The first 100 days in office sets the tone for any new president. Similarly, Motley Fool CAPS keeps an eye on members who achieve scores of 100 on stock picks in their first 100 days. Here we're looking at our All-Stars who made some of their best stock selections early on and seeing which ones they think will do best next.

One of our highest rated CAPS members is Seano67 who sports a top 94.31 member rating and has attracted 14 "groupies," CAPS members who've listed this leading investor as one of their favorites. Here are a few of this top member's most recent stock selections and how they were rated.


CAPS Rating
(out of 5)



Current Score

Ford (NYSE: F)





Potash Corp of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT)





A123 Systems (Nasdaq: AONE)





Enterra Energy Trust





AerCap Holdings





Source: Motley Fool CAPS; *Price when call was made. Current score is how many points a member is beating (lagging) the S&P500 index from the time of the call.

Let's take a look at what other CAPS members are saying about these stocks and whether they agree with this top player's assessment.

Degree of risk
Left hand, meet right hand. General Motors recently highlighted how the government continues to kill the auto industry even as it throws billions of tax dollars to prop it up. Acknowledging that hybrids and electric cars will be key to future sales, GM says the higher fuel economy standards the government is mandating means it's going to have to boost prices across its entire fleet of vehicles since it can't raise prices on just the hybrids as that would make them too expensive for most car buyers.

Ford, which finds itself with a monstrous hit on its hand in its hybrid Fusion (it was named Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 2010), is quickly gaining the upper hand on its foreign rivals. Quality stumbles by Toyota (NYSE: TM) could allow it to leapfrog to the top of the pack this year -- only if the government doesn't cut its legs out from underneath it.

CAPS member BigDiv agrees that Ford is the underdog right now that is best able to capitalize on its competitor's handicaps, both foreign and domestic.

The underdog is slowly, but surely regaining some momentum. Ford is a good old fashion American company trying its best to strategically move forward as well as methodically improve sales growth and restore the integrity of its domestic and global image. The company has an opportunity to more concretely position itself if it can sustain and capitalize on its current good fortune. It is important that both sales and stock price rise. 

Spring has sprung
Yep, spring is in the air and the tulips are breaking through the ground. That's the time when farmer begin their planting preparations, and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan is expecting "strong farmer returns, a depleted distributor pipeline and the agronomic need to replace soil nutrients" reflecting a kick-start in potash demand. That's certainly the reason totto1437 chooses it to regain much of the ground it lost last year: "Well off of last year highs, but demand for product in a growing world can not stay down in the long run."

Although the M&A activity in the sector has taken several interesting twists, it's indicative of how much interest there is in fertilizer right now. While Potash is up 10% over the past month, China Green Agriculture (NYSE: CGA) is up 19% and Terra Industries (NYSE: TRA) soared over 40% higher. Even with Terra Nitrogen (NYSE: TNH) down 12% for the period, this is a sector that's put down roots for growth.

Start it up
Lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems has gotten a charge out of its supply agreements with electric car maker Fisker Automotive whose sleek hybrid Karma is due out later this year. It only went public in September, but its losses narrowed ahead of expectations and CAPS member kahunacfa says it has the potential to succeed as a public company, but thinks there may be better alternatives out there and a few more rounds with the VC's would have served A123 better for the long term.

One possible solution to high oil prices is hybrid propulsion systems. One outstanding solution is using Natural Gas, Ch4, Methane. Yet methane powered vehicles could prove to actually be a complementary technology in Hybrid propulsion. So could the "Buck Rogers"(TM) rocket fueled vehicles. KCFA can be convinced to Speculate on the potential success of A123 Systems, but offers the observation that another round or two of Venture Capital would have been a better solution for the company and their Venture Capital Group. 

A 1-in-100 opportunity
Some of the best and smartest members in the CAPS investor intelligence community have made their mark, but it pays to start your own research on these stocks on 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.

As hockey great Wayne Gretzky once noted, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." At Motley Fool CAPS every investor's opinion counts and since it's free to sign up, why not use this opportunity to take your best shot?

Ford is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. China Green Agriculture is a Motley Fool Global Gains selection. The Fool owns shares of China Green Agriculture. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services today, free for 30 days.

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