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, gaming stocks such as The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY  ) and Shuffle Master (Nasdaq: SHFL  ) were cashing in. They've since folded, leaving renewable-energy firms raking in the chips.

No, really. So hot are the green gurus that biofuel specialist Verenium (Nasdaq: VRNM  ) and its peers took all three spots in this week's list. Each group was up at least -- wait for it -- 60% over the past 30 days.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the best stock (yup, only one) in these industries to own now -- i.e., the one with four or five of the maximum five stars in CAPS -- is:


CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

30-Day Price Change

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM)





Sources: Motley Fool CAPS and Yahoo! Finance, as of Dec. 21.

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


CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

30-Day Price Change

U.S. BioEnergy





BioFuel Energy (NASDAQ:BIOF)





VeraSun Energy (NYSE:VSE)





Aventine Renewable Energy





Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)





Sources: Motley Fool CAPS and Yahoo! Finance, as of Dec. 21.

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10/26/2016 9:35 AM
ADM $42.56 Up +0.03 +0.07%
Archer Daniels Mid… CAPS Rating: ***
NCTY $1.55 Down -0.07 -4.32%
The9 CAPS Rating: *
SHFL.DL $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
Shuffle Master CAPS Rating: *****
VSE $0.28 Down +0.00 +0.00%
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