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, home-furnishings retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond (Nasdaq: BBBY  ) were kings of the CAPS kingdom. They've since been overthrown. Gaming stock International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT  ) and its peers are the new lords of the land, up an average of 39.5% over the past 30 days.

Second and third place go to two industries chock-full of green stocks: renewable fuel and renewable energy. It's a tie here, with each group advancing 26.3% since mid-November.

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

GigaMedia (NASDAQ:GIGM)

*****

1,462

98.2%

(7.8%)

International Game Technology

****

503

95.2%

4.6%

Konami

****

45

93.3%

15.4%

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

30-Day Price Change

Dover Motorsports (NYSE:DVD)

*

18

66.7%

2.3%

U.S. BioEnergy (NASDAQ:USBE)

*

240

59.2%

56.7%

Aventine Renewable Energy (NYSE:AVR)

*

382

48.9%

15.0%

Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)

*

604

44.7%

7.1%

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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