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 week, and the week before, the makers of organic light-emitting diodes were smiling bright, up an average of 19.8% over the past 30 days.

Our other two hotheads are new entrants. Nevada dice-rollers such as Wynn Resorts (Nasdaq: WYNN  ) rank second, up 12.6% since late July, while the stocks for jocks are third with a 12.4% average return over the same period.

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

Universal Display Tech.

****

405

388

95.8%

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS)

****

571

534

93.5%

Nike (NYSE:NKE)

****

578

535

92.6%

Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ)

****

569

523

91.9%

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

Golfsmith (NASDAQ:GOLF)

*

31

11

35.5%

Station Casinos

**

50

16

32.0%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Zumiez is a Hidden Gems pick.

Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 7,568 out of more than 60,000 participants in CAPS, didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. Find Tim's portfolio here and his latest blog commentary here. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy is hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.


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