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Interested in adding some growth to your portfolio? For a closer look at stocks of the tech sector, we ran a screen you may be interested in.

We began by screening the tech sector for stocks that have outperformed the market over the last quarter, with over 20% quarterly return.

We then screened for those with bullish sentiment from short sellers, with significant decreases in shares shorted month-over-month representing at least 2% of share float. This indicates that short sellers are less bearish on these names than they were a month ago.

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Do you think these stocks will continue to outperform? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by decrease in shares shorted month-over-month as a percent of share float.

1. Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX): Designs, develops, and markets semiconductors for flat panel displays. Market cap at $348.77M, most recent closing price at $2.04. Performance over the last quarter at 25.77%. Shares shorted have decreased from 195.19K to 181.00K over the last month, a decrease which represents about 13.31% of the company's float of 106.61K shares. Days to cover ratio at 0.4 days.

2. Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX): Engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of interconnect products primarily in North America, Israel, Europe, and Asia. Market cap at $2.22B, most recent closing price at $55.07. Performance over the last quarter at 45.04%. Shares shorted have decreased from 2.07M to 421.59K over the last month, a decrease which represents about 5.29% of the company's float of 31.19M shares. Days to cover ratio at 0.99 days.

3. Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd (NYSE:QIHU): Provides Internet and mobile security products in the People's Republic of China. Market cap at $2.46B, most recent closing price at $21.08. Performance over the last quarter at 20.63%. Shares shorted have decreased from 14.80M to 13.04M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 3.98% of the company's float of 44.19M shares. Days to cover ratio at 6.24 days.

4. SRS Labs Inc. (NASDAQ:SRSL): Engages in the development and provision of audio and voice technology solutions. Market cap at $130.74M, most recent closing price at $9.08. Performance over the last quarter at 32.26%. Shares shorted have decreased from 731.08K to 419.08K over the last month, a decrease which represents about 3.93% of the company's float of 7.94M shares. Days to cover ratio at 3.61 days.

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

Source: 4 Outperforming Tech Stocks With Bullish Short Trends