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 Bally Total Fitness (NYSE: BFT  ) led the laggards, but not this week. Like the elusive aliens from The X-Files, they're out there ... somewhere.

Oh, wait. There they are, languishing in the third spot. As a group, they're down 6.1% over the past 30 days.

But that slump can't match the music stores. More off-key than a Sanjaya Malakar-William Hung duet, stocks in this sector are the best of the worst this week; as a group, they're down 10.9% over the past 30 days.

Stuck in the middle are the fuel cell makers. Hydrogen hasn't paid off for these hypesters, which, as a group, are down 7.4% over the past 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

Int'l Fight League

*

170

166

97.6%

Dreams Inc.

*

34

33

97.1%

Movie Gallery

*

327

298

91.1%

Medis Technologies (NASDAQ:MDTL)

*

185

131

70.8%

Trans World Ent.

*

26

18

69.2%

Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG)

*

170

105

61.8%

Ballard Power (NASDAQ:BLDP)

*

163

81

49.7%

Blockbuster (NYSE:BBI)

*

842

416

49.4%

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

**

3,455

603

17.5%

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. (NASDAQ:CLUB)

*****

39

37

95%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 2,989 out of more than 27,900 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 Stock Advisor recommendation. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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