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Do you prefer stocks that are expected to see big earnings growth? We ran a screen with that idea in mind.

We began by screening the small-cap sector for stocks that are due to report their second-quarter earnings next week. We then screened these names for those with high earnings growth, with 5-year projected EPS growth above 15%.

Finally, we screened for those with bullish sentiment from short sellers, with significant decreases in shares shorted month-over-month. This indicates that short sellers are less bearish on these names than they were a month ago.

For an interactive version of this chart, click on the image below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

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Do you think these stocks will report positive earnings surprises? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

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

1. Quicksilver Resources Inc. (NYSE:KWK): Engages in the exploration, development, and production of unconventional natural gas onshore in North America. Market cap at $824.48M, most recent closing price at $4.56. Earnings to be reported on 8/07. 5-year projected EPS growth at 17.80%. Shares shorted have decreased from 39.02M to 33.01M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 6.63% of the company's float of 90.70M shares. Days to cover ratio at 7.44 days.

2. Goodrich Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:GDP): Engages in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas properties. Market cap at $420.82M, most recent closing price at $11.53. Earnings to be reported on 8/06. 5-year projected EPS growth at 17.50%. Shares shorted have decreased from 8.11M to 7.27M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 3.5% of the company's float of 23.99M shares. Days to cover ratio at 5.05 days.

3. Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE:REN): Engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and development of oil and gas properties primarily in onshore properties in the United States. Market cap at $524.04M, most recent closing price at $8.25. Earnings to be reported on 8/06. 5-year projected EPS growth at 22.23%. Shares shorted have decreased from 7.94M to 7.18M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 2.08% of the company's float of 36.59M shares. Days to cover ratio at 10.97 days.

4. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDRX): Provides clinical, financial, connectivity, and information solutions and related professional services to hospitals, physicians, and post-acute organizations primarily in the United States. Market cap at $1.56B, most recent closing price at $8.98. Earnings to be reported on 8/08. 5-year projected EPS growth at 15.10%. Shares shorted have decreased from 6.50M to 3.12M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 2.01% of the company's float of 167.85M shares. Days to cover ratio at 0.71 days.

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

Source: 4 High-Growth Small Caps Reporting Earnings Next Week With Bullish Short Trends