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, solar stocks shone like the reflection off a freshly waxed sports car. They're still hot, up 20.9% as a group over the past 30 days -- but that was only good for third place.

Greek stocks conquered the CAPS world, rising by an average of 32.1% over the past 30 days. And in second place? Hospitals are off life support and up 28.8% as a group since mid-June.

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

National Bank of Greece

*****

172

171

99.4%

Kyocera

*****

59

58

98.3%

Excel Maritime

*****

278

272

97.8%

Suntech Power (NYSE:STP)

****

1,348

1,305

96.8%

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

DryShips

*

550

269

48.9%

Canadian Solar

*

136

66

48.5%

Hoku Scientific

*

202

94

46.5%

Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL)

*

498

200

40.2%

Triad Hospitals (NYSE:TRI)

*

25

10

40%

Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC)

*

78

31

39.7%

Universal Health (NYSE:UHS)

**

20

6

30%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 1,749 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. Suntech Power is a Rule Breakers recommendation. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy is hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.


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