Hot Stocks You're Buying Now

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

Last time, stocks under the thumb of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez topped the hotheads. But not this week. This time, solar stocks are hotter than the big orange ball in the sky from which they derive their returns. As a group, the sun worshippers are up 23.5% over the past 30 days.

Who are the other hotties? Have a look:

  • The Latin leaders from Venezuela are, as a group, up 22.1% over the last 30 days.
  • Glowing brightly in the third spot are the uranium miners, whose stocks are, as a group, up 21.1% over the last 30 days.

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

Company

CAPS Stars (out of five)

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Altius Minerals

*****

12

12

100%

Paladin Resources

*****

21

21

100%

Energy Metals

*****

103

102

99.0%

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP)

*****

657

641

97.6%

USEC (NYSE:USU)

*****

238

230

96.6%

Suntech Power (NYSE:STP)

****

1,101

1,064

96.6%

Cameco (NYSE:CCJ)

****

448

431

96.2%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Compania Anonima Telefonos de Venezuela

*

114

70

61.4%

Uranerz Corp.

*

218

110

50.5%

Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ)

*

127

64

50.4%

Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL)

*

412

178

43.2%

Fronteer Development

*

266

89

33.5%

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR)

**

330

81

24.5%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 1,342 out of more than 27,200 in CAPS, didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. All of his portfolio holdings can be found at Tim's Fool profile. His thoughts on hot stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. Suntech Power is a Rule Breakers pick. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy is hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.


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