Cold Stocks You're Selling Now

Welcome back to another Foolish review of the coldest stocks as ranked by Motley Fool CAPS. We're looking at the three worst-performing industries over the past 30 days, and your favorite short and long candidates in each.

Last week, Printed Circuit Boards led the laggards. Who's the Fool at the bottom of the hill this week? It's all about energy:

  • Coal, which includes miners of the black dirty stuff. Stocks in this sector have declined 15.9% over the last 30 days.
  • Ethanol production, which includes those firms that produce fuel from veggies and starches. Stocks in this sector have declined 14.8% over the last 30 days.
  • Independent oil and gas, which ... well, you know. Stocks in this sector have declined 10.7% over the last 30 days.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the worst stocks in these industries to own now (i.e., those rated with one or two stars in CAPS) are:

Company

CAPS Star Rating (out of five)

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Verasun Energy (NYSE: VSE  )

*

164

111

67.7%

Aventine Energy (NYSE: AVR  )

*

89

55

61.8%

Carrizo Oil & Gas (Nasdaq: CRZO  )

*

26

13

50.0%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

And your favorite long candidates (i.e., those with three or more stars in CAPS) are:

Company

CAPS Star Rating (out of five)

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Callon Petroleum (NYSE: CPE  )

*****

24

24

100.0%

Comstock Resources (NYSE: CRK  )

*****

24

24

100.0%

Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR  )

*****

29

29

100.0%

Rosetta Resources (Nasdaq: ROSE  )

*****

17

17

100.0%

Range Resources

*****

36

36

100.0%

Transglobe Energy

*****

81

81

100.0%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, ranked 1,320 out of more than 19,200 in CAPS, didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. Get the skinny on all the stocks he owns by checking Tim's Fool profile. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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