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, the fuel cell makers were run off the road. They're still in the ditch today, down 15.5% as a group over the last 30 days.

Music and video stores are no American Idol, either. Stocks of these so-called entertainers have shed 13.1% of their collective value since mid-April.

And who's in third place? Ethanol producers. Investors in the corn kings and their ilk have been burned over the past 30 days, with their stocks down 12.9% on average.

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 (out of 5)

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Movie Gallery

*

315

286

90.8%

Medis Technologies

*

220

169

76.8%

Plug Power

*

192

130

67.8%

Trans World Ent.

*

30

20

66.7%

U.S. BioEnergy (NASDAQ:USBE)

*

147

96

65.3%

Ballard Power

*

174

92

52.9%

Blockbuster

*

855

449

52.5%

VeraSun Energy (NYSE:VSE)

*

231

118

51.1%

MGP Ingredients (NASDAQ:MGPI)

*

99

49

49.5%

Aventine Renewable Egy. (NYSE:AVR)

*

274

111

40.5%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

And your favorite long candidate -- i.e., a company rated four or five stars in CAPS -- is:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM)

****

734

688

93.7%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, ranked 7,060 out of more than 29,200 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. Tim's portfolio holdings can be found at his Fool profile. His thoughts on growth stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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