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 86,000 investors. Have a look, and then visit us on CAPS to dig in further on each of them.

 

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Sector Past 30 Days

Fools Saying Outperform

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Layne Christensen Company
Foolcaps
(NASDAQ:LAYN)

17.98%

Heavy Construction

(33.16%)

306 of 314

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Latin American Discovery Fund, Inc.
Foolcaps
(NYSE:LDF)

14.82%

Closed-End Fund - Foreign

(23.63%)

103 of 104

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SXC Health Solutions Corp. (USA)
Foolcaps
(NASDAQ:SXCI)

13.74%

Application Software

(19.11%)

149 of 155

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Other Five-Star Heavy Construction
McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) up 3.74%
Global Industries, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLBL) up 1.28%
Other Five-Star Closed-End Fund - Foreign
LATIN AMER EQUITY FD INC NEW (AMEX:LAQ) up 9.57%
Turkish Investment Fund, Inc. (NYSE:TKF) up 7.52%
Other Five-Star Application Software
Fundtech Ltd. (NASDAQ:FNDT) up 0.58%
Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) up 0.02%

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