Last month, the consensus of more than 22,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS voted South African oil and gas company Sasol as the best stock for new money. Since that article ran, Sasol is up more than 11%. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.

But this month, CAPS investors have chosen a new top dog, and there are seven new names in the top 10. Take a look:


Market Cap

Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX)




Actions Semiconductor


Omni Energy Services (NASDAQ:OMNI)


Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK)


Mueller Water (NYSE:MWA)


Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE:SRZ)


MRV Communications (NASDAQ:MRVC)


Lifetime Brands (NASDAQ:LCUT)


US Physical Therapy


Dollar figures in millions. Data provided by Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's.

As always, none of the companies on this list should be considered formal recommendations, but rather starting points for further research.

Stand by your semiconductor
Despite losing 18% of its value since the last article was run, Actions Semiconductor remains a CAPS investor favorite. In fact, out of 193 CAPS investors following Actions, only one is bearish on it. Check out what investors are saying about the company here.

Wall Street is also maintaining its bullish sentiment on Actions Semiconductor: Roth Capital, Citigroup, and Piper Jaffray haven't done an about-face ... yet.

What do you think about Actions Semiconductor, or any other company mentioned here? Perhaps you think your favorite stock should make this list next month. In either case, follow this link to rate your favorite stocks on Motley Fool CAPS.

Todd Wenning does not own shares of any company mentioned. Sasol is a Motley Fool Global Gains selection. The Fool has a disclosure policy.