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 the health care equipment and supplies, health-care providers and services and technology sectors -- have clocked some of the biggest gains during the last month.

Health-Care Market Movers

Company

Industry

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

30 Day Return

Market Cap

Price / Earnings

Home Diagnostics
(NASDAQ:HDIX)

Health-care equipment & aupplies

****

80.72%

195.15M

42.96

LCA-Vision
(NASDAQ:LCAV)

Health-care providers & services

****

37.00%

143.33M

N/A

Pharmacyclics
(NASDAQ:PCYC)

Biotechnology

*

65.07%

290.92M

N/A

Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE:SRZ)

Health-care providers & services

**

14.83%

212.45M

N/A

Those returns are certainly eye-catching. But do these highfliers have staying power?

Let's see what The Motley Fool CAPS community (more than 150,000 investors strong) has to say about the best plays in the Health Care market.

And the next big winners are ...
The following health-care 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 Health-Care Favorites

Company

Industry

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Market Cap

Price / Earnings

Fools Saying Outperform

Shamir Optical Industry (NASDAQ:SHMR)

(Alternative to HDIX)

Health-care equipment & supplies

*****

161.36M

14.95

47 of 0

Health Grades
(NASDAQ:HGRD)

(Alternative to LCAV and SRZ)

Health-care providers & services

*****

152.5M

25.52

386 of 401

Monogram Biosciences
(NASDAQ:MGRM)

(Alternative to PCYC)

Biotechnology

*****

104.59M

N/A

59 of 62

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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