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If you're interested in momentum trading ideas, the list below may be of interest to you ...

To construct the following list of profitable stocks, we searched for all companies with market cap over $300M that outperform their industry average on three metrics: Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) gross, operating and pretax margin.

Furthermore, all of the stocks below are trading above their 20-day, 50-day and 20% above their 200-day moving averages

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.

Do you think these stocks will continue to rally? Use the list below as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (CHT): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $32.08B. TTM gross margin at 57.52% vs. industry average at 49.96%. TTM operating margin at 27.54% vs. industry average at 15.77%. TTM pretax margin at 27.77% vs. industry average at 13.93%. Offers a good dividend, and appears to have good liquidity to back it up--dividend yield at 4.79%, current ratio at 2.22, and quick ratio at 2.11. The stock has gained 82.71% over the last year.

2. Netflix, Inc. (NFLX): Music & Video Stores Industry. Market cap of $14.26B. TTM gross margin at 53.92% vs. industry average at 37.26%. TTM operating margin at 13.53% vs. industry average at 9.72%. TTM pretax margin at 13.05% vs. industry average at 8.78%. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 10.73% above its SMA20, 13.87% above its SMA50, and 41.15% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.5%.

3. Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $6.84B. TTM gross margin at 42.68% vs. industry average at 35.08%. TTM operating margin at 25.43% vs. industry average at 17.67%. TTM pretax margin at 25.22% vs. industry average at 15.51%. The stock has gained 57.19% over the last year.

4. Sensata Technologies Holding NV (ST): Electronic Equipment Industry. Market cap of $6.27B. TTM gross margin at 40.65% vs. industry average at 35.83%. TTM operating margin at 17.57% vs. industry average at 10.66%. TTM pretax margin at 9.01% vs. industry average at 7.23%. The stock has gained 113.78% over the last year.

5. National Semiconductor Corporation (NSM): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $5.98B. TTM gross margin at 74.22% vs. industry average at 58.86%. TTM operating margin at 32.59% vs. industry average at 25.16%. TTM pretax margin at 26.92% vs. industry average at 24.65%. The stock has gained 76.49% over the last year.

6. DeVry, Inc. (DV): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $4.26B. TTM gross margin at 60.32% vs. industry average at 53.38%. TTM operating margin at 22.65% vs. industry average at 19.82%. TTM pretax margin at 22.67% vs. industry average at 16.03%. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 15.35% above its SMA20, 15.65% above its SMA50, and 26.75% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 15.71% over the last week.

7. RPC Inc. (RES): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $3.68B. TTM gross margin at 46.42% vs. industry average at 35.08%. TTM operating margin at 25.03% vs. industry average at 17.67%. TTM pretax margin at 25.35% vs. industry average at 15.51%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 21.91% (equivalent to 5.51 days of average volume). The stock has gained 221.95% over the last year.

8. AboveNet, Inc. (ABVT): Internet Service Providers Industry. Market cap of $1.96B. TTM gross margin at 64.89% vs. industry average at 49.96%. TTM operating margin at 25.11% vs. industry average at 15.77%. TTM pretax margin at 24.57% vs. industry average at 13.93%. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 12.39% above its SMA20, 14.56% above its SMA50, and 26.86% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 8.55% over the last week.

9. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $1.29B. TTM gross margin at 17.89% vs. industry average at 17.16%. TTM operating margin at 15.93% vs. industry average at 13.7%. TTM pretax margin at 19.1% vs. industry average at 11.99%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.98% (equivalent to 16.12 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 10.6%.

10. EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (EZCH): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $905.32M. TTM gross margin at 77.16% vs. industry average at 58.88%. TTM operating margin at 31.76% vs. industry average at 25.16%. TTM pretax margin at 33.7% vs. industry average at 24.65%. The stock has had a good month, gaining 15.55%.

11. CEVA Inc. (CEVA): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $754.56M. TTM gross margin at 93.08% vs. industry average at 58.86%. TTM operating margin at 25.98% vs. industry average at 25.16%. TTM pretax margin at 30.2% vs. industry average at 24.65%. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 5.24% above its SMA20, 11.72% above its SMA50, and 48.12% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 10.9%.

12. Primoris Services Corporation (PRIM): Heavy Construction Industry. Market cap of $625.24M. TTM gross margin at 14.79% vs. industry average at 12.09%. TTM operating margin at 6.21% vs. industry average at 5.23%. TTM pretax margin at 5.78% vs. industry average at 4.33%. The stock has gained 89.63% over the last year.

*All data sourced from Finviz

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