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Over 800 companies are reporting their third-quarter earnings next week – do you have a watch list prepared?

For ideas on how to narrow down the list, we ran a screen on next week’s reporting companies for those seeing bullish sentiment from options traders over the last two weeks, seeing significant decreases in put/call ratio over the last ten trading days.

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 companies will report strong earnings? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

List sorted by market cap.

1. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR): Engages in the specialty coffee and coffee maker business. Market cap of $9.95B. Earnings to be announced on 11/09. Put/Call ratio changed from 1.24 to 0.69 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -44.35%. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 19.64% below its SMA20, 30.83% below its SMA50, and 13.86% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 11.81% over the last week.

2. HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC): Operates as an independent petroleum refiner and marketer in the United States. Market cap of $6.45B. Earnings to be announced on 11/08. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.93 to 0.47 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -49.46%. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.69% over the last week. The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.05%.

3. CareFusion Corporation (NYSE:CFN): Provides various healthcare products and services in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $5.73B. Earnings to be announced on 11/07. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.36 to 0.04 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -88.89%. The stock has gained 4.92% over the last year.

4. Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC): Provides information technology (IT) and professional services to governments and commercial enterprises. Market cap of $4.88B. Earnings to be announced on 11/09. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.45 to 0.34 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -24.44%. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.73, and P/FCF ratio at 10.72. The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.17%.

5. Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE:AAP): Operates as a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items. Market cap of $4.80B. Earnings to be announced on 11/09. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.76 to 0.55 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -27.63%. The stock has had a good month, gaining 12%.

6. Brigham Exploration Co. (BEXP): Engages in the exploration, development, and production of onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Rocky Mountains, the Gulf Coast, the Anadarko Basin, and west Texas. Market cap of $4.27B. Earnings to be announced on 11/07. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.56 to 0.06 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -89.29%. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.86). The stock has had a good month, gaining 44.1%.

7. Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX): Develops, manufactures, and distributes medical imaging systems, and diagnostic and surgical products for serving the healthcare needs of women. Market cap of $4.23B. Earnings to be announced on 11/07. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.44 to 0.24 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -45.45%.

8. Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH): Operates as a specialty chemicals company in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $4.13B. Earnings to be announced on 11/09. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.80 to 0.52 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -35.0%. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.75). The stock has had a good month, gaining 19.98%.

9. Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. (MRX): Engages in the development and marketing of products for the treatment of dermatological and aesthetic conditions in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Market cap of $2.35B. Earnings to be announced on 11/08. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.36 to 0.16 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -55.56%. The stock has gained 31.45% over the last year.

10. DCP Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:DPM): Engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, storing, and selling natural gas in the United States. Market cap of $1.94B. Earnings to be announced on 11/07. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.25 to 0.05 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -80.0%. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 9.25% above its SMA20, 12.96% above its SMA50, and 11.41% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.62% over the last week.

11. Bristow Group, Inc. (NYSE:BRS): Provides helicopter services to the offshore energy industry primarily in Europe, West Africa, North America, Australia, and internationally. Market cap of $1.82B. Earnings to be announced on 11/07. Put/Call ratio changed from 2.41 to 0.81 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -66.39%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.63% (equivalent to 7.4 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.32%.

12. 99 (NYSE:NDN): Engages in the retail sale of consumable general merchandise with focus on name-brand products. Market cap of $1.54B. Earnings to be announced on 11/09. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.43 to 0.22 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -48.84%. The stock has had a good month, gaining 18.35%.

13. Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA): Develops, markets, licenses, and supports software to automate business processes primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Market cap of $1.42B. Earnings to be announced on 11/07. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.05 to 0.04 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -20.0%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 15.81% (equivalent to 8.48 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 23.46%.

14. MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS): Provides operations program management and consulting services to state and local government agencies, federal agencies, and commercial customers primarily in the United States. Market cap of $1.39B. Earnings to be announced on 11/10. Put/Call ratio changed from 7.60 to 0.20 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -97.37%. The stock has had a good month, gaining 15.59%.

15. K12, Inc. (NYSE:LRN): Provides proprietary curriculum and educational services for online delivery to students in kindergarten through 12th grade (K12) primarily in the United States. Market cap of $1.27B. Earnings to be announced on 11/07. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.37 to 0.03 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -91.89%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.79% (equivalent to 15.86 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 37.67%.

16. Gold Resource Corp (NYSEMKT:GORO): Engages in the exploration for and production of gold, silver, precious metals, and base metals, including copper, lead, and zinc primarily in Mexico. Market cap of $1.19B. Earnings to be announced on 11/09. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.81 to 0.40 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -50.62%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 17.54% (equivalent to 14.88 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 11.39% over the last week.

17. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF): Engages in the motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, new channel platforms, and digital distribution activities. Market cap of $1.13B. Earnings to be announced on 11/09. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.23 to 0.08 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -65.22%. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 10.48% over the last week.

18. Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO): Engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in the United States and United Kingdom. Market cap of $1.07B. Earnings to be announced on 11/08. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.83 to 0.63 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -24.10%. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.06). The stock has had a good month, gaining 26.16%.

19. Innophos Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IPHS): Produces and sells specialty phosphates primarily in North America. Market cap of $957.66M. Earnings to be announced on 11/07. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.77 to 0.61 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -20.78%. The stock has had a good month, gaining 10.92%.

20. Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX): Engages in manufacturing and distributing building products for new home construction, repair and remodeling, manufactured housing, and light industrial and commercial construction. Market cap of $878.80M. Earnings to be announced on 11/07. Put/Call ratio changed from 0.10 to 0.08 between 10/17/11 to 10/28/11, a change of -20.0%. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.74). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 14.11% (equivalent to 6.41 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 30.39%.

*Options data sourced from Schaeffer’s, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 20 Companies With Bullish Options Sentiment That Are Reporting Earnings Next Week