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If you are looking to increase your portfolio's growth holdings, this may be an interesting starting point for your own analysis.

To construct this list we looked for stocks with the following profile:

  • Market cap above $300M
  • 5-year Projected EPS growth growth above 20%
  • Experiencing significant institutional buying

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.


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Considering this information, which of these stocks are you most excited about?

1. Isoftstone Holdings Limited (ISS): Information Technology Services Industry. Market cap of $1.09B. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 38.0%. Institutional investors bought 8.9M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 77.93% of the floating shares. The stock has had a good month, gaining 15.59%. 



2. Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. (VRA): Apparel Footwear & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $2.02B. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 23.64%. Institutional investors bought 12.0M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 63.22% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 18.11% (equivalent to 8.38 days of average volume). 



3. Netspend Holdings, Inc. (NTSP): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $775.92M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 26.66%. Institutional investors bought 18.8M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 59.16% of the floating shares. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 23.35% over the last week.



4. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $572.81M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 30.0%. Institutional investors bought 17.2M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 52.83% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.39% (equivalent to 18.36 days of average volume). 



5. Sky-mobi Limited (MOBI): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $428.50M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 27.5%. Institutional investors bought 2.6M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 35.86% of the floating shares. After a solid performance over the last year, MOBI has pulled back during recent sessions. The stock is -22.99% below its SMA20 and -5.07% below its SMA50, but remains 26.63% above its SMA200.

6. Financial Engines, Inc. (FNGN): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $1.27B. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 30.0%. Institutional investors bought 11.8M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 33.56M35.16% of the floating shares. The stock has gained 83.38% over the last year. 



7. RealPage, Inc. (RP): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $2.05B. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 21.67%. Institutional investors bought 9.1M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 27.05% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.66% (equivalent to 11.69 days of average volume).

8. Motricity, Inc. (MOTR): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $420.02M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 25.0%. Institutional investors bought 7.3M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 21.28% of the floating shares. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading -21.59% below its SMA20, -26.55% below its SMA50, and -37.92% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 20.5% over the last week. 



9. Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $390.90M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 25.0%. Institutional investors bought 9.8M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 20.15% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.11% (equivalent to 8.41 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.07% over the last week. 



10. Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. (HMIN): Lodging Industry. Market cap of $1.65B. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 28.63%. Institutional investors bought 3.5M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 19.79% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.01% (equivalent to 5.41 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.97% over the last week. 



11. Sequenom Inc. (SQNM): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $811.30M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 30.0%. Institutional investors bought 17.2M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 19.21% of the floating shares. Relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.29), which may be appealing to risk averse investors. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 16.9% (equivalent to 6.23 days of average volume). 



12. KIT digital, Inc. (OTC:KITD): Entertainment. Market cap of $417.79M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 31.13%. Institutional investors bought 5.4M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 16.83% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 18.2% (equivalent to 17.68 days of average volume). The stock has lost 13.17% over the last year. 



13. Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NOG): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $1.35B. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 30.0%. Institutional investors bought 9.2M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 16.6% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 26.86% (equivalent to 6.13 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 9.28% over the last week. 



14. Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (CALP): Scientific & Technical Instruments Industry. Market cap of $371.56M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 22.0%. Institutional investors bought 7.3M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 15.51% of the floating shares. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.36% over the last week. 



15. CEVA Inc. (CEVA): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $672.60M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 30.57%. Institutional investors bought 3.0M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 14.53% of the floating shares. The stock has had a good month, gaining 10.86%. 



16. Dice Holdings, Inc. (DHX): Staffing & Outsourcing Services Industry. Market cap of $1.14B. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 31.6%. Institutional investors bought 4.8M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 12.1% of the floating shares. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.31). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.08% over the last week.

17. ReachLocal, Inc. (RLOC): Advertising Agencies Industry. Market cap of $687.34M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 46.67%. Institutional investors bought 987.6K shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 11.31% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.57% (equivalent to 10.04 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.74% over the last week. 



18. Nxstage Medical, Inc. (NXTM): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $1.08B. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 25.0%. Institutional investors bought 4.7M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 10.9% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.66% (equivalent to 5.62 days of average volume).

19. Insulet Corporation (PODD): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $940.09M. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 30.0%. Institutional investors bought 4.5M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 9.95% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 16.05% (equivalent to 25.36 days of average volume). The stock has gained 40.19% over the last year.



20. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARIA): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $1.21B. Projected EPS growth over next five years at 46.0%. Institutional investors bought 8.6M shares during the current quarter - this is equivalent to 6.89% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9.37% (equivalent to 5.48 days of average volume).

*Institutional flows sourced from Fidelity, other relevant data sourced from Finviz.

Source: The Big Money's Favorite Growth Stocks