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 that, stocks of property managers were hotter than a ripe green Serrano pepper dipped in red chile paste. But not this week. This time, we travel from the mountains of Mexico, where Serranos originated, to the Foolish hills of Venezuela. Stocks from this spicy region are up 20.8% over the last 30 days.

Who are the others? Have a look:

  • Second best, for the second straight week, are providers of solar power. Stocks of sun worshippers are, as a group, up 19.6% over the last 30 days.
  • Third best are makers of antivirus software. The business of inoculating your PC from nasty invaders has stocks like Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC  ) and its peers up 17% 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 or five stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars
(5 Max)

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Suntech Power

****

873

837

95.9%

Blue Coat Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI  )

****

70

65

92.9%

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

Compania Anonima Nacional Telefonos (NYSE: VNT  )

*

120

80

66.7%

Trina Solar

*

245

161

65.7%

Canadian Solar

*

110

70

63.6%

McAfee (NYSE: MFE  )

*

87

42

48.3%

SunPower Corp.

*

228

79

34.6%

Evergreen Solar (Nasdaq: ESLR  )

*

387

99

25.6%

Energy Conversion (Nasdaq: ENER  )

*

233

45

19.3%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, ranked 1,557 out of more than 23,000 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. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy is hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.


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