 days. The stock has gained 82.53% over the last year.

16. MAKO Surgical Corp. (NASDAQ:MAKO): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $646.61M. The stock is currently 23.12% above its 20-day MA, 28.52% above its 50-day MA, and 60.93% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 5.7M, vs. 1.2M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 62.6K, vs. 1.2M purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 22.46%, which implies a short ratio of 15.05 days. The stock has gained 47.44% over the last year.

17. Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE:MOH): Health Care Plans Industry. Market cap of $1.04B. The stock is currently 9.18% above its 20-day MA, 19.04% above its 50-day MA, and 25.52% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 359.6K, vs. 4.0M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 1.0M, vs. 607.5K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 7.82%, which implies a short ratio of 6.61 days. The stock has gained 60.58% over the last year.

18. Nexen Inc. (NXY): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $13.18B. The stock is currently 6.81% above its 20-day MA, 11.33% above its 50-day MA, and 21.0% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 7.6M, vs. 2.2M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 12.3M, vs. 2.4M purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 0.56%, which implies a short ratio of 1.17 days. The stock has gained 10.24% over the last year.

19. Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $794.76M. The stock is currently 5.63% above its 20-day MA, 12.18% above its 50-day MA, and 21.74% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 5.5M, vs. 573.5K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 665.6K, vs. 243.8K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 12.82%, which implies a short ratio of 18.97 days. The stock has gained 23.89% over the last year.

20. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $2.75B. The stock is currently 2.62% above its 20-day MA, 9.36% above its 50-day MA, and 26.45% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 861.1K, vs. 426.7K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 585.6K, vs. 1.3M purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 19.89%, which implies a short ratio of 51.27 days. The stock has gained 36.89% over the last year.

21. Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG): Rubber & Plastics Industry. Market cap of $681.96M. The stock is currently 9.18% above its 20-day MA, 17.12% above its 50-day MA, and 43.91% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 500.9K, vs. 48.7K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 124.8K, vs. 305.7K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 2.73%, which implies a short ratio of 5.59 days. The stock has gained 60.15% over the last year.

22. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $395.53M. The stock is currently 8.81% above its 20-day MA, 12.06% above its 50-day MA, and 41.18% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 721.5K, vs. 322.4K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 69.4K, vs. 309.0K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 3.19%, which implies a short ratio of 7.56 days. The stock has gained 65.46% over the last year.

23. 3D Systems Corp. (TDSC): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $1.15B. The stock is currently 49.21% above its 20-day MA, 51.5% above its 50-day MA, and 132.58% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 548.3K, vs. 66.9K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 87.4K, vs. 236.8K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 5.87%, which implies a short ratio of 11.77 days. The stock has gained 282.93% over the last year.

24. Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI): Metal Fabrication Industry. Market cap of $2.57B. The stock is currently 21.26% above its 20-day MA, 26.09% above its 50-day MA, and 44.68% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 3.6M, vs. 668.5K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 98.0K, vs. 136.4K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 5.62%, which implies a short ratio of 8.86 days. The stock has gained 37.54% over the last year.

25. Western Refining Inc. (NYSE:WNR): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $1.59B. The stock is currently 24.63% above its 20-day MA, 47.34% above its 50-day MA, and 138.78% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 3.6M, vs. 3.5M net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 1.9M, vs. 2.2M purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 12.37%, which implies a short ratio of 2.29 days. The stock has gained 292.81% over the last year.

26. Xerium Technologies Inc. (NYSE:XRM): Paper & Paper Products Industry. Market cap of $305.99M. The stock is currently 5.87% above its 20-day MA, 19.87% above its 50-day MA, and 41.0% above its 200-day MA. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 333.9K, vs. 946.8K net purchases during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares purchased during current quarter 45.2K, vs. 305.0K purchased in the previous quarter. Short float at 1.98%, which implies a short ratio of 3.53 days. The stock has gained 24.63% over the last year.

Source: 26 Rallying Stocks With Consecutive Quarters of Institutional Buying