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If you're interested in contrarian ideas, then this may be an interesting starting point for your own analysis.

To compile this list, we looked for stocks trading 0-10% above their 52-week low. We then analyzed their outstanding options contracts and focused on those that have a large number of open call option positions relative to put option positions, i.e. bullish options sentiment.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.



We also created a price-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.



So tell us, which of these companies do you think will give the best bang for your buck?

1. Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBRA): REIT. Market cap of $436.82M. This stock is trading 6.8% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.07, given the call open interest at 5,314 contracts vs. put open interest at 353 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.89% (equivalent to 5.49 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.26% over the last week.

2. Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. Cla (NYSE:ARCO): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $4.55B. This stock is trading 8.32% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.08, given the call open interest at 2,619 contracts vs. put open interest at 214 contracts.

3. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC): Meat Products Industry. Market cap of $368.08M. This stock is trading 4.99% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.08, given the call open interest at 10,306 contracts vs. put open interest at 848 contracts. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.64% over the last week.

4. Knight Transportation Inc. (NYSE:KNX): Trucking Industry. Market cap of $1.43B. This stock is trading 1.33% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.09, given the call open interest at 1,384 contracts vs. put open interest at 122 contracts. The stock has lost 7.27% over the last year.

5. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (NYSEMKT:TAT): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $772.09M. This stock is trading 8.37% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.13, given the call open interest at 2,628 contracts vs. put open interest at 351 contracts. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 15.21%.

6. Enzon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ENZN): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $561.95M. This stock is trading 6.0% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.23, given the call open interest at 4,002 contracts vs. put open interest at 919 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.48% (equivalent to 12.1 days of average volume). The stock has gained 1.55% over the last year.

7. Penn Virginia Corp. (NYSE:PVA): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $666.33M. This stock is trading 9.8% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.24, given the call open interest at 826 contracts vs. put open interest at 198 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 18.93% (equivalent to 10.32 days of average volume). The stock has lost 28.76% over the last year.

8. MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDAS): Healthcare Information Services Industry. Market cap of $852.78M. This stock is trading 4.47% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.25, given the call open interest at 934 contracts vs. put open interest at 233 contracts. The stock has lost 34.99% over the last year.

9. Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:PTP): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $1.27B. This stock is trading 1.45% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.26, given the call open interest at 753 contracts vs. put open interest at 193 contracts. The stock has lost 4.48% over the last year.

10. BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $2.76B. This stock is trading 7.35% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.26, given the call open interest at 400 contracts vs. put open interest at 104 contracts. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.02% over the last week.

11. Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL): Major Airlines Industry. Market cap of $8.52B. This stock is trading 8.47% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.26, given the call open interest at 194,596 contracts vs. put open interest at 50,896 contracts. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.5). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 10.24% over the last week.

12. Corinthian Colleges Inc. (NASDAQ:COCO): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $326.59M. This stock is trading 3.7% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.27, given the call open interest at 31,460 contracts vs. put open interest at 8,461 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 31.91% (equivalent to 9.66 days of average volume). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 13.26%.

13. Jefferies Group Inc. (JEF): Investment Brokerage Industry. Market cap of $4.38B. This stock is trading 7.73% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.29, given the call open interest at 6,882 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,010 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.98% (equivalent to 9.79 days of average volume). The stock has lost 1.6% over the last year.

14. DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE:DGI): Information & Delivery Services Industry. Market cap of $1.14B. This stock is trading 3.47% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.31, given the call open interest at 1,366 contracts vs. put open interest at 423 contracts. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 15.1%.

15. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG): Foreign Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $58.10B. This stock is trading 9.87% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.31, given the call open interest at 6,678 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,080 contracts. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.12). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 13.67%.

16. EarthLink Inc. (NASDAQ:ELNK): Internet Service Providers Industry. Market cap of $869.08M. This stock is trading 4.12% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.32, given the call open interest at 32,872 contracts vs. put open interest at 10,400 contracts. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.81, and P/FCF ratio at 10.91. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.21% (equivalent to 5.42 days of average volume).

17. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:WWE):
Entertainment Industry. Market cap of $770.22M. This stock is trading 2.3% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.32, given the call open interest at 908 contracts vs. put open interest at 288 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.78% (equivalent to 7.83 days of average volume). The stock has lost 31.08% over the last year.

18. Golden Star Resources, Ltd. (NYSEMKT:GSS): Gold Industry. Market cap of $690.22M. This stock is trading 7.03% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.33, given the call open interest at 7,068 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,337 contracts. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 17.85%.

19. WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $2.82B. This stock is trading 7.28% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.33, given the call open interest at 3,916 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,296 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.25% (equivalent to 5.41 days of average volume). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 17.61%.

20. ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD):
Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $4.92B. This stock is trading 8.55% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.33, given the call open interest at 2,099 contracts vs. put open interest at 702 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9.97% (equivalent to 14.95 days of average volume). The stock has gained 1.74% over the last year.

21. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE):
Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $578.69M. This stock is trading 5.22% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.35, given the call open interest at 4,086 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,419 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.56% (equivalent to 6.55 days of average volume). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 10.79%.

22. MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR): Semiconductor Circuits Industry. Market cap of $2.42B. This stock is trading 9.68% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.37, given the call open interest at 78,553 contracts vs. put open interest at 29,049 contracts. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 11.07%.

23. Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC): REIT. Market cap of $2.52B. This stock is trading 6.65% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.39, given the call open interest at 398 contracts vs. put open interest at 157 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.64% (equivalent to 5.01 days of average volume).

24. Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $5.23B. This stock is trading 2.84% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.4, given the call open interest at 7,479 contracts vs. put open interest at 3,027 contracts. The stock has lost 28.09% over the last year.

25. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MTU):
Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $64.67B. This stock is trading 5.71% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.41, given the call open interest at 3,149 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,291 contracts. The stock has lost 5.58% over the last year.

26. Venoco, Inc. (NYSE:VQ): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $907.28M. This stock is trading 9.53% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.41, given the call open interest at 4,160 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,718 contracts. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.01). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.54% over the last week.

27. Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $566.27M. This stock is trading 0.41% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.42, given the call open interest at 14,059 contracts vs. put open interest at 5,973 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.53% (equivalent to 8.97 days of average volume). The stock has lost 17.48% over the last year.

28. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ:PACB): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $639.44M. This stock is trading 9.64% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.43, given the call open interest at 437 contracts vs. put open interest at 188 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.04% (equivalent to 11.91 days of average volume).

29. The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT):
Publishing Industry. Market cap of $1.17B. This stock is trading 9.77% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.45, given the call open interest at 6,338 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,825 contracts. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.01% (equivalent to 7.21 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.39% over the last week.

30. Checkpoint Systems Inc. (NYSE:CKP): Security & Protection Services Industry. Market cap of $726.03M. This stock is trading 9.65% above its 52-week low. Its Put/Call ratio is 0.46, given the call open interest at 242 contracts vs. put open interest at 112 contracts. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.53% over the last week.

*Options data sourced from Schaeffer’s, all other 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: 30 Stocks Near 52-Week Low With Bullish Options Sentiment