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4 Financials Stocks Trading Near Highs Being Sold Off By Hedge Funds

Tickers in this article: AMTD AWH CNO CPF

Do you value the buying and selling trends of institutional investors? We ran a screen with this idea in mind. [More Stock Lists:  Hedge Funds Are Cautious Of These 4 Auto Companies ]

We began by screening the financials sector for stocks with strong momentum, trading within 5% of their 52-week highs.

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We then screened for those with bearish sentiment from institutional investors, with significant net institutional sales 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 underperform in the future.

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Do you think these stocks are in hot water? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

 

1. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation  (AMTD): Provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIA) in the United States. Market cap at $10.5B. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -14.3M shares, which represents about 6.21% of the company's float of 230.37M shares. The stock is trading 2.3% below its 52-week high. The 2 top sellers of the stock are FMR, LLC, and JP Morgan Chase.

2. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG  (AWH): Operates as a specialty insurance and reinsurance company in Bermuda, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Market cap at $2.95B. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -2.0M shares, which represents about 5.82% of the company's float of 34.36M shares. The stock is trading 1.16% below its 52-week high. The 2 top sellers of the stock are FMR, LLC, and Investec Asset Management.

3. CNO Financial Group, Inc.  (CNO): Engages in the development, marketing, and administration of health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. Market cap at $2.32B. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -15.4M shares, which represents about 7.57% of the company's float of 203.53M shares. The stock is trading 1% below its 52-week high. The 2 top sellers of the stock are GW Capital, and Acadian Asset Management.

4. Central Pacific Financial Corp.  (CPF): Operates as the bank holding company for Central Pacific Bank that provides commercial banking services to businesses, professionals, and individuals in Hawaii. Market cap at $666.41M. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -999.0K shares, which represents about 5.74% of the company's float of 17.41M shares. The stock is trading 1.54% below its 52-week high. The 2 top sellers of the stock are Tricadia Capital Management, and Senator Investment Group.