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Earnings season is upon us yet again! If you're looking for stocks to have on your watch list, this list might offer an interesting starting point. To create this list, we started with a universe of about 90 companies reporting earnings next week.

To refine the list we collected data on institutional transactions, and identified the companies that have seen significant institutional buying during 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.

Big money managers seem to think there's still upside surprise that must be priced into these names - do you agree? List sorted by market cap.

1. Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (FCS): Designs, develops, manufactures, and sells power analog, power discrete, and non-power semiconductor solutions worldwide. Earnings set to be released on Oct-13. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 4.9M shares, which represents about 3.86% of the company's float of 126.81M shares.

2. Weis Markets, Inc. (WMK): Engages in the retail sale of food in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Earnings set to be released on Oct-10. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 605.8K shares, which represents about 5.5% of the company's float of 11.01M shares.

3. RPX Corporation (RPXC): Provides patent risk management solutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Earnings set to be released on Oct-10. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 9.7M shares, which represents about 64.24% of the company's float of 15.10M shares.

4. WD-40 Company (WDFC): Engages in the production and sale of consumer products. Earnings set to be released on Oct-11. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 526.5K shares, which represents about 3.37% of the company's float of 15.61M shares.

5. Mistras Group, Inc. (MG): Mistras Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide technology-enabled asset protection solutions to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial, and public infrastructure worldwide. Earnings set to be released on Oct-10. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 3.7M shares, which represents about 29.07% of the company's float of 12.73M shares.

6. Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMPE): Develops drugs for metabolic, eye, kidney, inflammation, and central nervous system diseases. Earnings set to be released on Oct-12. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 1.1M shares, which represents about 6.56% of the company's float of 16.78M shares.

7. Mission West Properties Inc. (MSW): Engages in the acquisition, marketing, leasing, and management of research and development properties, primarily in the Silicon Valley portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. Earnings set to be released on Oct-13. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 855.4K shares, which represents about 4.5% of the company's float of 18.99M shares.

8. KMG Chemicals Inc. (KMGB): Engages in the manufacture and sale of specialty chemicals principally in the United States and internationally. Earnings set to be released on Oct-13. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 620.9K shares, which represents about 9.76% of the company's float of 6.36M shares.

9. Synergetics USA, Inc. (SURG): Engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of microsurgical instruments and consumables primarily for ophthalmology and neurosurgery markets in the United States and internationally. Earnings set to be released on Oct-11. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.5M shares, which represents about 11.72% of the company's float of 21.34M shares.

10. MEDTOX Scientific Inc. (MTOX): Provides forensic and clinical laboratory services, and offers diagnostic devices. Earnings set to be released on Oct-13. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 273.9K shares, which represents about 3.7% of the company's float of 7.40M shares.

*Earnings calendar sourced from Finviz. Institutional data sourced from Fidelity.

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