Chasing highfliers is a sucker's game. But tracking monthly trends across the market can lead to great investment ideas, as well as shed new light on stocks you already have in your portfolio.

Let's take a look at the biggest movers in the Industrial Goods sector. These stocks -- which include companies from the capital goods, commercial services, supplies, and transportation industries -- have clocked some of the biggest gains during the past month.

Industrial Goods Market Movers

Company

Industry

CAPS Rating
(out of 5)

30-Day
Return

Market
Cap

Price / Earnings

Hong Kong Highpower Technology
(AMEX:HPJ)

Electrical Equipment

*

114.99%

118.74M

29.27

SmartHeat
(NASDAQ:HEAT)

Electrical Equipment

**

75.90%

530.66M

28.31

Broadwind Energy
(NASDAQ:BWEN)

Electrical Equipment

**

51.62%

811.71M

NA

Magnetek

Electrical Equipment

*

44.26%

55.78M

35.00

Griffon
(NYSE:GFF)

Building Products

***

35.32%

714.89M

32.43

Those returns are certainly eye catching. But do these high fliers have staying power?

Let's see what the Motley Fool CAPS community (more than 145,000 investors strong) has to say about the best plays in the Industrial Goods market.

And the next big winners are ...
The following stocks are of similar size in comparable industries to the ones in the previous chart. However, these are companies CAPS members think have more promising future returns than the ones already making waves.

 CAPS Community Industrial Goods Favorites

Company

Industry

CAPS Rating
(out of 5)

Market Cap

Price / Earnings

Fools Saying Outperform

Jinpan International (NYSE:JST)
(Alternative for MAG and HPJ)

Electrical Equipment

*****

343.41M

11.75

925 or 945

Hubbell (NYSE:HUB.B)
(Alternative for BWEN)

Electrical Equipment Fuels

*****

2.42B

14.7I

58 of 60

USG (NYSE:USG)
(Alternative for GFF)

Building Products

****

1.38B

NA

1,824 of 1,960

Of course, some of today's winners might continue to rack up outsize returns. But isn't it better to snag tomorrow's winners before they start running up?

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USG is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation. Jinpan International is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems selection. The Fool has a disclosure policy.