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If a stock consistently rebounds after it retreats, and those rebounds are much stronger than the pullbacks, the stock has a pattern of resilience. This behavior may bode well for future performance, as it indicates reoccurring momentum to the upside.

Although past performance is no guarantee of what’s to happen in the future, technical momentum indicators (similar to the idea of resilience) are often used by traders to gauge when to enter or exit a position.

In keeping with the concept of technical resilience, we ran a screen on small-cap stocks (with market caps between $100-$300 million) for those that have had very strong rebounds over the last quarter after falling at least 3%. We measured the rebound 5 days after the stock fell at least 3%, and we took an average of those 5-day rebounds.

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.

Do you think these stocks will hold on to their upward momentum?

1. Coffee Holding Co.Inc. (NASDAQ:JVA): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $109.80M. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% on 10 occasions, with an average rebound of 30.57% over the following five days. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.01). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.93% over the last week. The stock has had a good month, gaining 30.8%.

2. Nobel Learning Communities Inc. (NASDAQ:NLCI): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $124.35M. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 25.97% over the following five days. The stock has gained 68.63% over the last year.

3. Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AATI): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $257.84M. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% on 3 occasions, with an average rebound of 23.33% over the following five days. The stock has gained 86.96% over the last year.

4. Nature's Sunshine Products Inc. (NASDAQ:NATR): Drug Related Products Industry. Market cap of $269.72M. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% on 5 occasions, with an average rebound of 13.96% over the following five days. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 14.38% over the last week.

5. Saratoga Resources, Inc. Common (OTC:SROE): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $112.86M. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% on 12 occasions, with an average rebound of 11.87% over the following five days. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.06% over the last week. The stock has had a good month, gaining 15.15%.

6. Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $207.56M. Over the last quarter, the stock fell at least 3% on 2 occasions, with an average rebound of 10.53% over the following five days. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.73). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.63% (equivalent to 12.15 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 10.06% over the last week.

*Price data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: Finding Stocks With a History of Rebound Potential