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, LED manufacturers were lighting the way to superior returns. Not this week. They've dropped two spots to third with a 19.5% average return.

Meanwhile, last week's laggards, fertilizer producers, are tops among today's hot stocks and are smelling sweet to their investors, who have enjoyed a 20.9% average gain over the past 30 days.

And in second? Once again, it's the subprime lenders, who as a group have returned 20.6% since the third week of May.

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

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

CompuCredit

****

471

454

96.4%

Agrium

****

85

81

95.3%

Potash

****

296

281

94.9%

Mosaic

****

117

111

94.9%

Color Kinetics (NASDAQ:CLRK)

****

321

304

94.7%

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

Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC)

*

435

230

52.9%

Accredited Home Lenders (NASDAQ:LEND)

*

359

170

47.4%

Impac Mortgage (NYSE:IMH)

*

223

97

43.5%

IndyMac Bancorp (NYSE:IMB)

*

234

90

38.5%

Fremont General (NYSE:FMT)

*

211

79

37.4%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 5,169 out of more than 30,800 rated players in CAPS, didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication Tim's holdings can be found at his Fool profile. His thoughts on hot stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. The Fool's disclosure policy is hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.


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