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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 time, sporting stocks like Speedway Motorsports (NYSE: TRK  ) were in the second spot. This time, they're leading the laggards, disappearing faster than Sanjaya's faux fame and down 9.2% as a group over the past 30 days.

Who are the other lovable losers? Have a look:

  • Singing off tune in the second spot are the music and video stores, whose stocks are, as a group, down 7.3% over the last 30 days.
  • At a loss for words in the third spot are the communication and data services providers, whose stocks are, as a group, down 6.5% over the last 30 days.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the worst stocks in these industries to own now --i.e., those rated one or two out of a maximum five stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS stars
(5 max)

No. of CAPS
ratings

Bearish CAPS
ratings

Bear ratio

International Fight League

*

136

135

99.3%

Dreams Inc.

*

36

35

97.2%

Movie Gallery (NASDAQ:MOVI)

*

326

295

90.5%

China VOIP

*

102

92

90.2%

SkyTerra Comms.

*

17

14

82.4%

Trans World Entertainment
(NASDAQ:TWMC)

*

26

18

69.2%

Blockbuster (NYSE:BBI)

*

831

405

48.7%

Embarq Corp. (NYSE:EQ)

*

45

13

28.9%

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

**

3,384

570

16.8%

Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM)

**

105

13

12.4%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

And your favorite long candidates -- i.e., those rated four or five stars in CAPS -- are:

 

Company

CAPS stars

No. of CAPS ratings

Bullish CAPS ratings

Bull ratio

Town Sports Int'l Hldgs.

*****

34

32

94.1%

International Speedway

****

29

27

93.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 1,342 out of more than 27,200 in CAPS, is a sucker for growth stocks and a regular contributor to David Gardner's Motley Fool Rule Breakers service. Tim didn't own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. All of his portfolio holdings can be found at Tim's Fool profile. His thoughts on growth stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. Netflix is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor choice. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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