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.

With a 21.1% average return since early November, home furnishings retailers are once again king of the CAPS kingdom. Money-grubbing financiers improved with a 17% return as a group over the past month but remain a distant second.

And in third place? Please welcome another new entrant: hospitals. Professional caregivers such as Magellan Health Services (Nasdaq: MGLN  ) have produced a 7.9% average return over the past 30 days.

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

Bull
Ratio

30-Day
Price
Change

AmSurg (NASDAQ:AMSG)

***** 

46

95.7%

(0.7%)

Community Health Systems
(NYSE:CYH)

***** 

37

91.9%

9.9%

Wesco Financial (AMEX:WSC)

**** 

67

89.6%

8.1%

Universal Health Services
(NYSE:UHS)

**** 

32

81.3%

4.2%

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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

Company

CAPS
Stars

No. of
CAPS
Ratings

Bear
Ratio

30-Day
Price
Change

Haverty Furniture

*

42

78.6%

0.0%

Pier 1 Imports

*

207

64.7%

(16.9%)

CBRE Realty Finance

*

125

60.0%

54.3%

Restoration Hardware
(NASDAQ:RSTO)

*

117

45.3%

133.8%

Crystal River Capital
(NYSE:CRZ)

*

186

33.9%

(4.5%)

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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