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If you’re looking for stocks that are trading near lows but may see some upside, you may be interested in this list.

We ran a screen on stocks that have recently hit 52-week lows 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 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 bounce higher? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

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

1. Ancestry.com Inc. (ACOM): Operates as an online resource for family history for subscribers worldwide. Market cap of $1.08B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 8.9M, which is 28.24% of the company's 31.52M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 13.36% (equivalent to 5.14 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 23.4% below its SMA20, 29.6% below its SMA50, and 32.15% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 15.36% over the last week.

2. ExamWorks Group, Inc. (EXAM): Provides independent medical examinations (IME), peer and bill reviews, and related services to property and casualty insurance carriers, law firms, third-party claim administrators, government agencies, and state funds in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Market cap of $349.33M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 6.7M, which is 27.52% of the company's 24.35M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.86% (equivalent to 8.09 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 22.37% below its SMA20, 37.41% below its SMA50, and 51.49% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 17.39% over the last week.

3. TPC Group Inc (TPCG):
Produces specialized lines of chemical products to chemical and petroleum based companies worldwide. Market cap of $321.16M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 3.0M, which is 27.08% of the company's 11.08M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 25.84% below its SMA20, 38.48% below its SMA50, and 39.22% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 21.54% over the last week.

4. General Motors Company (GM): Operates as a global automaker. Market cap of $32.80B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 105.8M, which is 14.51% of the company's 728.92M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 6.37% below its SMA20, 15.86% below its SMA50, and 32.15% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.12% over the last week.

5. Ebix Inc. (EBIX): Provides on-demand software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Market cap of $559.58M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 3.8M, which is 11.88% of the company's 31.99M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 34.62% (equivalent to 23.28 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 7.85% below its SMA20, 7.66% below its SMA50, and 7.66% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 15.68% over the last week.

6. Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR):
Operates as a mortgage real estate investment trust. Market cap of $703.98M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 11.1M, which is 11.72% of the company's 94.67M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 9.19% below its SMA20, 16.89% below its SMA50, and 25.09% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 11.53% over the last week.

7. Key Energy Services Inc. (KEG):
Operates as an onshore rig-based well servicing contractor. Market cap of $1.30B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 13.6M, which is 11.09% of the company's 122.59M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.36). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 29.27% below its SMA20, 40.96% below its SMA50, and 39.79% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 26.34% over the last week.

8. Chemtura Corporation (CHMT):
Engages in the manufacture and sale of specialty chemical solutions and consumer products worldwide. Market cap of $1.09B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 7.7M, which is 8.51% of the company's 90.44M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 10.57% below its SMA20, 20.4% below its SMA50, and 30.78% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 15.18% over the last week.

9. Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC):
Engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, management, and leasing of suburban office properties. Market cap of $1.63B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 5.5M, which is 7.76% of the company's 70.89M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 10.81% below its SMA20, 16.1% below its SMA50, and 29.36% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 15.18% over the last week.

10. First Solar, Inc. (FSLR): Manufactures and sells solar modules using a thin-film semiconductor technology. Market cap of $6.06B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 4.6M, which is 7.73% of the company's 59.51M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 29.01% (equivalent to 7.97 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 21.35% below its SMA20, 30.94% below its SMA50, and 45.82% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 18.04% over the last week.

11. Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT): A publicly owned real estate investment trust. Market cap of $418.38M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 4.6M, which is 7.47% of the company's 61.59M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.72). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 15.33% below its SMA20, 29.86% below its SMA50, and 41.45% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 13.74% over the last week.

12. Stillwater Mining Co. (SWC):
Engages in the development, extraction, processing, refining, and marketing of palladium, platinum, and associated metals in south central Montana, the United States. Market cap of $885.29M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 7.5M, which is 7.34% of the company's 102.21M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.18). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 36.78% below its SMA20, 40.85% below its SMA50, and 56.31% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 34.58% over the last week.

13. Greenhill & Co., Inc. (GHL): Operates as an independent investment bank. Market cap of $849.72M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 1.9M, which is 7.03% of the company's 27.03M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 18.41% (equivalent to 7.82 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 10.52% below its SMA20, 22.9% below its SMA50, and 49.41% below its SMA200. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 18.99%.

14. KT Corp. (KT): Provides integrated telecommunications services in Korea. Market cap of $7.94B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 15.8M, which is 7.02% of the company's 225.09M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 9.27% below its SMA20, 13.76% below its SMA50, and 20.64% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 10.75% over the last week.

15. Materion Corporation (MTRN):
Engages in the production and supply of high-performance engineered materials in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $456.63M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 1.4M, which is 6.93% of the company's 20.20M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.07). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 16.14% below its SMA20, 28.62% below its SMA50, and 38.62% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 14.54% over the last week.

16. Diamondrock Hospitality Co. (DRH): A lodging focused real estate company, owns and operates premium hotels and resorts in North America. Market cap of $1.15B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 11.0M, which is 6.67% of the company's 164.82M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.34). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.34% (equivalent to 5.32 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 6.71% below its SMA20, 17.47% below its SMA50, and 33.79% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 13.37% over the last week.

17. US Gold Corporation (UXG):
Engages in the exploration for, development of, production, and sale of gold, silver, and other precious metals. Market cap of $614.89M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 6.5M, which is 6.04% of the company's 107.61M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 24.21% below its SMA20, 27.12% below its SMA50, and 35.96% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 24.58% over the last week.

18. ManTech International Corporation (MANT):
Provides technologies and solutions for national security programs in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $1.13B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 1.4M, which is 6.02% of the company's 23.27M share float. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.94, and P/FCF ratio at 5.69. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.05% (equivalent to 10.6 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 10.19% below its SMA20, 17.06% below its SMA50, and 25.6% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 9.45% over the last week.

19. Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (PWE): Engages in acquiring, exploring, developing, exploiting, and holding interests in petroleum and natural gas properties and related assets in North America. Market cap of $7.41B. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 26.2M, which is 5.90% of the company's 444.22M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 11.03% below its SMA20, 18.93% below its SMA50, and 33.13% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 13.62% over the last week.

20. Astoria Financial Corporation (AF):
Operates as the bank holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association that provides various banking services in the United States. Market cap of $778.55M. Net institutional shares purchased over the current quarter at 3.8M, which is 5.72% of the company's 66.42M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.91% (equivalent to 5.59 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 14.82% below its SMA20, 22.97% below its SMA50, and 38.64% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 13.57% 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.

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