Hot Stocks You're Buying Now

Welcome back to another Foolish review of the hottest stocks as ranked by participants in our Motley Fool CAPS investing community. We're looking at the three best-performing industries over the past 30 days and your favorite long and short candidates in each.

Last week, Internet service providers were all the rage. Who's the Fool on the hill this week? Have a look:

  • Drugstores, which includes companies that bottle and sell the medicines you need to stay well. Stocks in this sector have advanced 10% over the past 30 days.

  • Linux, which includes companies whose software is built for the free Linux operating system. Stocks in this sector have advanced 9.3% over the past 30 days.

  • Confectioners, which includes candy makers of all shapes and flavors. Stocks in this sector have advanced 8.5% over the past 30 days.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the best stocks in these industries to own now -- i.e., those with three or more out of five stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Star Rating

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Wrigley (NYSE: WWY  )

****

239

227

94.9%

CVS (NYSE: CVS  )

****

305

288

94.4%

Walgreen (NYSE: WAG  )

****

509

474

93.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

And your favorite short candidates -- i.e., those rated with one or two stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Star Rating

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL  )

*

102

44

43.1%

Imperial Sugar (Nasdaq: IPSU  )

*

33

10

30.3%

VA Software (Nasdaq: LNUX  )

*

27

6

22.2%

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT  )

**

291

70

24.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

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Fool contributorTim Beyers, ranked 1,336 out of 18,179 inCAPS, didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. Get the skinny on all the stocks he owns by checking Tim's Foolprofile. The Motley Fool'sdisclosure policyis hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.


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