The Final List

Four stocks made the final list. As this interactive (press play) 1-year return chart shows, their performance hasn't exactly been stellar. Could all this bullishness signal that a rebound is imminent?

1. Janus Capital Group, Inc. ( JNS): A publicly owned asset management holding company. Market cap at $1.81B, most recent closing price at $9.53.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 30,846,700 shares, which represents about 17.17% of the company's 179.68M share float.

Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 22.3M shares, which represents about 12.41% of the company's float of 179.68M shares.

Shares shorted have decreased from 21.89M to 18.91M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.65% of the company's float of 180.29M shares. Days to cover ratio at 7.26 days.
 

2. Tempur Pedic International Inc. ( TPX): Distributes bedding products worldwide. Market cap at $2.77B, most recent closing price at $46.36.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 590,915 shares, which represents about 1.49% of the company's 39.64M share float.

Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 7.0M shares, which represents about 17.66% of the company's float of 39.64M shares.

Shares shorted have decreased from 8.12M to 6.70M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 3.58% of the company's float of 39.64M shares. Days to cover ratio at 3.27 days.
 

3. VMware, Inc. ( VMW): Provides virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions primarily in the United States. Market cap at $35.45B, most recent closing price at $82.77.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 2,985,224 shares, which represents about 3.92% of the company's 76.07M share float.

Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 6.4M shares, which represents about 8.41% of the company's float of 76.07M shares.

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