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 120,000 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

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Exelixis, Inc.

(NASDAQ:EXEL)

21.93%

Life Sciences Tools and Services

(4.56%)

2192 of 2270

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Techtronic Industries

(OTC BB: TTNDY)

13.70%

Household Durables

(2.68%)

8 of 10

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Esterline Technologies Corp

(NYSE:ESL)

11.50%

Aerospace and Defense

(6.21%)

117 of 125

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Other Five-Star Life Sciences Tools and Services
Covance, Inc. (NYSE:CVD) up 0.92%
DRAXIS Health, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:DRAX) no change
Other Five-Star Household Durables
National Presto Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPK) up 2.66%
The Stanley Works (NYSE:SWK) down 2.35%
Other Five-Star Aerospace and Defense
Elbit Systems Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:ESLT) up 3.19%
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) up 2.19%

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