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Here we present nine stocks that are currently rallying above their 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Yet these companies have also seen net institutional selling and net mutual fund selling over the last two quarters.

Do you think these rallies are being underestimated? Or is this a list of potential short ideas? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

Institutional and mutual fund data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.



The list has been sorted by market cap. (Note: Data sourced on Tuesday afternoon)

1. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP):
Major Integrated Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $110.87B. The stock is currently 0.10% above the 20-day MA, 6.23% above the 50-day MA, and 26.85% above the 200-day MA. Net institutional shares sold during current quarter at 30.2M vs. 10.9M net shares sold during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares sold during current quarter at 14.8M vs. 1.3M net shares sold during the previous quarter. The stock has gained 54.67% over the last year.

2. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $36.85B. The stock is currently 2.66% above the 20-day MA, 9.79% above the 50-day MA, and 40.21% above the 200-day MA. Net institutional shares sold during current quarter at 156.6K vs. 4.5M net shares sold during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares sold during current quarter at 8.3M vs. 5.4M net shares sold during the previous quarter. The stock has gained 68.48% over the last year.

3. Sasol Ltd. (NYSE:SSL): Major Integrated Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $34.35B. The stock is currently 0.59% above the 20-day MA, 3.91% above the 50-day MA, and 20.45% above the 200-day MA. Net institutional shares sold during current quarter at 445.6K vs. 3.3M net shares sold during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares sold during current quarter at 1.5M vs. 517.3K net shares sold during the previous quarter. The stock has gained 43.14% over the last year.

4. Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $11.75B. The stock is currently 1.04% above the 20-day MA, 4.32% above the 50-day MA, and 31.22% above the 200-day MA. Net institutional shares sold during current quarter at 265.5K vs. 3.9M net shares sold during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares sold during current quarter at 1.6M vs. 1.4M net shares sold during the previous quarter. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.68% (equivalent to 5.14 days of average volume). The stock has gained 92.16% over the last year.

5. Lubrizol Corporation (LZ):
Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $8.59B. The stock is currently 16.39% above the 20-day MA, 20.51% above the 50-day MA, and 31.11% above the 200-day MA. Net institutional shares sold during current quarter at 2.2M vs. 423.3K net shares sold during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares sold during current quarter at 441.8K vs. 661.8K net shares sold during the previous quarter. LZ is exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 16.39% above its SMA20, 20.51% above its SMA50, and 31.11% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 16.93%.

6. Liberty Capital Group (LCAPA): Entertainment Industry. Market cap of $6.18B. The stock is currently 2.22% above the 20-day MA, 6.27% above the 50-day MA, and 31.31% above the 200-day MA. Net institutional shares sold during current quarter at 2.8M vs. 5.1M net shares sold during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares sold during current quarter at 3.6M vs. 3.2M net shares sold during the previous quarter. LCAPA a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.1). The stock has gained 112.42% over the last year.

7. Compagnie G (CGV): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $5.52B. The stock is currently 3.88% above the 20-day MA, 11.23% above the 50-day MA, and 44.83% above the 200-day MA. Net institutional shares sold during current quarter at 1.7M vs. 555.1K net shares sold during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares sold during current quarter at 303.4K vs. 138.4K net shares sold during the previous quarter. CGV is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.11). The stock has had a good month, gaining 12.9%.

8. CGI Group, Inc. (NYSE:GIB): Internet Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $5.45B. The stock is currently 3.05% above the 20-day MA, 4.47% above the 50-day MA, and 23.51% above the 200-day MA. Net institutional shares sold during current quarter at 5.3M vs. 6.9M net shares sold during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares sold during current quarter at 4.2M vs. 1.2M net shares sold during the previous quarter. The stock has gained 35.77% over the last year.

9. AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:AN): Auto Dealerships Industry. Market cap of $4.95B. The stock is currently -0.07% above the 20-day MA, 4.85% above the 50-day MA, and 28.25% above the 200-day MA. Net institutional shares sold during current quarter at 2.0M vs. 7.6M net shares sold during previous quarter. Net mutual fund shares sold during current quarter at 114.3K vs. 993.9K net shares sold during the previous quarter. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9.07% (equivalent to 10.21 days of average volume). The stock has gained 75.42% 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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