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If you're looking for momentum ideas leading into this week's earnings, this may be an interesting starting point for your own analysis.

To construct this list we looked for stocks trading above their 20-, 50-, and 200-day moving averages, and then focused our attention on on those releasing earnings this week.



We also created an equal weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.



Considering this information, which of these stocks are you most likely to buy or keep on your radar over the next week?

1. Star Scientific, Inc. (CIGX): Cigarettes Industry. Market cap of $501.27M. This stock is trading 5.81% above the 20-day MA, 15.31% above the 50-day MA, and 74.14% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09.

2. Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE:AH): Management Services Industry. Market cap of $2.63B. This stock is trading 3.04% above the 20-day MA, 9.21% above the 50-day MA, and 69.95% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-11. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.8% (equivalent to 11.06 days of average volume). The stock has gained 0.% over the last year.

3. Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ:PANL): Computer Peripherals Industry. Market cap of $2.03B. This stock is trading 0.67% above the 20-day MA, 9.69% above the 50-day MA, and 66.23% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 12.49%.

4. Innospec Inc. (NASDAQ:IOSP): Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $787.79M. This stock is trading 0.15% above the 20-day MA, 10.15% above the 50-day MA, and 61.74% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.19). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.4% over the last week.

5. Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $760.28M. This stock is trading 3.46% above the 20-day MA, 18.15% above the 50-day MA, and 59.45% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9.28% (equivalent to 6.28 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.27% over the last week.

6. OPNET Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:OPNT): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $832.0M. This stock is trading 3.13% above the 20-day MA, 5.76% above the 50-day MA, and 52.93% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. The stock has gained 155.99% over the last year.

7. SunPower Corporation (SPWRA): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $2.13B. This stock is trading 22.59% above the 20-day MA, 26.96% above the 50-day MA, and 49.85% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-12.

8. Danaos Corporation (DAC): Shipping Industry. Market cap of $732.03M. This stock is trading 6.11% above the 20-day MA, 17.35% above the 50-day MA, and 47.44% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-11.

9. Dillard's Inc. (NYSE:DDS): Department Stores Industry. Market cap of $2.71B. This stock is trading 6.49% above the 20-day MA, 13.89% above the 50-day MA, and 44.94% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.55). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 30.11% (equivalent to 9.72 days of average volume).

10. Rural/Metro Corp. (NASDAQ:RURL): Consumer Services Industry. Market cap of $432.48M. This stock is trading 0.12% above the 20-day MA, 8.95% above the 50-day MA, and 41.12% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. The stock has gained 150.59% over the last year.

11. Fossil, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL): Recreational Goods Industry. Market cap of $5.93B. This stock is trading 0.37% above the 20-day MA, 7.07% above the 50-day MA, and 39.61% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-10. The stock has gained 163.84% over the last year.

12. IntraLinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:IL): Security Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $1.50B. This stock is trading 0.66% above the 20-day MA, 3.5% above the 50-day MA, and 38.57% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-11. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 9.63% over the last week.

13. SouFun Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $1.88B. This stock is trading 15.67% above the 20-day MA, 29.94% above the 50-day MA, and 35.98% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-10. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 24.07% (equivalent to 6.48 days of average volume).

14. Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA): Apparel Footwear & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $1.93B. This stock is trading 5.52% above the 20-day MA, 18.11% above the 50-day MA, and 33.35% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-12. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 18.11% (equivalent to 8.63 days of average volume).

15. Sun Hydraulics Corp. (NASDAQ:SNHY): Industrial Equipment & Components Industry. Market cap of $752.11M. This stock is trading 1.08% above the 20-day MA, 6.88% above the 50-day MA, and 31.73% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. The stock has gained 63.73% over the last year.

16. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A):
Scientific & Technical Instruments Industry. Market cap of $16.97B. This stock is trading 4.25% above the 20-day MA, 9.71% above the 50-day MA, and 31.42% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-13. The stock has gained 47.75% over the last year.

17. Duncan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:DEP): Oil & Gas Pipelines Industry. Market cap of $2.34B. This stock is trading 2.69% above the 20-day MA, 4.6% above the 50-day MA, and 27.79% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-10. The stock has gained 77.08% over the last year.

18. PMFG, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMFG): Diversified Machinery Industry. Market cap of $379.05M. This stock is trading 1.96% above the 20-day MA, 11.21% above the 50-day MA, and 26.76% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-11. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.67% (equivalent to 22.37 days of average volume). The stock has gained 56.25% over the last year.

19. Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDTI): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.19B. This stock is trading 7.97% above the 20-day MA, 9.69% above the 50-day MA, and 24.82% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. The stock has gained 38.11% over the last year.

20. Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $484.30M. This stock is trading 9.59% above the 20-day MA, 7.9% above the 50-day MA, and 24.39% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-10. The stock has gained 31.65% over the last year.

21. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $11.11B. This stock is trading 3.98% above the 20-day MA, 2.15% above the 50-day MA, and 24.29% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-12. The stock has gained 31.41% over the last year.

22. PSS World Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:PSSI): Medical Equipment Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $1.55B. This stock is trading 1.62% above the 20-day MA, 5.19% above the 50-day MA, and 23.64% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-12. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 14.94% (equivalent to 16.51 days of average volume). The stock has gained 22.34% over the last year.

23. KEMET Corp. (NYSE:KEM): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $565.12M. This stock is trading 2.99% above the 20-day MA, 6.57% above the 50-day MA, and 22.41% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-12. The stock has gained 162.87% over the last year.

24. American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $804.82M. This stock is trading 2.1% above the 20-day MA, 3.7% above the 50-day MA, and 21.81% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-10. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.95% (equivalent to 9.8 days of average volume). The stock has gained 2.01% over the last year.

25. TW Telecom Inc. (NASDAQ:TWTC): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $3.27B. This stock is trading 8.14% above the 20-day MA, 14.31% above the 50-day MA, and 21.71% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-11.

26. Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $10.36B. This stock is trading 1.91% above the 20-day MA, 6.13% above the 50-day MA, and 18.97% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-12. The stock has gained 19.68% over the last year.

27. TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG): Aerospace/Defense Products & Services Industry. Market cap of $4.06B. This stock is trading 4.02% above the 20-day MA, 3.25% above the 50-day MA, and 18.53% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. The stock has gained 55.73% over the last year.

28. 7 Days Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:SVN): Lodging Industry. Market cap of $1.09B. This stock is trading 1.88% above the 20-day MA, 8.0% above the 50-day MA, and 18.43% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-11. The stock has gained 135.01% over the last year.

29. Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBB): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $1.59B. This stock is trading 5.59% above the 20-day MA, 18.68% above the 50-day MA, and 18.27% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-09. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 39.82% (equivalent to 19.63 days of average volume).

30. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC): Security Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $14.69B. This stock is trading 3.69% above the 20-day MA, 7.04% above the 50-day MA, and 18.18% above the 200-day MA. The company is scheduled to release earnings on May-11. The stock has gained 16.45% over the last year.

*Relevant data sourced from Finviz.

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

Source: Momentum Ideas: 30 Rallying Stocks Releasing Earnings This Week