Finding the next big stock is both satisfying and profitable. One way to do that is to uncover businesses with improving sentiment among investors.

With that in mind, we used our Motley Fool CAPS screening tool to find stocks on a roll -- those with growing bullish sentiment in the CAPS community. Specifically, we looked for stocks whose CAPS ratings have risen in the last two months to five stars (out of five).

They also have:

  • Market caps greater than $100 million.
  • At least 200 active CAPS picks.

Here are seven for your viewing pleasure:                                              

Company

Industry

Market Cap

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SPPI)

Pharmaceuticals

$219 million

Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR)

Communications Equipment

$577 million

Western Refining (NYSE:WNR)

Oil & Gas Refining

$424 million

Oilsands Quest (AMEX:BQI)

Nonmetallic mineral mining

$352 million

SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD)

Oil & Gas

$1.8 billion

Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM)

Food Products

$734 million

ReneSola (NYSE:SOL)

Semiconductors

$442 million

Of course, screens are merely a first step in the stock-selection process. If any of these interest you, you should research them further -- perhaps even discuss them with the very investors who are bullish on them. So come and join our 145,000-person-strong (and growing) Motley Fool CAPS community in finding the best up-and-comers.

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