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 and the week prior, ethanol producers were falling faster than the ratings for MTV's Total Request Live, and they're the Fools at the bottom of the hill once again. Stocks in this sector are down 17.3% over the last 30 days.

Who are the others? Have a look:

  • Second worst, for the second week in a row, are the distillers. Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ  ) and its bottle-tipping rivals are nursing a 15.9% hangover from binging for the last 30 days.
  • Third worst are makers of organic light-emitting diodes, including Rule Breakers pick Universal Display (Nasdaq: PANL  ) . While these flat-screen rebels might someday bring TV to your phone, their stocks are failing to tune in returns. They're down 15.8% 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 (out of five) in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS stars
(out of five)

No. of CAPS ratings

Bearish CAPS ratings

Bear ratio

Verasun Energy

*

184

116

63.0%

U.S. BioEnergy

*

62

39

62.9%

Aventine Energy

*

112

65

58.0%

Pacific Ethanol

*

349

135

38.7%

Cambridge Display
(Nasdaq: OLED  )

**

87

17

19.5%

Cree Inc.
(Nasdaq: CREE  )

**

256

31

12.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

And your favorite long candidate -- i.e., with either four or five stars in CAPS -- is:

Company

CAPS stars

No. of CAPS ratings

Bullish CAPS ratings

Bull ratio

Brown Forman (NYSE: BF-B  )

*****

30

29

96.7%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, ranked 996 out of more than 21,200 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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