Looking to add some growth to your portfolio? Here are some high-growth names that deserve a second look.
We created this list by first screening the drugmakers industry of the healthcare sector for high-growth stocks, with 5-year projected EPS growth above 15%.
We then screened for those with bullish sentiment from institutional investors, with significant net institutional purchases over the last quarter representing at least 5% of share float. This indicates that institutional investors such as hedge fund managers and mutual fund managers expect these names to outperform in the future.
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Do you think these companies will meet their high-growth prospects? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.
List sorted by net institutional purchases as a percent of share float.
1. Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:HZNP): Develops and commercializes medicines for the treatment of arthritis, pain, and inflammatory diseases. Market cap at $174.23M, most recent closing price at $4.98. 5-year projected EPS growth at 20.00%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 7.4M shares, which represents about 29.85% of the company's float of 24.79M shares.
2. POZEN Inc. (NASDAQ:POZN): Develops products for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and other pain-related conditions in the United States. Market cap at $192.68M, most recent closing price at $6.38. 5-year projected EPS growth at 30.00%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.5M shares, which represents about 11.75% of the company's float of 21.28M shares.
3. MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAPP): Focuses on the development and commercialization of inhalation therapies for patients suffering from migraine. Market cap at $414.29M, most recent closing price at $13.72. 5-year projected EPS growth at 49.00%. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 2.1M shares, which represents about 8.17% of the company's float of 25.69M shares.
*Institutional data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.