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If you’re interested in the clean energy industry, you may be very interested in this list.

We compiled a universe of clean energy stocks, companies that either use or develop sources of clean energy. We then ran a screen on that universe for those that have seen significant net institutional buying over the current quarter.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the 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.

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Do you think the smart money is calling it right on these companies? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by net institutional purchases as a percent of share float.

1. Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA):
Designs, develops, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. Market cap of $2.68B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 11.0M, which is 23.08% of the company's 47.66M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 37.07% (equivalent to 18.33 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 12.32% over the last week.

2. Innospec Inc. (IOSP): Engages in the development, manufacture, blending and marketing of fuel additives and other specialty chemicals to oil refineries, and other chemical and industrial companies worldwide. Market cap of $656.69M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 2.1M, which is 10.10% of the company's 20.80M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.23). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 11.09% over the last week.

3. General Cable Corp. (BGC): Provides copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire and cable products worldwide. Market cap of $1.45B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 4.7M, which is 9.13% of the company's 51.49M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.08% (equivalent to 6.06 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.02% over the last week.

4. Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ):
Engages in the design, development, manufacture and sale of solar power products in Canada and internationally. Market cap of $213.30M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 2.7M, which is 9.06% of the company's 29.81M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 3.31). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 19.05% (equivalent to 7.41 days of average volume). It has been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.2% over the last week.

5. Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (GPRE):
Engages in the production, marketing and distribution of ethanol and related distillers grains in the United States. Market cap of $365.56M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 1.4M, which is 6.78% of the company's 20.66M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.27). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.44% (equivalent to 11.7 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.85% over the last week.

6. Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc (HCCI):
Provides industrial and hazardous waste services to small and mid-sized customers in the United States. Market cap of $262.81M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 363.9K, which is 3.93% of the company's 9.27M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 10.88% over the last week.

*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: 6 Clean Energy Stocks Snapped Up By Smart Money