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If you like to look for opportunities affected by excessive pessimism, you may be interested in this list.

We ran a screen for tech stocks that have been oversold, seeing great selling this past quarter and significant increases in shares shorted month-over-month.

These stocks have also seen net selling from institutional investors for the current quarter.

Do you think these stocks deserve such negativity? Or are they opportunities for a bounce-back? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

List sorted by market cap.

1. Sina Corp. (NASDAQ:SINA): Market cap at $5.66B. Performance during the current quarter is -12.73%. Shares shorted have increased from 4.17M to 4.77M month-over-month, a change representing 1.19% of the company's 50.37M share float. Institutional investors have been net sellers of 2.5M shares this quarter, which represents 4.96% of the company's 50.37M share float.



2. Arris Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ARRS): Market cap at $1.34B. Performance during the current quarter is -10.64%. Shares shorted have increased from 6.80M to 7.82M month-over-month, a change representing 0.88% of the company's 115.26M share float. Institutional investors have been net sellers of 1.9M shares this quarter, which represents 1.65% of the company's 115.26M share float.



3. MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDAS): Market cap at $782.44M. Performance during the current quarter is -10.16%. Shares shorted have increased from 3.70M to 4.41M month-over-month, a change representing 1.42% of the company's 50.12M share float. Institutional investors have been net sellers of 4.4M shares this quarter, which represents 8.78% of the company's 50.12M share float.

4. Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ:INFN): Market cap at $666.97M. Performance during the current quarter is -21.43%. Shares shorted have increased from 7.39M to 7.77M month-over-month, a change representing 0.38% of the company's 100.68M share float. Institutional investors have been net sellers of 1.1M shares this quarter, which represents 1.09% of the company's 100.68M share float.

5. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS): Market cap at $592.85M. Performance during the current quarter is -10.99%. Shares shorted have increased from 1.31M to 1.85M month-over-month, a change representing 1.37% of the company's 39.37M share float. Institutional investors have been net sellers of 810.5K shares this quarter, which represents 2.06% of the company's 39.37M share float.

6. Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ:ZRAN): Market cap at $425.50M. Performance during the current quarter is -17.54%. Shares shorted have increased from 1.99M to 2.26M month-over-month, a change representing 0.63% of the company's 43.01M share float. Institutional investors have been net sellers of 63.2K shares this quarter, which represents 0.15% of the company's 43.01M share float.

7. Viasystems Group Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAS): Market cap at $335.86M. Performance during the current quarter is -28.14%. Shares shorted have increased from 138.89K to 156.75K month-over-month, a change representing 0.69% of the company's 2.58M share float. Institutional investors have been net sellers of 133.0K shares this quarter, which represents 5.16% of the company's 2.58M share float.

8. Global Sources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GSOL):
Market cap at $308.02M. Performance during the current quarter is -16.15%. Shares shorted have increased from 555.60K to 608.10K month-over-month, a change representing 0.41% of the company's 12.85M share float. Institutional investors have been net sellers of 4.2M shares this quarter, which represents 32.68% of the company's 12.85M share float.

9. China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:STV): Market cap at $302.41M. Performance during the current quarter is -26.50%. Shares shorted have increased from 206.99K to 332.36K month-over-month, a change representing 0.93% of the company's 13.44M share float. Institutional investors have been net sellers of 1.5M shares this quarter, which represents 11.16% of the company's 13.44M share float.

*Short data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, institutional data sourced from Fidelity, 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: 9 Highly Shorted, Oversold Tech Stocks Being Sold by Institutions