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If you like to trade stocks exhibiting strong upward momentum, here are some ideas to get started on your search.

We ran a screen on the tech sector for stocks trading within 10% of their 52-week high. Then to verify that the upward momentum is recent, we then screened to find those stocks that are on winning streaks this past month.

This entailed finding stocks that have seen a persistence of days in which the stock beat the S&P 500 benchmark over the last month and little persistence in underperforming the S&P 500, i.e. long winning streaks and short losing streaks, as measured by a ratio of the longest winning streak to the longest losing streak.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the 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' momentum will continue? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by win streak/lose streak ratio.

1. Parametric Technology Corporation (PMTC): Develops, markets, and supports product lifecycle management software solutions and services that help companies design products, manage product information, and improve product development processes worldwide. The stock is currently trading 3.88% below its 52-week high. The stock's average daily alpha vs. the S&P500 index stands at 1.44% (measured close to close, over the last month). During this period, the longest winning streak lasted 5 days (i.e. the stock's daily returns outperformed the S&P 500 for 5 consecutive days). The longest losing streak lasted 1 day (i.e. a win streak / losing streak ratio of 5.).

2. Xyratex Ltd. (XRTX): Provides modular enterprise-class data storage solutions and storage process technology. The stock is currently trading 0.43% below its 52-week high. The stock's average daily alpha vs. the S&P500 index stands at 0.83% (measured close to close, over the last month). During this period, the longest winning streak lasted 9 days (i.e. the stock's daily returns outperformed the S&P 500 for 9 consecutive days). The longest losing streak lasted 2 days (i.e. a win streak / losing streak ratio of 4.5).

3. Newport Corp. (NEWP): Develops, manufactures, and markets technology products and systems to various industries worldwide. The stock is currently trading 4.44% below its 52-week high. The stock's average daily alpha vs. the S&P500 index stands at 1.22% (measured close to close, over the last month). During this period, the longest winning streak lasted 7 days (i.e. the stock's daily returns outperformed the S&P 500 for 7 consecutive days). The longest losing streak lasted 2 days (i.e. a win streak / losing streak ratio of 3.5).

4. Maxwell Technologies Inc. (MXWL): Develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage and power delivery products, and microelectronic products. The stock is currently trading 2.79% below its 52-week high. The stock's average daily alpha vs. the S&P500 index stands at 0.95% (measured close to close, over the last month). During this period, the longest winning streak lasted 10 days (i.e. the stock's daily returns outperformed the S&P 500 for 10 consecutive days). The longest losing streak lasted 3 days (i.e. a win streak / losing streak ratio of 3.33).

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

Source: 4 Tech Stocks On Winning Streaks Trading Near Highs