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The following is a list of stocks releasing earnings over the next four days.

Additionally, all of these companies have seen significant institutional buying over the last two quarters.

With institutional flows already chasing these names, is there potential for some quick upside as these companies release earnings? 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 by the earnings release date and change in institutional ownership over the last two quarters months.

1. Express Inc. (NYSE:EXPR):
Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $1.52B. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-22. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 52.0M vs. 3.4M net shares purchased during previous quarter (1429.41% increase). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.56% over the last week.

2. Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE:EXK): Silver Industry. Market cap of $642.06M. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-22. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 3.6M vs. 770.2K net shares purchased during previous quarter (367.41% increase). Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 13.99% above its SMA20, 32.17% above its SMA50, and 82.62% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 30.16%.

3. G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIII): Apparel Clothing Industry. Market cap of $661.03M. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-22. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 543.1K vs. 202.7K net shares purchased during previous quarter (167.93% increase). This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.51). The stock is also a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.26% (equivalent to 12.03 days of average volume).

4. InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $3.33B. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-22. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 3.5M vs. 2.6M net shares purchased during previous quarter (34.62% increase). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 14.68% (equivalent to 13.76 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 10.9% over the last week.

5. Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $7.55B. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-23. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 3.5M vs. 712.5K net shares purchased during previous quarter (391.23% increase). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 14.35%.

6. Retail Ventures Inc. (NYSE:RVI): Specialty Retail Industry. Market cap of $814.05M. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-23. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 1.3M vs. 280.0K net shares purchased during previous quarter (364.29% increase). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.99% over the last week.

7. OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE:OMN)
: Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $310.05M. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-23. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 704.6K vs. 155.4K net shares purchased during previous quarter (353.41% increase). This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.08). The stock has lost 1.71% over the last year.

8. SAIC, Inc. (SAI):
Technical Services Industry. Market cap of $6.24B. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-23. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 9.5M vs. 3.5M net shares purchased during previous quarter (171.43% increase). The stock has lost 12.38% over the last year.

9. Star Scientific, Inc. (CIGX):
Cigarettes Industry. Market cap of $434.98M. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-23. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 1.0M vs. 767.1K net shares purchased during previous quarter (30.36% increase). Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 67.07% above its SMA20, 93.02% above its SMA50, and 106.07% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 23.39% over the last week.

10. Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ:FINL): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $920.25M. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-24. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 1.7M vs. 164.6K net shares purchased during previous quarter (932.81% increase). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.78% (equivalent to 6.28 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.07% over the last week.

11. GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $3.17B. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-24. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 15.1M vs. 3.0M net shares purchased during previous quarter (403.33% increase). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 24.13% (equivalent to 8.97 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.02% over the last week.

12. Globalstar Inc. (NYSEMKT:GSAT): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $304.50M. Earnings release scheduled for Mar-24. Net institutional shares purchased during current quarter at 5.3M vs. 2.3M net shares purchased during previous quarter (130.43% increase). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.12% (equivalent to 7.34 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 11.76% over the last week.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 12 Stocks Releasing Earnings This Week, Backed by Institutional Buying