In music, they're called one-hit wonders, acts that are never able to regain the magic of their big hit song. Think Norman Greenbaum and "Spirit in the Sky" or Brownsville Station and "Smokin' in the Boys Room."

We have seen similar one-hit wonders in stocks, too, like or Those companies burst onto the scene -- many during the tech heyday -- never to live up to their promise.

Whole lotta shakin' going on
While nostalgia's fun, "10 Stocks to Shake the Market" isn't about finding stocks that can't repeat their success; it's about looking at those that have made big moves and are likely to continue doing so.

To do that, we're looking at 10 stocks that made some of the biggest moves up over the past month. We'll then pair that with the ratings issued by our Motley Fool CAPS community. Those that rate higher suggest the members believe they'll continue to move higher and outperform the market.


30-Day % Change

CAPS Rating




Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ:FDML)



Barclays (NYSE:BCS)



Zion Oil & Gas



Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:RBS)



Builders FirstSource (NASDAQ:BLDR)



Anadys Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANDS)



Interactive Intelligence (NASDAQ:ININ)



Pacific Sunwear



Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS)



Source: Motley Fool CAPS. Change from Jan. 23 to Feb. 23.

With only two of the stocks carrying a top rating, let's see why the CAPS community thinks any of these might outperform the market.

A mighty temblor
That we're even having a serious discussion about whether the government ought to own U.S. banks shows more than just how far we've moved away from the ideals of limited government. The fact that there's hardly any uproar about it reveals the lack of respect people have for the country's financial system. Yet after the incremental moves to prop up various institutions last year, the thought of government ownership no longer provides the jolt it would have not so long ago.

Perhaps investors see Royal Bank of Scotland, which was partially nationalized by the U.K. last year, as a model. Over the weekend, the bank announced it would radically shift its operations while walling off the massive amounts of bad debt it has accumulated, estimated to be around $440 billion. The good bank/bad bank split would hopefully allow the bank to sell off unwanted assets over three to five years while giving the market an opportunity to appropriately value the remaining "good" operations.

Yet the lack of clarity around any plans the U.S. government might have about nationalizing the banks has caused jitters, as shareholders worry they will be wiped out. As bank prices get driven down, nationalization almost becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. CAPS member sandiegoteacher thinks there's a level of dishonesty in how the banks and regulators have been handling the matter and finds Royal Bank of Scotland better positioned now:

RBS is more honest than [Citigroup] and [Bank of America] -- it is more honest than the United States/ Obama Administration -- and has just today announced the decision to split into a "good bank/ bad bank." This is what Japan failed to do during its 10 year economic malaise tied to banking and real estate. This is what Obama economic geniuses like Geithner and the Federal Reserve are adamantly refusing to consider in their hubris and arrogance, thus leading to more pain for the USA banking system and USA real estate market in the forseeable near term and intermediate future.

Shake, rattle, and roll
It pays to start your own research on these market movers at Motley Fool CAPS. Read a company's financial reports, scrutinize key data and charts, and examine the comments your fellow investors have made -- all from a stock's CAPS page.

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Fool contributor Rich Duprey owns shares of Pacific Sunwear but does not have a financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. You can see his holdings. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.