This Quarter's Top Performing Growth Stocks

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Compiled by Eben Esterhuizen, CFA: The following is a list of high growth stocks that have had strong returns over the last quarter. For momentum traders, this list might offer an interesting starting point.

To create the list, we started with a universe of stocks with 5-year projected EPS growth rates above 20%. We then narrowed down our universe by only focusing on the top 20 performing stocks over the last quarter.

Will these stocks continue to add to their upside momentum? What do you think? Use the links to analyze these ideas.

EPS growth projections and performance data sourced from Finviz.

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The list has been sorted by quarterly return.

1. Hypercom Corp. (HYC): Business Equipment Industry. Market cap of $484.11M. EPS growth projected at 23.33% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 140.77% over the last quarter. Short float at 2.66%, which implies a short ratio of 0.78 days. The stock has gained 183.77% over the last year.

2. Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (KOG): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $927.51M. EPS growth projected at 22.5% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 119.72% over the last quarter. Short float at 6.73%, which implies a short ratio of 2.83 days. The stock has gained 171.3% over the last year.

3. Western Refining Inc. (WNR): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $937.75M. EPS growth projected at 50.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 110.71% over the last quarter. Short float at 17.4%, which implies a short ratio of 5.04 days. The stock has gained 122.18% over the last year.

4. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (JAZZ): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $737.53M. EPS growth projected at 25.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 92.39% over the last quarter. Short float at 6.05%, which implies a short ratio of 3.12 days. The stock has gained 132.8% over the last year.

5. Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW): Advertising Agencies Industry. Market cap of $3.12B. EPS growth projected at 21.32% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 90.1% over the last quarter. Short float at 15.31%, which implies a short ratio of 6.09 days. The stock has gained 45.75% over the last year.

6. IMAX Corporation (IMAX): Photographic Equipment & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $1.73B. EPS growth projected at 22.54% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 87.21% over the last quarter. Short float at 7.03%, which implies a short ratio of 3.35 days. The stock has gained 130.19% over the last year.

7. 51job Inc. (JOBS): Staffing & Outsourcing Services Industry. Market cap of $1.51B. EPS growth projected at 22.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 86.00% over the last quarter. Short float at 3.49%, which implies a short ratio of 3.64 days. The stock has gained 187.68% over the last year.

8. Dice Holdings, Inc. (DHX): Staffing & Outsourcing Services Industry. Market cap of $840.99M. EPS growth projected at 30.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 82.35% over the last quarter. Short float at 0.74%, which implies a short ratio of 2.11 days. The stock has gained 124.41% over the last year.

9. OYO Geospace Corp. (OYOG): Scientific & Technical Instruments Industry. Market cap of $546.44M. EPS growth projected at 37.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 82.% over the last quarter. Short float at 2.56%, which implies a short ratio of 3.98 days. The stock has gained 170.35% over the last year.

10. Deckers Outdoor Corp. (DECK): Apparel Footwear & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $3.19B. EPS growth projected at 24.33% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 80.19% over the last quarter. Short float at 12.38%, which implies a short ratio of 3.03 days. The stock has gained 151.99% over the last year.

11. Theravance Inc. (THRX): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $2.01B. EPS growth projected at 34.7% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 79.11% over the last quarter. Short float at 12.21%, which implies a short ratio of 14.33 days. The stock has gained 104.53% over the last year.

12. Anadigics, Inc. (ANAD): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $513.63M. EPS growth projected at 22.5% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 76.36% over the last quarter. Short float at 7.1%, which implies a short ratio of 3.07 days. The stock has gained 118.59% over the last year.

13. Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. (CVGI): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $500.77M. EPS growth projected at 27.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 75.05% over the last quarter. Short float at 4.27%, which implies a short ratio of 5.94 days. The stock has gained 202.41% over the last year.

14. International Coal Group, Inc. (ICO): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $1.72B. EPS growth projected at 63.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 74.79% over the last quarter. Short float at 7.71%, which implies a short ratio of 6.23 days. The stock has gained 128.03% over the last year.

15. CEVA Inc. (CEVA): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $513.26M. EPS growth projected at 21.17% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 73.2% over the last quarter. Short float at 6.54%, which implies a short ratio of 4.04 days. The stock has gained 96.05% over the last year.

16. Zumiez, Inc. (ZUMZ):
Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $920.71M. EPS growth projected at 22.44% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 72.43% over the last quarter. Short float at 15.9%, which implies a short ratio of 10.14 days. The stock has gained 156.8% over the last year.

17. Harvest Natural Resources Inc. (HNR): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $436.54M. EPS growth projected at 53.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 71.77% over the last quarter. Short float at 8.33%, which implies a short ratio of 5.55 days. The stock has gained 132.01% over the last year.

18. Virtusa  Corp. (VRTU): Information Technology Services Industry. Market cap of $369.51M. EPS growth projected at 23.75% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 71.73% over the last quarter. Short float at 2.5%, which implies a short ratio of 3.57 days. The stock has gained 69.26% over the last year.

19. Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (CALP): Scientific & Technical Instruments Industry. Market cap of $312.3M. EPS growth projected at 22.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 70.6% over the last quarter. Short float at 3.36%, which implies a short ratio of 7.31 days. The stock has gained 159.83% over the last year.

20. Riverbed Technology, Inc. (RVBD): Networking & Communication Devices Industry. Market cap of $5.48B. EPS growth projected at 28.00% over the next five years, with the stock gaining 68.85% over the last quarter. Short float at 8.68%, which implies a short ratio of 2.27 days. The stock has gained 268.58% over the last year.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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