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 health-care sector. These stocks -- which include companies from health-care equipment, services, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and life sciences industries -- have clocked some of the biggest gains during the past month.

Health-care market movers

Company

Industry

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

30-Day Return

Market Cap (in Millions)

Price / Earnings

Medical Action Industries (NASDAQ:MDCI)

Health-Care Equipment and Supplies

*****

44.03%

$270

28.3

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories (NYSE:CPD)

Pharmaceuticals

*****

40.00%

$222

NA

Delcath Systems, (NASDAQ:DCTH)

Health-Care Equipment and Supplies

**

38.31%

$146

NA

BMP Sunstone (NASDAQ:BJGP)

Health-Care Providers and Services

***

36.88%

$241

NA

MannKind (NASDAQ:MNKD)

Biotechnology

**

35.03%

$957

NA

Source: CAPS and Yahoo! Finance.

Those returns are certainly eye-catching. But do these highfliers 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 health-care 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, as shown by their high CAPS rating.

 CAPS community health-care favorites

Company

Industry

CAPS Rating
(out of 5)

Market Cap (in Millions)

Price / Earnings

Fools Saying Outperform

SuperGen (NASDAQ:SUPG) (Alternative for CPD)

Pharmaceuticals

*****

$173

NA

194 of 203

Five Star Quality Care (Alternative for BJGP)

Health-Care Providers and Services

*****

$118

3.8

96 of 101

Rockwell Medical Technologies (NASDAQ:RMTI) (Alternative for DCTH and MDCI)

Health-Care Equipment and Supplies

*****

$108

NA

22 of 22

PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ:PDLI) (Alternative for MNKD)

Biotechnology

*****

$814

5.9

608 or 644

Source: CAPS and Yahoo! Finance.

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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