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Do you like gaining exposure to consumer trends? For a closer look at stocks of the retail sector, we ran a screen.

We began by screening U.S.-traded retail stocks for those with high growth, with five-year projected EPS growth rates above 15%. We then screened these names for those with the backing of institutional investors, with significant net institutional purchases over the last quarter, indicating that institutional investors such as hedge fund managers expect these names to outperform.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in market cap over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

Do you think these stocks will meet their high growth expectations? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by net institutional purchases as a percent of share float.

1. Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SBH): Engages in the distribution and retail of professional beauty supplies. Market cap at $4.75B, most recent closing price at $25.51. Five-year projected EPS growth at 15.68%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 23.2M shares, which represents about 16.83% of the company's float of 137.88M shares.

2. PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH): Designs and markets branded dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear, footwear and other related products worldwide. Market cap at $5.99B, most recent closing price at $87.08. Five-year projected EPS growth at 15.83%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 5.6M shares, which represents about 8.47% of the company's float of 66.08M shares.

3. Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI): Operates as a specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products. Market cap at $1.36B, most recent closing price at $47.07. Five-year projected EPS growth at 21.34%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 1.7M shares, which represents about 6.51% of the company's float of 26.10M shares.

4. Medifast Inc. (NYSE:MED): Engages in the production, distribution and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. Market cap at $288.18M, most recent closing price at $18.58. Five-year projected EPS growth at 17.50%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 801.8K shares, which represents about 6.48% of the company's float of 12.37M shares.

5. LululemonAthletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU): Engages in the design, manufacture and distribution of athletic apparel and accessories for women, men and female youth primarily in Canada, the United States and Australia. Market cap at $10.58B, most recent closing price at $73.82. Five-year projected EPS growth at 28.77%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 6.3M shares, which represents about 6.36% of the company's float of 99.13M shares.

6. Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA): Designs, develops, markets and distributes a range of apparel and accessories using synthetic microfiber fabrications in the U. Market cap at $5.23B, most recent closing price at $100.45. Five-year projected EPS growth at 21.78%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.5M shares, which represents about 6.18% of the company's float of 40.47M shares.

7. Bebe Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEBE): Engages in the design, development and production of women's apparel and accessories. Market cap at $704.16M, most recent closing price at $8.36. Five-year projected EPS growth at 30.00%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.2M shares, which represents about 6.07% of the company's float of 36.26M shares.

8. Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD): Operates as a retailer in the United States and Canada. Market cap at $5.53B, most recent closing price at $52.0. Five-year projected EPS growth at 21.15%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.2M shares, which represents about 6.07% of the company's float of 36.25M shares.

9. Body Central Corp. (OTCQB:BODY): Operates as a specialty retailer of young women's apparel and accessories in the South, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States. Market cap at $443.48M, most recent closing price at $27.46. Five-year projected EPS growth at 20.00%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 875.5K shares, which represents about 5.67% of the company's float of 15.44M shares.

*Institutional data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.

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