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Do you like the growth prospects that small-cap stocks can offer? For ideas we ran a screen you may be interested in.

We screened small-cap stocks, with market caps between $300-500 million, for those with bullish sentiment from short sellers, with significant decreases in shares shorted month-over-month.

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 are poised to outperform? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Fushi Copperweld, Inc. (FSIN): Develops, designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes bimetallic wire products, principally copper-clad aluminum and copper-clad steel. Market cap at $312.86M. The stock is currently rallying 1.41% above its 20-day moving average, 6.56% above its 50-day MA, and 22.48% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 7.44M to 6.69M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 3.27% of the company's float of 22.93M shares.

2. FreightCar America Inc. (RAIL): Manufactures, rebuilds, repairs, sells, and leases freight cars used for hauling coal, other bulk commodities, steel and other metals, forest products, and automobiles primarily in North America. Market cap at $329.34M. The stock is currently rallying 24.01% above its 20-day moving average, 27.13% above its 50-day MA, and 29.78% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 705.07K to 550.93K over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.5% of the company's float of 10.27M shares.

3. Corinthian Colleges Inc. (COCO): Operates as a post-secondary career education company in the United States and Canada. Market cap at $412.57M. The stock is currently rallying 13.69% above its 20-day moving average, 54.39% above its 50-day MA, and 57.62% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 24.95M to 22.95M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 2.6% of the company's float of 76.98M shares.

4. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC): Produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh and frozen chicken products to retailers, distributors, and foodservice operators primarily in the United States. Market cap at $421.40M. The stock is currently rallying 7.84% above its 20-day moving average, 4.69% above its 50-day MA, and 22.96% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 7.37M to 6.80M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.12% of the company's float of 51.04M shares.

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

Source: 4 Rallying Small Caps With Bullish Short Trends