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Do you like to invest according to a stock's trading patterns? For ideas on how to start your search, we ran a screen.

We screened the healthcare sector for stocks rallying above their 20-day, 50-day, and 200-day moving averages. This indicates upward momentum that may persist.

We then screened for those also seeing 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 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 continue moving higher? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA): Focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small-molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer. The stock is currently rallying 3.73% above its 20-day moving average, 4.52% above its 50-day MA, and 32.44% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 14.69M to 12.63M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.34% of the company's float of 153.21M shares.

2. CR Bard Inc. (NYSE:BCR): Engages in the design, manufacture, packaging, distribution, and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices worldwide. The stock is currently rallying 2.29% above its 20-day moving average, 4.53% above its 50-day MA, and 3.73% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 2.91M to 1.99M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.19% of the company's float of 77.36M shares.

3. Cyberonics Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX): Engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and marketing of implantable medical devices that provide vagus nerve stimulation therapy for the treatment of refractory epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression. The stock is currently rallying 6.00% above its 20-day moving average, 12.90% above its 50-day MA, and 22.68% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 2.43M to 1.96M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 2.01% of the company's float of 23.44M shares.

4. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG): Provides post-acute healthcare services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries in rural markets in the United States. The stock is currently rallying 10.38% above its 20-day moving average, 23.53% above its 50-day MA, and 13.21% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 962.22K to 778.41K over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.4% of the company's float of 13.16M shares.

5. Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN): Focuses on the development of small molecule drugs for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and Huntington disease. The stock is currently rallying 7.70% above its 20-day moving average, 15.79% above its 50-day MA, and 106.55% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 2.88M to 2.49M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.45% of the company's float of 26.86M shares.

6. 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. The stock is currently rallying 4.74% above its 20-day moving average, 8.27% above its 50-day MA, and 3.66% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 4.51M to 3.84M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.31% of the company's float of 51.06M shares.

7. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN): Develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical products for the treatment of serious medical conditions in the United States. The stock is currently rallying 7.67% above its 20-day moving average, 20.45% above its 50-day MA, and 72.47% above its 200-day MA. Shares shorted have decreased from 6.66M to 5.16M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 2.1% of the company's float of 71.40M shares.

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

Source: 7 Rallying Healthcare Stocks With Strong Short Covering