As fundamentals-focused long-term investors, Fools never base an investment decision on the daily gyrations of the market. But the market's daily price movements can be useful when looking for new stock ideas for further research, or to keep tabs on watch-list stocks.

Below you'll find today's biggest movers among our five-star stocks -- the highest rating awarded by our CAPS community of more than 110,000 investors. Have a look, and then visit us on CAPS to dig in further on each of them.

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Up Today

Sector

Sector Past 30 Days

Fools Saying Outperform

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CIRCOR International
Foolcaps
(NYSE:CIR)

19.06%

Industrial Equipment & Components

(9.51%)

101 of 103

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Zarlink Semiconductor (USA)
Foolcaps
(NYSE:ZL)

13.49%

Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits

(13.49%)

52 of 58

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Steel Dynamics
Foolcaps
(NASDAQ:STLD)

10.79%

Steel & Iron

(9.84%)

816 of 841

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Other five-star industrial equipment and components stocks:
  • North American Galvanizing & Coatings (NASDAQ:NGA), up 5.11%.
  • Ceradyne (NASDAQ:CRDN), up 2.20%.

Other five-star semiconductor/integrated circuit stocks:

  • AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI), up 3.04%.
  • United Microelectronics (ADR) (NYSE:UMC) up 2.57%.

Other five-star steel and iron stocks: 

  • Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC), up 6.28%.
  • Gerdau Ameristeel (USA) (NYSE:GNA), up 5.84%.